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 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
What I find among some friends and acquaintances who are not Catholic is that their view of Catholicism is often a caricature of reality. It is only when they do a little homework that they realize their perception is not reality. I was reading a recent speech by Fr. Federico Lombardi, former spokesperson for the … Continue reading Tell The Truth
I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. John 15:5 The idea of the glass being half empty or half full is a common proverbial phrase that is used to illustrate that a situation can be … Continue reading Half Empty or Half Full
“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” – C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters We’ve heard of the drug dealer cliché, “The first hit is free.” You have to take the first hit to begin the slow decline toward full blown addiction, and if vulnerability … Continue reading The Robe
As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me … Continue reading But first…
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time We often say in the Church that stewardship is about the three T’s, time, talent, and treasure, but really, stewardship is about the big “E,” which is everything. We are made up of more than just our time, talent, and treasure, and the gifts … Continue reading The Big “E” is for Everything
AN EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2017 I recently watched the film adaptation of Godspell with my teenage daughter. I had such fond memories of watching it when I was young, back in the day. I listened to the soundtrack so many times and learned to play many of the songs on my guitar. … Continue reading How Current is Jesus?
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for January 10, 2016
Recently, my high school daughter attended a baptism at a non-denominational church of one of her friends. A decent group of girls, from all different denominations, attended and congratulated her after the service. The photos from the event show faces full of joy and the love the girls had for their friend. The girl had been planning this event for many months, seemingly against her mother’s wishes, but in the end, her mother and grandparents attended the service as well. I guess since it meant so much to her daughter in the end, she couldn’t help but give in and put aside her bias against religion and attend.
And it was very important for this girl. She not only wanted to belong to the Body of Christ, she wanted to begin a new chapter in…
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