Priest, Prophet, King! Me???

So today in formation, we started talking about the Sacraments and as you may imagine, we started with Baptism.  In discussing, we began to talk about how when Baptism happens, we are baptized as priest, prophet, and king.  Now I have never understood this and to be quite honest, every […]

Time to fish!

I was so blessed the other day to have a conversation with a good friend and brother who is visiting this week with some teens from Nashville.  He said something that really stuck with me, and it really got me thinking.  He said, speaking of the teens, “We want to […]

Men of God, rise up!

On Sunday, we finished up an awesome men’s retreat for high school guys from St. Monica’s near Atlanta.  The theme of the retreat was “Men of the Beatitudes.”  I was so blessed to hang out with 30 guys and grow closer to the Lord with them.  We pushed them all […]

My heart

Here is a letter I recently sent out to all of my mission partners.  I wanted all of you to be able to read it. Peace be with you! God is love.  God is good.  God continues to move in such beautiful and amazing ways in my life each and […]

Running the race

“Every athlete exercises discipline in every way.  They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.  Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing.  No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to […]

Sacred Heart

One of the many blessings of being a LifeTeen missionary this year is the eight-day silent retreat we just completed on January 16th.  God blessed us so much during this time of complete solitude with Him. The Father completely transformed my heart during this time.  My life has been forever […]

“Follow Me”

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” These words from Christ really struck me yesterday in formation. “Follow me.”  In reflecting on this mission year so far, I began thinking about the initial time when Christ called me […]

The face of Christ

Mexico was such an amazing trip!  The Lord truly used that time to really work in my heart.  Through God’s grace, we were able to do so much for the people there, and we were able to constantly receive blessings from the Lord.  This trip was so much more than […]

Prepare the Way

Happy Advent!!  My heart is full of joy as we begin this great season.  I am so thankful right now for the many blessings God continues to shower down upon me.  I know that Thanksgiving was a week ago, but my heart is overwhelmed with how blessed I am. I […]

How can I respond to God’s love?

We were asked this question the other day in formation.  God loves me more than I can possibly imagine.  I am His beloved son on whom His favor rests! So how did I respond to this question?  How can I respond to God’s love? First of all, I need to […]