When you are a writer you often turn to the process of writing to work through difficult emotions and fears. For me, this is one of those times. My only daughter is off to college tomorrow. I am sitting in my office and I am feeling lost. She is not my only child nor my … Continue reading There She Goes
Life was not always easy with my father when I was growing up. Let’s just say he made many decisions along the way that led to fear, anger, and sadness for my family and me. Unfortunately, I was the only one in the family that would years later truly forgive him for his actions. My … Continue reading This Day Will Never Come Again
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
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
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2017 My children could never succeed without their mother and me. That isn’t me thinking too much of ourselves, it is just a fact. No one can find success in life in total isolation. I could never have become who I am today without my … Continue reading Working Together
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2017 When I think about the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, I think of my father. This Gospel reading that we use every year for the First Scrutiny of the RCIA was always my favorite to discuss with those who be baptized … Continue reading Put Down That Water Jar!
From Everyday Stewardship Advent 2016 12 December 2016 On December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to a simple Aztec Indian who had converted to the Catholic faith, Juan Diego. Three days later, at Juan Diego’s request, Mary provided a sign so the local bishop would believe that she actually had appeared. Roses grew out … Continue reading FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Second Sunday of Advent 2016 My youngest child is going through Confirmation preparation this year. It is always quite a challenge to get through to a teenager about the importance of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit. You can’t see and touch these things, but they are more valuable … Continue reading The Best Gift Giver
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Thanksgiving Day 2016 Pope Francis said in a 2013 homily, “If families can say these three things, they will be fine. ‘Sorry.’ ‘Excuse me.’ ‘Thank you.’ How often do we say ‘thank you’ in our families? How often do we say ‘thank you’ to those who help us, those close … Continue reading The Time is Now for Thanks!