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A Divine Encounter

It is no secret my journey in faith has not been an easy one. After pretty much leaving the faith, I was left searching the world and never found fulfillment. Each time I thought I found happiness, I was left more disappointed than the last time. I was running out of options and did not…

10 BOOKS EVERY YOUNG CATHOLIC SHOULD READ

Take it from St. Jerome, who said, “Always keep the holy book in your hands, that it may nourish your soul by devout reading.” St. Bernard said that reading instructs us in prayer, and in the practice of virtue. He even said that spiritual reading and prayer are the arms by which hell is conquered…

Y’all Saints

Ah yes, All Saints Day! My favorite almost-in-vogue religious holiday. Also known as “Sugar Rush Hangover Day,” “Throw Away Your Scandalous Costumes Day,” and “Don’t Forget to Confess Gluttony Day.” As it turns out, All Saints Day is about more than regrets; it’s about celebrating all the holy men and women that enjoy total union…

What are you waiting for?

Ah, the American Dream. This is the idea that everyone controls the outcome of their life, and that anyone can become anything from nothing. The more “stuff” we accumulate along the way, the happier we’ll be, right? Guess what? This is the one of the devil’s most successful tricks, and humans have been falling for…

Rebuild My Church

Do you ever find yourself reflecting on the path life has taken you? “How did I end up here? This was not the life I dreamed of when I was little.” “This isn’t where I thought I would be.” You know, those moment when you say, “Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful to be…

Your Maker Is Your Husband

Have you heard the lyrics to a song and just felt something stir inside you? “Ooh yeah I get that.” “This song speaks to me?” A man by the name of Johnny Lee made a bestselling song called Looking for Love. Perhaps the most well-known lines of the song are when Johnny says, “I was…

Beauty is Useless

Now before you close this page and question if I’ve gone off the deep end, allow me to explain — this is a blog after all. Oscar Wilde famously stated, “All art is quite useless.” I think he would agree with my previous statement that I have derived from his words. The heart of his…

The Message

Sunday Message on the Gospel – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. To follow along open your Bibles to John 14:15-21 Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and…

“These Three Remain”Series: Mercy is a Gift

Sunday Message on the Gospel – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and continue to carry out the Lord’s mission in our…

“These Three Remain” Series: Divine Charity