Every three months (this time 6 months because of COVID), I pause and reflect on the past season and share with all of you. This season was a time of working at home, cancelling events, moving things to virtual, just trying to survive, advocating for myself and others, and taking care of myself so that…… Continue reading What I Learned this Spring & Summer 2020
Every three months, I pause and reflect on the past season and share with all of you. (Linking up with Emily P. Freeman, who hosts this wonderful blog series.) This season marked six months of being a coordinator of youth & young adult ministry. Winter has always been a hard season for me, and it was…… Continue reading What I Learned Winter 2020
Happy Advent friends! Every three months, I pause and reflect on the past season and share with all of you. (Linking up with Emily P. Freeman, who hosts this wonderful blog series.) Three months ago I just began my job as the Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator at our parish, but some call me…… Continue reading What I Learned Fall 2019
September is upon us, which means that it is time to pause and reflect on this past season to prepare for this next season! (Linking up with Emily P. Freeman, who hosts this wonderful blog series.) Three months ago I wrote about what I learned this spring. I knew that the youth ministry position at…… Continue reading What I Learned Summer 2019
A friend of mine who was recently ordained a transitional deacon asked me to post in the Facebook group, “What can the clergy do to support young moms?” Our hope is that this can be a resource for you to share with your parish and pastor to better support young moms and the future of…… Continue reading How to support young Catholic moms
Hello friends! Ryian’s Coffee Shop is rebranding! I want to say welcome to all of our new readers, and hello to our long time readers. My name is Ryian. I’m 24, Catholic, and living in Minnesota. I’m married to a very tall ginger named Peter, and we have a 3 year old girl and a…… Continue reading Rebrand!
Spring is coming to a close and I want to encourage you to pause and reflect on this past season to prepare for the next season! (I’m linking up with Emily P. Freeman, who hosts this wonderful blog series.) 1. Ever since having a maple latte at Caribou Coffee, I haven’t bought creamer. I now…… Continue reading What I Learned Spring 2020
Spring seems to always be a busy time of year! Birthdays, first communions, musicals, confirmations, band concerts, ordinations, baby showers, overall end of the school year madness! 1. To help keep me sane, I made a playlist on Spotify! It’s really energizing and springy! 2. Zelie just turned 3! And is potty trained! We casually…… Continue reading May Quick Takes
Welcome back to the Lent retreat! My name is Ryian, and I am your host and MC. This is a retreat for those who aren’t able to get away, so throughout Lent, there will be talks, testimonies, and questions to help you reflect. Speaking of retreat, I went on a three day silent retreat! It…… Continue reading Lent Retreat – Last Hurrah!
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Pacem in Terris, where I did a silent retreat! Pacem is a place of peace, quiet, and solitude, with little hermitages spread throughout their beautiful Minnesota land. I had been craving this retreat for over 3 years as a young mom in the chaos…… Continue reading I went on a silent retreat.