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Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” – Mark 10:27 It was such a blessing to spend some time with the Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Davenport last weekend.  For a community that has so much diversity among […]


…whenever a person turns to the Lord the veil is removed. 2 Corinthians 3:16 I spent my morning a little bit out of my element, like an Amish guy at the Apple store. I was able to take a day away from my typical youth ministry life of speakers, small groups, retreats & scavenger hunts […]


If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 Working in ministry, it can sometimes become easy to take the grace of God and his incredible action in the world for granted. Being surrounded daily by faithful youth, wonderful parents & inspiring ministers can, somehow, just become the status quo. I’m not […]


Confirmation retreats are always a blast because the Holy Spirit shows up in a big way. Some Confirmation retreats end with dinners like this: The Holy Spirit was there, too. In a big way.


Why Twilight Is Popular

by Pat on December 12, 2011

in ministry,random

About three years ago, I made a life-altering decision.  Mostly because I have a God-given passion for young people, and because I wanted to enter into their experience in a new and challenging way, I decided to read Twilight.  In doing so, I was able to reflect more fully on Jesus’ descent into Hell after […]

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