Living the Beatitudes

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes I wonder what this world will look like when my children get to be my age. Everything seems to be changing so rapidly and much of that change doesn’t seem to be for the good. I do think in some ways the … Continue reading Living the Beatitudes

Jesus is Always the Main Thing

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 So the NFL season is almost over. Only the Super Bowl remains. For some fans, the season is already over since their team is now sitting at home. It is amazing the allegiance some people have to their teams. Some people bleed Green … Continue reading Jesus is Always the Main Thing

Real Stewardship Never Asks for Volunteers

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Can you imagine what kind of response I would get if I asked my 3 children, “Who would like to volunteer to clean up the kitchen after dinner today?” Six eyeballs staring at me like I had two heads! If I couch my request in … Continue reading Real Stewardship Never Asks for Volunteers

Recapturing Baptism

Tracy Earl Welliver

The Baptism of Christ, Joachim Patinir, 1515 The Baptism of Christ, Joachim Patinir, 1515

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for January 10, 2016

Recently, my high school daughter attended a baptism at a non-denominational church of one of her friends. A decent group of girls, from all different denominations, attended and congratulated her after the service. The photos from the event show faces full of joy and the love the girls had for their friend. The girl had been planning this event for many months, seemingly against her mother’s wishes, but in the end, her mother and grandparents attended the service as well. I guess since it meant so much to her daughter in the end, she couldn’t help but give in and put aside her bias against religion and attend.

And it was very important for this girl. She not only wanted to belong to the Body of Christ, she wanted to begin a new chapter in…

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