April 27, 2015
I stutter. It’s tough a lot of the time; I’ll be speaking, and then my mouth can’t form the next word... here's the kicker though: I wanted to speak.
April 23, 2015
Let's explore what made St. Francis Xavier such a great missionary in this brand-new small group study.
April 22, 2015
As I write this, I'm sitting in a small-town coffee shop in Texas, and the people at three of the six tables around me are talking about God. A couple of state college guys are discussing how to witness to their friend who's questioning her faith, a Bible college student is getting life advice from a mentor, and a woman on the phone is making a plan to return a Bible forgotten in her car. I find it a little odd.
April 20, 2015
First year missionary Zach had had lost sleep over Scott, the student who he met during Fall outreach. We all have Scotts in our life…the ones who indicate they know they need to make changes and that they are even ready but then they disappear!
April 17, 2015
I want to make him happy.
I enjoy it too.
I love him.
I’m just having fun.
My friends will think I’m weird if I stop...
April 15, 2015
As a catalyst of the New Springtime in the Church, St. John Paul II called for “new methods, new expression, and new ardor,” in proclaiming the hope of the gospel. Greg and Lizzy Boudreaux take this to heart in their work as artists and musicians.
Recently, Pope Francis has echoed this sentiment in his apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel: “Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.” Here, Greg and Lizzy share about the journey expressed through their music–one that promotes this “culture of encounter,” so vital to the life of the Church. –Katie O’Donnell
April 13, 2015
Everyone has to jump over three hurdles to become a FOCUS Missionary: a willingness to serve wherever the mission calls, a one year dating fast and to fundraise your entire salary. I practically walked over the hurdles of going where the mission called and the dating fast. Fundraising, on the other hand, was my biggest challenge in becoming a FOCUS Missionary.
April 10, 2015
Q: I’m afraid that I’m using my boyfriend to fill a void in my life. How am I supposed to know the difference between really liking a guy and just using him so I don’t feel lonely?
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
For FOCUS, this means meeting college students across the nation where they are and challenging them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through personal relationships and friendship, we offer college students the true peace and fulfillment they seek in the good news of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic faith, inviting them to answer His calling in their lives.
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