Patience is a Virtue

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Patience is a virtue. At least that’s what they say. You might think Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales first used the saying. There he wrote, “patience is a great virtue of perfection.” However, William Langland first used the saying in 1370 in … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue

For Those Who Are No Longer Free

For Those Who Are No Longer Free First posted on October 21, 2015 by Tracy Earl Welliver 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 … Continue reading For Those Who Are No Longer Free

God is Smiling Upon Us

While on vacation this week, I will be reposting 2 popular posts from 2015 and then this week's Everyday Stewardship reflection on Thursday.  This post first appeared on July 21, 2015. Another characteristic of an everyday steward is that he/she is prayerful. It would seem that would be a given. Certainly any follower of Jesus is called to … Continue reading God is Smiling Upon Us

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

Good Hospitality

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 When we realize we are going to have company, my family and I swing into motion with a frenzy. No dust shall be present for our guests. The bathrooms will be spotless and toilets worthy of the name “throne.” We must run to … Continue reading Good Hospitality