The Presupposition

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola is one of the great works of Christian spirituality in the history of the Church.  It is a spiritual retreat meant to help with discernment and growth in God. It’s a foundational text for members of The Society of Jesus (Jesuits). At the very beginning of these exercises, … Continue reading The Presupposition

This Day Will Never Come Again

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

Listening for His Voice

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2017 In the past year, my wireless provider introduced something called HD Voice. Suddenly, the voice I heard on my phone was unbelievably clear and it felt at times like both the caller and I were in the same room. The best aspect of this … Continue reading Listening for His Voice

Listen. Think. Act.

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2017 Listen. Think. Act. That is a mantra or slogan for many different groups. Some seek to battle prejudice and bias. Other groups hope to eliminate poverty or reduce crime. I have even found some companies use it as a way of increasing … Continue reading Listen. Think. Act.

The Best Gift Giver

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

Breath of Mercy

These days there are numerous phone apps that can help you keep track of your health – diet, fitness, and even heart rate. One such app that I stumbled upon recently is called Breathe, which notifies you periodically to stop and practice a  deep breathing repetition for a couple of minutes. It’s really not a … Continue reading Breath of Mercy

Looking for Jesus

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I would like to think that most people in the world would help someone who was suffering if they had the chance. I guess my optimism starts to take a hit when I consider that in some cases the cost will be higher … Continue reading Looking for Jesus

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