Living with Authenticity

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Politics and religion are supposed to be two topics you never bring up at family gatherings. These topics too often seem to drive wedges between people who love each other. It would be easier to talk about pop culture and other frivolous topics. I … Continue reading Living with Authenticity

Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Can you believe that Summer is here! If you are reading this outside of the US, Summer might not be as near, but here in the States we just celebrated the unofficial start to Summer, Memorial Day weekend. Pools are open, grills are cleaned, and school is coming to a close. We just spent a … Continue reading Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Singing Good Vibrations Unto the Lord

When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I remember putting headphones on her stomach and playing classical music and the Beach Boys so my unborn child could develop a love for music. Some say such an action can work. Others say I was nuts. Either way, I don’t care because I was forming … Continue reading Singing Good Vibrations Unto the Lord

Driving Lessons

I gave my 14 year-old twins their first driving lesson this weekend. When we got home my wife expressed her disapproval. Apparently, even on private property it is illegal to operate a car without a driver’s license. Further, they’re too young and we were in our nice car, which could have ended in an expensive … Continue reading Driving Lessons

So Who’s Really Crazy Here!?!

I am sure I drive my kids crazy! When they fail to do, over and over again, that which I have asked them to do, they continue to say, “I’m sorry,” to which I say, “No you’re not!” They look at me with that look that says, “How can you not accept my apology. Who … Continue reading So Who’s Really Crazy Here!?!

My Children Need Jesus / Everyday Stewardship

I am struck by the contrast between this post and the previous post by my friend, Teresa Keogh. All the children of the world need to be loved. NOW. Thus says the LORD: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense … Continue reading My Children Need Jesus / Everyday Stewardship

Sand Dollars and People

On a beach stroll during our annual trip to Georgia’s Jewel, Jekyll Island, we happened to catch the water at low tide. For those who like to find treasure this is the most opportune time! During high tide the sea’s treasure chest is carried to shore and tilted letting some of its most prized treasures … Continue reading Sand Dollars and People