I collect smiley faces. The crown jewels of my collection are Harvey Ball autographed smileys and McCoy pottery smileys. When I started my collection, I looked for the McCoy symbol on each pottery piece, to verify it was a “real McCoy.” The stamp of the symbol told me that it had been made in the … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship (Most Holy Trinity 2015)
I remember, many years ago now, going to a funeral for the husband of a woman in our parish who was well-respected as a spiritual director and prayer warrior. The funeral mass was anything but sad because it was a celebration of life and God's gift of a single man to this world, this parish … Continue reading A Glimpse of Heaven
“Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet. The church will always exist as long as there is someone who has been baptized…Where is your baptism? You are baptized in your professions, in the fields of workers, in the market. Wherever there is someone … Continue reading God’s Microphones
My oldest son was having a tougher time than expected in his first year of college. In high school he expected to get A’s and be one of the smarter kids in the class. Now, he was at a school where everyone came from a similar experience in high school, and he found himself pretty … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship (Pentecost 2015)
What Is God Waiting For? I knew I had a problem. It had been years and though I tried and tried, I could not break free. Several attempts of varying lengths of time and degrees of success ultimately led me back to the same place. Finally, I hit rock bottom. I prayed that if God … Continue reading What Is God Waiting For?
The next blog post will be from a friend of mine, Steve Botsford. He an experienced catechist, a loving parent and husband, and a faithful disciple. I am happy to have him join me and the others in this journey to keep the MAIN THING, the MAIN THING!
Some celebrated this yesterday, but most will observe the feast this Sunday. There is a great need in our current world for more Jesus sightings. You used to hear about Elvis sightings from time to time, but we do not need sightings of the King of Rock n Roll. We need sightings of the King … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship (Ascension 2015)
Apparently, we have had some blog issues this week. That's OK. It is still new and the kinks need to be worked out. But I promise, Teresa is coming soon, as well as more great blog posts to help you keep THE MAIN THING, THE MAIN THING!
My next blog friend is Teresa Keogh, who I met through ICSC. We share a love of stewardship and the understanding of how important Ignatian spirituality is to making stewardship a way of life. The prayer of "take, Lord, receive, all I have and possess," is central to living as an Everyday Steward. The next … Continue reading Introducing Teresa