When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I remember putting headphones on her stomach and playing classical music and the Beach Boys so my unborn child could develop a love for music. Some say such an action can work. Others say I was nuts. Either way, I don’t care because I was forming … Continue reading Singing Good Vibrations Unto the Lord
It is Not Naive to Believe in Love / LPI's Midweek Connection / Welliver
In this Year of Mercy, I have been trying to reflect (and practice) more on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The current water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan* has kept my mind on the second Corporal Work of Mercy for some time now – Giving drink to the thirsty. It is not possible … Continue reading Never Let the Water Run
I love the way my children sometimes clean their rooms. They will take all their stuff that is out and covering everything and shove it their closet and under the bed. If you can’t see a mess, there isn’t a mess. I was thinking about something similar these recent days when snow came down to … Continue reading Something Beautiful
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Sunday, January 24, 2016 I often tell people perhaps my favorite author on stewardship is usually not thought of as a stewardship writer at all: Catherine Doherty. She was like a Russian Canadian Dorothy Day, starting the Madonna House Apostolate of lay men and women and clergy who work with and … Continue reading Stewardship is Everything
I remember one Vacation Bible School I planned in the past years having David and Goliath roaming around all day and David had a chance to slay Goliath over and over again. The kids loved seeing our Goliath-like actor hitting the ground again and again. I guess as time went on, David didn't seem much … Continue reading Goliath! You Are Going Down!
I cannot believe how cold it is here in North Carolina this morning. 14 degrees! We are not well equipped for that kind of cold around here. Winter weather is our nemesis for sure. Last year, 3 inches of snow led to school being cancelled for a week! If you are reading this in the … Continue reading Sweet Jesus, It’s Cold!
by Teresa Keogh After a pretty mild winter in England we are suddenly experiencing a cold patch that reminds us that it is winter. Last week I had a full ‘to do’ list and a ‘full-on’ day at work; when I saw the frost outside the idea of scraping the car was something I just … Continue reading Surprised By God – Again!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2016 When I look back over my life I see so many people who played an important role in my becoming who I am today. Some of them taught me about life, some shared with me stories that made me feel more human, and … Continue reading These People Are Gifts