Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Father McGivney

Father McGivney, My Father, & Me

Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of Fr. Michael J. McGivney, a Irish-American priest who founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 with a small group of parishioners in his Connecticut parish. What began in a parish meeting of a few has become an unbelievable force for good in our world. What is your idea to begin […]

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Broyles

A Case of Maturity

Maturity in our modern American society sometimes seems to be in short supply. So often we are about immediate gratification and we focus more on our wants instead of our needs. We find ourselves unable to see the big picture or the value of waiting for anything. This is true with money, possessions, sex, and […]

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Elijah

Under a Tree

What has God called you to do? Do you really think He would ask something of you and not give you what was needed to complete the task? Click here to read the full post

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Monday

Mondays Aren’t Too Bad

So it is Monday and a world of workers who are fortunate enough to have Monday through Friday jobs are slowly moving into offices and businesses. However, a major reality is being overlooked by many of those sleepy-eyed workers: God has gifted them with another workweek! Click here to read the full post

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Cross

Everyday Stewardship: Striving for Maturity

Mature disciples come in all ages.  To test maturity one simply needs to ask the question given to us in the challenge of the Bishop’s pastoral letter: “Will I follow Jesus Christ no matter the cost?”  One cannot grow in a sense of stewardship if he or she is always “counting the cost.” Click here […]

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Church

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

For too long we have allowed our faith to be a component of our lives, rather than the lens through which we see all aspects of our life. This has led to a presentation of Church as a place where we spend part of our Sunday and sometimes volunteer some time. In fact, we are […]

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Shoes

Debating Stewardship

Stewardship must never be a philosophy of how much we contribute to our church in terms of time, talent, and treasure. It is much more than that. It is about how we use all the gifts we have been given in all aspects of our life. Click here to read the full post

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House

Getting Your House in Order

How easy is it to spend all our time getting our physical house in order and having our spiritual house in disarray? We need to find time for God no matter how busy we are. Click here to read the full post

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Food

Everyday Stewardship: Tummies Full of Love

There are people all throughout our lives that feel like there is not enough in this life for them. But with our actions of love, they miraculously are filled with what they need. Of course, a tray of good cornbread doesn’t hurt either. Click here to read the full post

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God Smiling On Us

The second characteristic of an “Everyday steward” is that he/she is prayerful. It would seem that would be a given. Certainly any follower of Jesus is called to pray. However, this characteristic means more than whether or not one has a prayer life. Prayer is more than just communication between God and us. It is about […]

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Sand Dollar

Sand Dollars and People

We are all like sand dollars; carefully crafted for a special purpose out of God’s immense and limitless love. We are all created whole but most end up broken in some way. Click here to read the full post

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smile

Everyday Stewardship: For God’s Sake, Take a Break

Everyone needs a rest. The problem is we fail to understand how important it is to rest. We think rest is void of action. Not only is resting an action in itself, it is sometimes the only time we have to spend with God one-on-one. Click here to read the full post

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