There Is But One King! (and it’s not me)

Posted on November 24, 2015 by - Everyday Stewardship

KingThere is almost too much going on with all the Advent devotions and practices that seem to take a back seat to shopping and preparing for the gift giving traditions of Christmas. After all, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving in the retail stores and has already started online.

In the midst of all our preparation and celebration let us turn to the one who gives life through the sacrifice of love–Jesus.

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If I Was King for Just One Day

Posted on November 19, 2015 by - Everyday Stewardship

KingIt would be kind of awesome to be a king or queen! Absolute rule, untold wealth, and people answering your every beck and call are things that wouldn’t be half bad. Of course, I would be a benevolent monarch and I would hope that all my subjects would love me. They could cheer me as a came out of the palace and I think my popularity ratings in the polls would be through the roof

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Stewardship of the Mouth

Posted on November 17, 2015 by - Everyday Stewardship

wordsWhen I replay the events of the day in my head, my biggest regrets seem to be the unguarded moments when I offered an opinion or comment that was not necessary and could have possibly caused confusion or pain.  Why did I need to say that?  Did any good come of it? Or, was it something that needed to be said but I simply said it at the wrong time?

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What Happened to Advent?

Posted on November 10, 2015 by - Everyday Stewardship

advent7Advent can be challenging time for many to enter into. It is too easy to let Advent mark the beginning of the end of year rush. Too many times I have come to the first Sunday of Advent mass and appreciated the beautifully decorated sanctuary, colorful candles, incense, new music and fresh homilies, without preparing my heart or mind for the short journey ahead. By week two or three I realize I haven’t done anything to really get the most out of it, and now it’s almost over!

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