• Favorites,  My Life,  SNC Journey

    Halfway and Already a Wild Ride

    This past week wrapped up my Sophomore year at SNC and what a wild ride it has been over these last two years! The academic year featured two very different semesters in their triumphs and challenges and over the last two years, I have grown so much, especially in my faith. First Semester Fall Semester was easily the hardest semester academically that I have been through. I was taking two very hard (and extremely different) math courses and a course in what was the most confusing language ever for me to understand for Computer Science. On top of those I was also in theology which required a lot more reading…

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    The Four Rs

    Photo by Blessed is She I know I’ve been posting a lot more frequently lately but Jesus and the Holy Spirit are so good and I just feel so compelled to share. I am rewatching a Virtual Bible Study (VBS) with Blessed is She and they discussed an easy way to share the Gospel, the 4 Rs. Below is an incredible (and simple) way explained by Beth Davis to share and understand the Good News of the Gospel. Relationship – We were created to be in an unbroken relationship with God the Father. Rupture – We ruptured that relationship through sin. Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden…

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    A Holy Week Unlike Any Other

    It’s no secret that this Lent has not gone to basically any of our plans. I guess it’s good that God has a better plan for us in store. At the beginning of Lent at the end of February, my biggest faith worry was honestly if I had enough time to eat after daily Mass before class or if I would find enough time in my day to do a daily rosary. That sounds so ridiculous writing that now based on everything that has happened since then, but that’s the truth and I no longer have to worry about either of those things. The week before spring break was a…

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    #TellYourStory

    Each day I am deeply inspired by Beth Davis and today wasn’t any different. Today I watched Blessed Is She’s “Teachable Tuesday” encouraging each and every one of us to tell our story of how Jesus Christ and the Good News have saved our lives. It is no secret that there is a lot of uncertainty and despair in the world right now and times are hard. For a long time, I have kept most of this story hidden from the world because I never really know how I will be received after being so vulnerable. In all honesty, I’m terrified to even scrape the surface. This is by no…

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    Every Day is Galentine’s Day

    Recently, more than ever I have been feeling such support and love from so many people that I am surrounded by. They each have impacted me more than words could ever express. I can never thank every person that has ever helped me on my journey; here are just a few of the friends that make me feel so loved on a daily basis. Lauren I don’t even know where to begin. First off, you are able to deal with me for 24 hours a day so hats off to you. I love you so incredibly much and literally can’t imagine life without you at this point. It is so…

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    Dear Younger Cassie

    My dad recently sent me my “letter to myself” that I wrote in 8th grade. I will spare you the pain of having to read it; it’s 26 pages long and honestly just cringy to read for so many reasons. However, it did inspire me to write a letter to middle school me to explain how life turned out over five years later. Dear Cassie, First of all, you survived high school and almost half of college! Congrats! That is an accomplishment in itself. I recently was able to read the letter you wrote to yourself and it was really eye-opening. Honestly, most of the struggles that you faced that…

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    Reflecting on 2019 and the Decade

    Each year of my life seems to be a bit of a roller coaster, and 2019 has been no different. Overall, I would say that 2019 was better than 2018, and each day my goal is to make each day a little bit better than the last. 2019 was filled with countless little moments that have made me smile, from something as little as a sunset or laughing with friends to presenting at educational conferences across the country, many amazing things have happened this year. Overall, each day I am growing and learning and each day I continue to surprise myself with how much I can accomplish when I put…

  • Faith Life,  My Life,  SNC Journey

    Keeping Myself Grounded in God

    This past week celebrated two months since moving in for Sophomore year! It has been a wild roller coaster ride for sure, filled with some exhilarating and some exhausting moments, but I think it’s starting to even out a bit. One of my biggest goals for the past few weeks has been to remain positive and focus on the good. If you know me, you know this can be a real struggle, especially surrounded by the stress that college can be. The easiest way for me to do this is to give everything to God. Now, this is easy to say but one of the hardest things for me to…

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    Why I Am Blessed

    As September ends and October begins, I want to make a little list of a few of the things that make me realized how blessed I am surrounding me. Disclaimer: I am writing this more for myself than anyone else. Honestly, Sophomore year hit me hard and September was challenging to put it easily. For most of the month, I was covered in piles of homework and trying to keep my head above water in the rushing river rapids that are life. To top it off, my body decided to shut down a bit and get very sick in the last week. There were many moments when it was hard…

  • SNC Journey

    Week One of Part Two

    Last Friday I moved into my home for the year, St. Joseph Hall. This year I get to live with one of my best friends and computer science buddy Lauren. Move in only took four hours and over 20 trips (sorry dad) and to think we were supposed to live on the fifth floor and got moved to the second. Overall, I love the way the roomed turned out and appreciate the extra space and storage, especially the bookshelves on the walls. Start of Class This past Monday started a new semester of classes. My schedule isn’t the easiest; I have four classes in a row starting at 8:30 and…

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