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 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
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
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 My father would always say to me when I was growing up, “Whatever is mine is yours.” He was always very generous toward me, and if I am being truthful, probably spoiled me. We were not a rich family by any measure, but … Continue reading God’s Generosity
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
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
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
I was reading about all the speculation occurring over Presidential running mates and a vision of a license plate entered into my mind: GOD IS MY CO-PILOT. I am sure you have seen these, although I have to admit they do not seem to be as prevalent today as they were 20 years ago. The … Continue reading You, Me, or Us?
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