Becoming What God Intended

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

Standing Out From the Crowd

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent 2016 John the Baptist is truly an intriguing figure of history. He was a cousin of Jesus and literally prepared all those who would listen for this new way of life ushered in by a Messiah. Besides the key role he plays in the Gospel story, his … Continue reading Standing Out From the Crowd

God Created You On Purpose for a Purpose

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 / Labor Day Weekend “You were created on purpose for a purpose.” That may sound like pop psychology gibberish to you at first, but, it is the truth. Modern studies into strengths and gifts, along with constantly new understandings of the complex wonder of DNA, … Continue reading God Created You On Purpose for a Purpose

Sowing for a Full Harvest

Today's Gospel has Jesus telling us the parable of the sower. This story has so many implications and important themes for a modern world. It would seem that too many have uncultivated hearts where the seed of the Good News falls on rocky soil and bears no growth. Also, too often we spend our lives … Continue reading Sowing for a Full Harvest

Talking About Strengths

I am attending the Gallup Strengths Summit in Omaha for the next couple days. It is the first gathering of trained Gallup Strengths coaches, with coaches coming from all around the world. To spend time with people who have a similar passion for helping others unlock the potential of the gifts and talents that God … Continue reading Talking About Strengths

The Person God Created You to Be

People ask me if being on the road so much is hard. I tell them the hard part is being away from my family. However, I also say that the time away seems to give me a greater appreciation of my family when I am at home. I take less things for granted and am more … Continue reading The Person God Created You to Be

Making Your Mark on the World

Yesterday was my daughter's 16th birthday. What a time to reflect on all the years that have gone by, looking at photos, telling stories. She is now on the cusp of adulthood and soon she will be making choices that will impact her vocation in life. I look at here at want her to be happy. … Continue reading Making Your Mark on the World

For Those Who Are No Longer Free

This past weekend, I went to a birthday party for a dear friend and spent time talking to another friend who lost her college-aged son recently to a drug overdose. Our eyes swelled with tears as we reflected on the senselessness of his death. Most had no idea of his addiction. Only a few fellow … Continue reading For Those Who Are No Longer Free