Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Seeking Good That Gives Us Life

It would seem obvious to us that we need to seek out good and not evil, but unfortunately, our society and the limitations of human nature prove to us otherwise. Today’s simple Gospel Acclamation verse reminds us that on the road to good is life and the Lord, the opposite of what is on the […]

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An Everyday Steward is Gracious

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is gracious. Click here to read the full post Past posts: If you missed the […]

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Being a Faithful Citizen and Disciple

There has been much talk in the news media recently about who belongs in the US and who doesn’t, who is legal and who is not, and who has rights and who does not. You can be a faithful Christian and believe that people need to follow rules about immigration and citizenship. However, we are […]

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God’s Gift of Leisure from LA

When the summer months come they bring with them increased opportunities for relaxation and recreation.  However, our fast-moving world would often seek to deny us those gifts of time and space. We can find ourselves in a place where the desire for leisure is seen as a sign of laziness or lack of commitment. But […]

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An Everyday Steward is Accountable

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is “accountable.” Click here to read the full post Past posts: If you missed the […]

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I Love LA!

Every year, thousands and thousands of Catholics from around the country come to Los Angeles for the LA Congress for Religious Education. I will be there Friday, Saturday, & Sunday and we will be debuting the Everyday Stewardship book in Spanish! If you are on your way to LA, I will see you in the […]

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Don’t Be a Sourpuss!

There are many voices out there today that paint a bleak picture of the Church and her ability to overcome secular culture and evangelize a broken world. They keep lamenting, “Look how bad everything is!” The jump from Church scandal to declining priestly vocations to empty pews. Sometimes, there are strong and important points to […]

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Be Quiet and Listen

St. Francis DeSales, in a Lenten sermon of 1615, maintained that the true goal of prayer was to make our will and the will of God one, leading us then to desire only God. He spoke of the need to give one’s self totally over to God. He wrote, “You have only one soul, and […]

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An Everyday Steward is Prayerful

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is “prayerful.” Click here to read the full post If you missed last week’s reflection, An […]

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A Cure for the Pain

So this morning, after several weeks of the pain in my cracked tooth getting worse, I went and got a root canal. The pain had gotten progressively worse and also unpredictable, sometimes feeling fine and sometimes throbbing like nobody’s business. Also, a root canal did not sound like fun. You would think something that costs […]

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Snow Day Stewardship

If you live a part of the world where snow falls at least occasionally in the winter, you probably have experienced the event of a snow day. Schools are cancelled, the government is shut down, and some businesses are closed. In some parts of the world, like here in North Carolina, even two inches can […]

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It’s a Friday in Lent, So Why Do I Crave a Hamburger?

You know, there really aren’t that many Fridays in Lent, so you would think not eating meat for us Catholics would be no big deal. But every year there are people asking things like, “Can I order a pepperoni pizza at midnight?” I remember being in college, a Catholic college mind you, and at midnight […]

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