Why I Am Not Religious

In the past 5 months I have had an immense change of perspective on life, which started when I attended the Passion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia with Blackhawk CAM. I’d like to think my close friends have noticed and some…

Unprepared

Four years ago, I found myself in a van with people I hardly knew, headed to a place very different than any I’ve ever been or thought I wanted to go. I was going to a place the world told…

A Glimpse Into More

At about this time last year, God started working in me in incredible ways; ways that I hadn’t been aware of before. He gave me a desire to spend more time with him, and to get to know him more;…

More than the right answer

I’ve grown up in the church my whole life, and have always been aware of the fact that Christians are “supposed to help people”. I was aware that this stemmed from God’s commands and in response to Jesus’ sacrifice for…

Home

The feeling of being ‘at home’ can be a hard one to attain while in college.  When I first arrived on campus I was searching for a place to fit in, a place to be myself, a place to discover…

A Deeper Desire

I entered school at UW a few years ago and quickly let partying, boys, acceptance of my peers, and personal success start to run my life. I came to a somewhat cliché rock bottom, only to realize that something had…

Continuing to Learn

A bit shorter in stature, always at least 10 minutes early, and addicted to Wisconsin cheese, would be among the ways my friends would describe me. Freshman year brings about many changes: academic rigor, friends, and even place of residence,…

Completely Transforming

Coming into sophomore year, I was praying hard that God would show me where I belonged on campus. Freshman year was a year full of partying and emptiness, and I was ready to fully engage in the plans God had…

Something Much Greater

I’ve been a part of CAM since my freshman year in 2011, and it’s been such a joy to be a part of its community throughout college. I have been blessed with incredible friendships, opportunities to serve my fellow Badgers,…

The Wisconsin Experience

I made the decision to attend UW-Madison with a plan to live the Wisconsin Experience – “Work Hard, Play Hard.” And I did that. Yet, in the middle of my sophomore fall semester all of my other plans started to fall through…