15 July 2016

The Unbreakable Patty Schmidt does Poland

....or something like that ;)

The difference between triumph and trying is a little dose of "umph."

I have recently stumbled across this glorious show on Netflix. While I wasn't freed from a cult, I find myself relating to the "umph" of Kimmy to face whatever life throws her direction. Who knew a silly Netflix show could be a kick a$# reminder of that.

Life feels like it has been swirling by at a ferocious pace over the past few weeks...

Came home happily exhausted from taking teens to a weekend youth conference.


I had a new job potential open up which would have also been a great opportunity + significant pay raise. After a lot of prayer and reflection, I just didn't have peace about it and turned it down. Another chance to practice discernment and radical dependence on God:)

On Wednesday, I leave for 2 weeks with 12 people to attend World Youth Day in Poland. It is the largest gathering of young people in the world. Millions of young Catholics gather with the Pope to celebrate and grow in faith together...think Catholic Woodstock, minus all the drugs and sex and the Pope comes! 

Yesterday and today have been spent shopping for things like stool softener (#thestruggleisreal), Tums, and granola bars. It feels like I have toilet seat covers and toothpaste coming out my ears, but deep down I am really excited for another round of this awesomeness. Please pray for the safety of all pilgrims (and the Pope) traveling to Poland!

When I get home from WYD, I will be moving into a new apartment! I am excited to make a new home for myself while continuing to do my healing work and build a new life for myself. 

While I am gone, I have some sweet friends who have kindly offered to write here in this space. I hope you enjoy their words as much I did!

With all that being said, I am still on the look-out for turkey jerky and blister band-aids so I best be bouncing to go do yet another round of supply shopping. #joysofbeingagroupleader

See ya in a few weeks!! :)

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  1. Have so much fun, my friend! I'll keep an eye open for a glimpse of you on the TV in the sea of pilgrims. ;)

  2. Love the title of this post :) I am so glad that you are doing well. That's a great picture of the youth conference crew! I hope that everything goes well as you prepare for, and travel to, Poland!


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