Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Mary, Mercy, & Me

And so it begins! Today, on this feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins. Anything you need to know about this much-anticipated year can be found at GetFed, a service of the Catholic Company. Today is just the start of a year of prayer, devotion, special events, and of course, mercy. Click […]

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The Struggles of an Imperfect World

Even though some people seem to live graced lives without little struggle, the truth is we all have struggles in life. Financial problems, health issues, emotions of fear and inadequacy, and even twists of fate are part of the human condition. The fact is that we are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. Click […]

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Jesus is HERE!

It would certainly have been an honor to be in the physical presence of Jesus back in the 1st century. To see Him with our own eyes, touch Him with our own hands, and listen to His words with our own ears would be amazing. During Lent, we remind ourselves that one day we will actually […]

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You’ve Got Beautiful Feet!

People sometimes think evangelization means being very forward about our faith and “preachy” as they say. Sometimes, a situation does call for a very direct and forthright message, but most of the time our call is to share the Gospel in simple yet profound ways. Click here to read the full post

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

There 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 […]

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Giving Thanks is the Main Thing

If you live in the US, during this week there will be constant attempts to hijack your mind and heart. You will be told that if you do not get to a certain store at 4 a.m. you will miss the greatest deal of your lifetime. But don’t make shopping, football, or overeating the main […]

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If I Was King for Just One Day

It 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 […]

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Stewardship of the Mouth

When 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 […]

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The Truth is Better Than Hollywood

When I was younger I was so intrigued by movies like The Omen and The Final Conflict and others that told stories of the end times and an Anti-Christ person that would usher in the second coming. Too bad every one of those movies misses the point. Click here to read the full post

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What Happened to Advent?

Advent 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 […]

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Cherished Treasures: Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Catholics who attend daily Mass come across interesting feasts all the time: unknown saints and martyrs, various titles for Jesus and Our Lady, the Chair of St. Peter. One of the most interesting feasts you might encounter is the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica each November. Click here to read the full post

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Stewardship is All About Money!?!

Our treasure is an extremely powerful gift from God that can change lives for the better or destroy them. It can never be ignored. And because money holds such a prominent place in human life, what we choose to do with it directly reflects our understanding of what it means to be a good steward […]

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