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New Traditions ~ Emily Johnson

Back at home in Wausau, WI, my family is a part of a medium-sized Presbyterian church. It’s your classic Midwestern church with lots of old white folks who have lived…

Finding Rest ~ Connor Dewey

I love fireplaces! I really do. I love the heat and comfort they provide. I love the crackles and hisses of fireplaces. I knew that when I left home for…

Eating Together ~ Anna Saeger

When I came to campus last year, I had all the same worries that I assume our first-years probably have this year. I moved around a lot as a child,…

Strangers Become Family ~ Kevin Lee

A year ago, I arrived on this campus for the first time. As an international student coming from China, everything just felt so new. As I looked around in the…

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.…

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