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Jesus’s Gift: The Poor

In May I accompanied 15 members of the McNeese Newman Club on a mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica, where we stayed with the Missionaries of the Poor. One day as a few of us gathered around to lead praise and worship with the residents, one of the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor said…

More About that “Resurrection” Thing

It’s still Easter! Such an earth-shattering, universe-changing event deserves lots of attention. Especially since many people, including Catholics, misunderstand what we mean by “resurrection.” It is much more than the living-on of Jesus’ soul after death, and much more than a spirit that moves in our midst even today. The Scriptures witness to Jesus’ BODY…

Body Image and the Pain of the Dressing Room

I was in the dressing room at my local Target, when I heard the voice of a young girl, no older than 10-12 years old, telling her grandmother that she didn’t like the how the clothes she was trying on fit her. In her opinion, her legs were too long, her thighs weren’t the right…

A Meditation on Holy Week

I am in the crowd. Pilot is condemning You to death, Jesus. He asks the crowd “do you want to release this man although he has done no wrong?” The crowd yells “Crucify Him.” I also scream along with the crowd. Again, “Crucify Him.” Pilot washes his hands. I realize now what I have done.…

Free to Love

What is the secret to an authentic, Christ centered relationship? Freedom As a newly married couple, Stephen and I have both been unraveling the mysteries of the grace that flows from entering the covenant of marriage. We’ve been experiencing the many fruits and blessings that have come from the years of striving to have our…

Awake My Soul

A reflection from Cowboy Awakening #69 I attended this retreat to fight for my life.   There have been many obstacles that I have faced in life but I have always felt like the obstacles in front of me were extremely rigorous. Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you felt unqualified…

5 Steps to Tackling Stress like the Saints

When I was still in school I would often think to myself, “there’s no way I’m going to get through this week.” As finals approached I would have a semester’s worth of my online class to finish in 3 days, 2 papers to write, several tests to study for AND I had to sleep, go…