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Letting Go, Finding Freedom ~ M. C.

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more…

Finding Myself Among Friends ~ Steven Chapman

About 8 years ago, including most of college before starting grad school here at UW, I never really considered myself a religious person. I actually had a lot of problems…

Lessons From the Journey ~ Shaniya Auxier

Oh. My. Gosh. I did not expect to get here. Three weeks ago, I was telling people how April was never supposed to come, ever. April was a huge month…

A Holy Getaway ~ Lauren Pettis

The eco-spirituality retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery gave me an opportunity to step away from the busyness of life on campus and spend time with members of the Pres House…

BWAP 2022: Moments of Grace ~ Evan Digman

While at Ft. McCoy, our group wrestled with what it meant for us to be there. Here we found ourselves on this military base amidst flurries of chaos and complexity.…

BWAP 2022: Untitled Poem ~ Madelyn Peppard

I could call it a dystopia, but it was not fiction So I’ll try to describe it with my best words and diction But how is one to explain the…

BWAP 2022: Presence ~ Lauren Pettis

When we were sent off to the centers we worked in each day, we were given tasks to do and rules to follow.  Sometimes we were busy running around our…

BWAP 2022: Come, Lord Jesus (A Scriptural Collage) ~ Andrea Wegrzynowicz

Words in normal font are from scripture (NRSV). Italics are commentary or additions. Are the consolations of God too small for you? (Job 15:11) My face is red with weeping,…

BWAP 2022: The Mess ~ Olivia Avery

I have spent most of my life in the bubble of Madison, which has given me many privileges but also limited the different types of people I have worked with.…

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