Everyday Stewardship Reflections

When Sacrifice Becomes Mundane

But by now, these Lenten resolutions are no longer novelties — they’ve joined the ranks of everyday inconveniences, which somehow are the hardest to bear. Because transformation, in real life, happens in inches, just as a battle is won slowly.

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The Unlikely Suspects

Sometimes, Scripture readings can feel like a nature walk. All of salvation history plays out against the backdrop of the natural world, with all elements of God’s creation — plants and animals and the dust of the earth — turning in a performance.

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The Unfailing Goodness of God

Yes, God is all-good and all-knowing. So when He gives us free will, He knows what we will do with it. However, He is also all-powerful. He can and will bring good from any situation, any tragedy, or even any instance where someone ignores Him.

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The Audacity of Holiness

The holy person sees a storm on the horizon of life, and rather than give themselves over to fear and despair (natural and understandable reactions), regards the gathering winds as an opportunity to rely more fully on God.

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Embracing Change in Christ

It’s officially one month since we popped the champagne, toasted 2021 and wrote down a list of resolutions. This is usually the time when we start to take a good look in the mirror to assess what we have done with the first month of this brand-new year.

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Give Until It Hurts

One of the characteristics of Everyday Stewardship is to be committed — to persevere daily in a way of life acknowledging that everything belongs to God. I know, I know. Easier said than done, right?

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Christ Is Anything but Ordinary

We’re about to dive into week two of Ordinary Time, and we need to admit, after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, things are indeed looking more ordinary.

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When God Whispers

It would be nice if God always gave us a dramatic sign when He wanted something — the booming voice and the torn-open heavens really get the message across. Sometimes I find myself envious of the Apostles, who were able to witness such things in person.

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The Gift of Family

How we feel today about dealing with a killer virus and all the chaos surrounding that is still fresh for all. Hopefully, even if the fears and concerns of 2020 dissipate in the future, the way we feel toward our family should never leave us.

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Full of Joy

This Christmas may the Lord that slept in a manger provide for your rest. May the God that gives many gifts to all of us bless you abundantly. And may the Prince of Peace help you to find true gratitude for the gift of life.

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The Journey

Advent comes along every year and will continue to do so until Jesus returns. As this season draws to a close, we ask ourselves, “Am I now any better a disciple of Jesus Christ and more of a steward of all my gifts than before the Advent season started?’

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A Constant Companion

Bring Jesus with you into the office Christmas party. Take him with you shopping for gifts in the department store. Be aware of him when you sit down to watch television specials you have seen every year of your life.

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