(First published in the West Nebraska Register, Jan. 12, 2018) I are up Catholic. I was born to a Catholic day and a Lutheran mom. I was baptized in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs in May 1995. I receive my first communion at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in St. Paul in 2002. … Continue reading Finding ways to grow and improve as Catholics
Category: Jordyn’s life
Man, the struggle is real. Ashley and I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago where we were discussing just how difficult this world is to live in, how much of a struggle it is to survive this life we are given. To which I responded with, “We are all bad at surviving this … Continue reading Expectations are tough
Man, the struggle is real. At this time last year, I was not in the United State. At this time last year, I was getting my passport stamped for the first time. In January 2017, I was expanding my horizons. I was experiencing the Cuban culture in Havana. I took a semester-long class in the … Continue reading Traveling is a struggle, missing the place is the bigger struggle
Man, the struggle is real. Another year is over and gone, and another New Year's Eve I spent looking back at the past year and wondering how it went so fast again. Just like every other year, 2017 was a memorable year, full of adventures, struggles, growth, sadness and extreme joy. It was a year … Continue reading Struggling with 2018 already
Man, the struggle is real. “Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity.” Eminem, “Lose Yourself.” It’s that time. It’s back to reality, back to the normal daily life, back from the Christmas celebrations. Suddenly Christmas is over and we are back to the work grind. Brad Paisley also has a song that can relate … Continue reading “Back to reality”
(First published in the Clay County News, Dec. 27, 2017) The Kids & Dreams foundation, founded by Aaron Bly in 2013, has been working to provide resources and education about autism and bullying to many schools across the state, and Sandy Creek has been one of the many schools supporting this organization. This year is … Continue reading Sandy Creek pairs with Kids & Dreams for 5th year
(First published in the Clay County News, Dec. 20, 2017) My mom and I, for as many years as I can remember, have bought a new Christmas album every year. We own about 30 albums by my quick count, and we live under a strict no-Christmas-music-until-after-Thanksgiving rule, but you can guarantee as we are out Black … Continue reading Hulinsky’s guide to the best Christmas albums
Man, the struggle is real. Cue the music…“Where are you Christmas?”… It’s the middle of December, less than a week away from Christmas, and I am still not really feeling the Christmas spirit as much as I should at this point. When I was growing up, my family had a variety of traditions to prepare … Continue reading Christmas? Are you there?
Man, the struggle is real. Last week I whined about being a photographer, so this week I might as well whine about the other half of my job, being a journalist because it is also a struggle. When I started college in August 2013, I started as an education major, but wanted to double-major in … Continue reading Being a journalist… it’s hard.
(First published in the Clay County News, Dec. 13, 2017) In times of sorrow and darkness, Candace Olson and Lori McCroden decided to spread some hope and support for those dealing with tragedy. “We’ve seen a lot of negative feedback online in Clay County from when they found the body here. We wanted to show … Continue reading Clay Co. goes green for Loofe