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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…

The Choice is Yours

At one point or another, every young adult experiences a time of dreadful uncertainty, or what I like to call a mid-college crisis. Questions of doubt plague you constantly: Did I choose the right major? What if I don’t pick the right vocation? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing with my life? As…

Fr. Long’s Tips to Discerning a Vocation

This list is by no means exclusive, but it can capture for you a “discerning outlook.” The basic rule is this: drive the car. God will steer, but He can’t steer if you’re parked. Don’t just stand there, do something!   (The top three are the most essential.)   1.) Regular Prayer before the Most…

Mercy Week Mission

Mercy Week Mission A Reflection by Gunnar Goodwin I’ve never done anything exciting for spring break. Although I’ve always wanted to, I’ve never gotten around to planning a trip. Well, this year was no different. I had no plans for Spring break. Meanwhile, some of my friends were encouraging me to go to the Mercy…