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Beauty is Useless

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… Continue Reading

Longing For Happiness

Longing For Happiness

  We live in a society of resistance. I’m not talking about political nonsense. We are people that are constantly resisting, and unfortunately, too often we resist what is good for us. We resist going to the doctor for checkups, knowing that making sure our body is healthy is a good thing. We resist getting… Continue Reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Discernment

The Do’s and Don’ts of Discernment

­ During this time as young adults we face so many decisions. “What’s should I choose as a major?” “Should I go to graduate school?” “Should I marry this guy/girl?” We constantly have to remind ourselves that God’s plan is LITERALLY infinitely better than what we can plan for ourselves. Fr. Trey Ange shares with… Continue Reading

Is there room for Jesus on Greek Street?

Is there room for Jesus on Greek Street?

+JMJ+ To all of the women that have had even one thought cross their mind about going through sorority recruitment, PLEASE. Hear me out. Whether you are totally in and ready to receive a bid from the chapter of your dreams, or you are on the fence of signing up because you are afraid of… Continue Reading

The World Needs Your Femininity

The World Needs Your Femininity

+JMJ+ The World Needs Your Femininity “The world does not need what women have. It needs what women are.” Edith Stein Ladies, the world is thirsting for your femininity. Our culture’s attempt to dive into the mystery that is womanhood has led to an understanding of femininity that is deeply impoverished. You are a gift,… Continue Reading

Life is Puzzling, Isn’t It?

Life is Puzzling, Isn’t It?

“We would be in grave danger were we unable to recognize the richness in each human person.” -Saint John Paul II from “A Meditation on Givenness” I LOVE meeting people. I get nervous sometimes because I am hyper aware of awkward situations, but I still LOVE meeting people. Why? You may ask. Well, I enjoy… Continue Reading

The Poverty of Perspective

The Poverty of Perspective

This past May, myself and 22 other members of the McNeese Newman Club went on a Mission Trip to Jamaica and stayed with the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor.  This is an entry from my journal that will help give you an idea of how we lived for 10 days: Night 1 The… Continue Reading

Who Am I?

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.… Continue Reading

Unveiling the Mystery of the Love of God

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… Continue Reading

Only You Can Suffer This Much

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… Continue Reading