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Tell the people everything about this life.
Acts 5:20

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We cannot passively and calmly wait in our church buildings; we need to move from a pastoral ministry of mere conservation to a decidedly missionary pastoral ministry.

Pope Francis


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I asked Holly (right) to take some pictures of the coffee shop for me to post. She sent me a bunch of pictures of herself with my coworkers and said, "I brought my go pro to work just for you." I'm considering dropping out of Ave and making lattes with these people for the rest of my life. I'm a pretty regular barista. I'm just on standby for all your caffeine needs, but I do love learning a little bit about each person as I take their order. There's a lot to know about coffee shop-goers, and people in general, my just watching and listening. Even though it is the cutest, most hipster place in the world, I have the coolest coworkers ever, and they're what make working here so enjoyable for me. These are some of the most genuine, funny, and joy-filled people in my life… Working a nine hour shift isn't too bad when laughter is so contagious here! I'll be sad to say goodbye to these people and my beloved coffee shop when I leave for school in a few weeks, but I couldn't have asked for a more perfect summer job!#lifeofjoy

July 3, 2015

Megan, Paul and I made the trip to Catholic Youth Summer Camp today to check up on the Portsmouth kids who are there this week. The bottom picture is my little brother, Luke (he's a rockstar), who is on staff this summer. This camp has a special place in my heart!This is the first summer in the ten years that I won't be at CYSC as either a camper or a counselor. Needless to say, it has been hard for me to accept that I'm not able to escape the real world for a week of paintball and jet skis. I owe so much to this camp – it truly shaped me into the person I am. Every year I came back here I could see how I had grown and changed since the year prior, and look at the areas that still needed work. Since we didn't have much of a youth group growing up, it was my one week out of the year to fall in love with Jesus all over again.CYSC made me desire the #lifeofjoy that I know originates in relationships rooted in Christ. Yes, this is somewhat of a sad summer for me as I remember how much I grew at camp, but now I can see it through new eyes and appreciate it on a deeper level than ever before. I pray that it has the same impact on these kids from Portsmouth as it did me! I have this camp to thank for forming me in the faith by making it so real and attractive to me every summer for the last ten years. #livetheadventure #lifeofjoy @catholicyouthsummercamp

July 3, 2015

"What should we do for the picture?" … "This. No one smiles at 5:30 am." This is my crossfit companion, Father Adam. Yes, he's a priest. Yes, he's a boss. Days are best started before it's light outside, so I set my alarm and stumble (still half asleep) into crossfit at 5:30. I started crossfit three summers ago and have been thankful for sore muscles and torn callouses ever since. At first the only reason I made an effort was because I knew I needed to stay in shape for volleyball season in the fall, but as my alarm continued to go off at 5 morning after morning, I knew there was something more getting me out of bed. Crossfit has not only helped me stay healthy physically, it has been an awesome way to grow in virtue for me….Pope Pius XII once said: "Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a person courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole person, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth."…God gave us these bodies, these bodies that He LIVES in. Why would we not do everything we can to take good care of them? Even though Father Adam might disagree immediately after a workout, early-morning crossfit is such a source of joy in my life. And then to walk outside and see what kind of sunrise God painted – what better way to start the day? "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"- 1 Corinthians 6:19#lifeofjoy

July 2, 2015

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