God is God and I Am Not

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I really loved watching Tim Russert, former NBC News Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press, who passed away in 2008. I guess what I loved the most about him was his tremendous sense of humility. He was a brilliant political mind, … Continue reading God is God and I Am Not

Lost

A recent article from a prominent online news source called on Pope Francis to end the practice of praying "Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed" before Holy Communion.  The author, a self-described "healed ex-Catholic," called it negative reinforcement … Continue reading Lost

Jesus: Are You a Fan or Follower?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media can be powerful tools of communication. They allow people to stay in touch. They provide an avenue for fresh ideas. People can be engaged in conversations and be exposed to issues of the day in … Continue reading Jesus: Are You a Fan or Follower?

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Assumption. Although it is not a holy day of obligation for Catholics in the US, it is still a very important day in the life of the Church. Feasts dedicated to Mary say more about her son, Jesus, than herself. I would love to share with you Scott Hahn's … Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Living with Authenticity

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Politics and religion are supposed to be two topics you never bring up at family gatherings. These topics too often seem to drive wedges between people who love each other. It would be easier to talk about pop culture and other frivolous topics. I … Continue reading Living with Authenticity

Get This App: Reimagining the Examen

I love to find tools to help Everyday Stewards on their daily walk and today I want to share one such tool with you. If you are familiar with the Everyday Stewardship spirituality, you know that the prayers of St. Ignatius of Loyola play a big part in our daily life, especially the Suspice and … Continue reading Get This App: Reimagining the Examen

Patience is a Virtue

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Patience is a virtue. At least that’s what they say. You might think Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales first used the saying. There he wrote, “patience is a great virtue of perfection.” However, William Langland first used the saying in 1370 in … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue

For Those Who Are No Longer Free

For Those Who Are No Longer Free First posted on October 21, 2015 by Tracy Earl Welliver This past weekend, I went to a birthday party for a dear friend and spent time talking to another friend who lost her college-aged son recently to a drug overdose. Our eyes swelled with tears as we reflected on the senselessness of … Continue reading For Those Who Are No Longer Free