An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 My wife is a big Dave Ramsey fan. She loves when he tells people that in order to pay down their debt they need to sell so many of their possessions that the kids think that even they can be sold for the right … Continue reading Are You Possessed!?!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 How time flies! This coming year I will have one child graduate from college, one from high school, and one starting high school. I am exhausted thinking about it. My prayer for all my children is that they take the Holy Spirit with … Continue reading Becoming What God Intended
We want to solve everything don’t we? How do we fix the economy? Which candidate will be better? How do we cure cancer? Or obesity? Or poverty? What about violence in the Middle East? It is, of course, natural to be solutions oriented. When there is a problem, we try to fix it. If someone … Continue reading Witness
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Over the years I have wasted a lot: a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of talent. Sometimes I didn’t realize I was wasting these things, but after reflection, I realized I could have done more and accomplished much … Continue reading Discerning the Seeds of Stewardship
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Many young people want to make a path for themselves in life without the help and guidance of others. My own young adult son oftentimes refuses assistance because he feels that he must learn to go it alone and have his achievements based solely … Continue reading Lean On Me
Last month (I know I'm a little behind!) we celebrated the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, whose impact on the Church is unmatched. Peter was a fisherman by trade, a simple man lacking a theological education. The accounts of him in the Scripture show him to be somewhat impetuous and lacking a filter between … Continue reading Peter and Paul
We are just coming off a federal holiday in the United States, Independence Day, or Fourth of July. We recognize the founding fathers who, through their efforts composed and adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and … Continue reading Interdependence Day
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 It took five years of marriage before I was ready to have that first baby. Of course, now that I have three children I cannot imagine a life without them. After 25 years, I cannot imagine life without my wife as well. And … Continue reading No One Before God