I am so excited to be hosting and presenting a 12-part webinar series on Building a Vibrant Parish! Each month of 2019, we will be exploring how to make our church communities clearer reflections of the Kingdom of God. Join me and my many guests on the journey toward helping to strengthen the Body of … Continue reading Register NOW!
“Purity of heart is what enables us to see.” ― Pope Benedict XVI I’ve always been fond of a scene in the movie City Slickers, a story of three friends who go on a cattle drive adventure to New Mexico to help sort out their mid-life problems. Billy Crystal plays one of those friends (Mitch) … Continue reading Our One Thing
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 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
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Easter Sunday 2017 At Easter, we celebrate that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, conquered death, rose from the dead, and remains very much alive. To the world of non-believers: WHAT!?! It is quite a big reality to swallow. But for the believer, it is a reality that inspires us … Continue reading We are an EASTER PEOPLE!
I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition
A Post by Chuck Frost I remember going to the record store almost every Tuesday when I was young to sort through the new releases. I recall one particular album that I knew was forthcoming, so I trekked weekly into the shop to ask the clerk: “Is it in yet?” When it finally arrived, I … Continue reading Analog Faith
a post from MAIN THING BLOG FRIEND, Teresa Keogh Where am I hope in a divided place? Work took me to Cyprus this weekend and I decided to Visit Buyuk Han, an old camel trading post in the city of Nicosia – but on the Turkish side. The Han is now a craft market and … Continue reading Hope in the Midst of Division
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