Everyday Stewardship Reflections

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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Jubilation to Share

When was the last time you shared with a friend or loved one how much your faith in Jesus Christ means to you? You don’t feel the same motivation to share? Are you not overwhelmed with a desire to spread the Good News?

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In the Unexpected

No matter what, we can say with certainty that tomorrow will not go exactly as we envisioned. Our lives are influenced by many factors and the world around us is complex. Rather than be surprised by the unexpected, maybe we should expect the unexpected.

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There Is Much to Be Done

Growing up I only knew how to help the least of these through the school and church activities of the time. Today, YouTube and GodTube are filled with videos of creative ways people reach out to one another. Giving and good stewardship can be contagious!

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Buried in Your Backyard

Sometimes out of fear, misunderstanding, or even apathy, we have taken one or more of our gifts and buried them, hiding them away from others and stifling all growth. This is no way to honor God and certainly not a path to fulfillment in life.

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In Our Midst

We have all been startled by someone when we thought we were all alone. Sometimes that person in our midst was simply hidden from our view. At times that person we don’t see is Jesus. He’s always there with us, in others, sharing our everyday moments.

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Everyday Saints

As a child I was wrong about saints, but even more importantly, I didn’t fully realize that all of us are called to be saints! Me, a saint? Holiness is not something simply studied in books. It is the way of life we are all called to live.

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