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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…

Who Am I?

+JMJ+ Identity: Who we are and Whose we are This Summer at FOCUS’ New Staff Training has been filled with the question: Who are you? Now, we could all answer in a number of ways. For example: I am a daughter and a sister, a missionary, a K-State grad (Go Cats!), and a friend. Now…

Unveiling the Mystery of the Love of God

The hardest penance I have ever received was when the priest told me to go sit in the church for as long as it took for me to look and see myself from God’s perspective (Take that in for a second). He didn’t say to meditate on how God loved me unconditionally. He didn’t tell…

Only You Can Suffer This Much

“But rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice exultantly.” 1 Peter 4:13   I was in the chapel at a retreat feeling a bit nauseated for some reason. All of a sudden, the phrase, “Only you can suffer this…

A Message for Men (And Women, We Know You’re Reading This Too)

“In every romance there must be the three characters: there must be the Princess, who is a thing to be loved; there must be the Dragon, who is a thing to be fought; and there must be St. George, who is a thing that both loves and fights.” –G.K. Chesterton *Disclaimer* I will never be…

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10 Takeaways from Silence

For months people have asked me if I was going to see the movie Silence, and I always said no. There is no need for me to entertain the possibility that God might ask me to do something immoral so that a greater good can come from it. St. Paul settled that matter long ago…

The Message

“He Shall Be Called” Series: Emmanuel- God with us

“These Three Remain” Series: Faith Has Data

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…

“Pray Like a Saint” Series: The Word Became Flesh