Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Giving Hands

Give as the Giver Gives

Within the gift of life, we receive different kinds of spiritual gifts. For example, some receive the gift of faith. Others may grow to simply offer words of compassion or encouragement to those in need. Others still may have the desire to help people by performing good deeds or works of service. What gifts have […]

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Stop Destroying Churches

Everyday Stewardship: The Cost of Being a Christian

The Apostle Paul witnessed to the fact that through his suffering of these things for the sake of Christ, his weakness became strength. It is so hard to hear Paul’s words while reading a report of mass killings or seeing a video of someone approaching martyrdom, especially if the mainstream media sees it as just another […]

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ICSC

Being Good Stewards of Our Common Home

From this month’s International Catholic Stewardship Council’s e-Bulletin: Seldom has a papal encyclical been anticipated with so much noise and discussion and even premature criticism and fear as our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Laudato si (“Praise Be to You”); with a beautiful subtitle “On Care for Our Common Home.” Each of us, as Christian stewards, will find […]

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plane

Going Home

After 10 days, today I am headed home. I travel quite a bit, but normally the trips are shorter. This one took me from Seattle to Orlando. As planes flew over the continental United States, there were a whole lotta people on the ground. It really is amazing to think about: all those people, each with […]

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leap of faith

Bringing Faith to Life

Teaching faith is a hefty task to pull off. God is bigger than we can conceive so naturally teens (and adults) wonder how God and our faith tradition and practices all fit together. How do you illustrate faith to anyone, much less a teenager on the edge of adulthood? Click here to read the full […]

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Do not be afraid

Everyday Stewardship / 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Everyday Stewards, we are always looking for the small actions that make big differences. God takes what we offer in a simple action and performs miracles. The words of Jesus to Jarius should be in our minds everyday as we go forth into a chaotic world where things are unsure: “Do not be afraid, […]

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Prayer

One More Day

God has not promised us any set number of days to spend with our loved ones. In fact, we never know when the day we are experiencing will be our last day. Nine people in South Carolina didn’t see the end of their days coming. Click here to read the full post

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Charleston

Remembering Our Slain Brothers and Sisters in South Carolina

Whether the sun is shining or dark clouds hover above us, we must never fade. In the face of love or the face of hatred, we must never shrink. The world needs to change, but we who remain in Him must never change. Click here to read the full post

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Jesus

Everyday Stewardship: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The reality of the world is right. I can’t control my lust for things, and yes, many times if given the chance I will choose incorrectly. But this is without Jesus. With Jesus, I have been transformed and given the power to resist temptation and follow a narrow, but better, way. Click here to read the […]

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Father's Day

For My Father

Since Father’s Day is this weekend, I wanted to remember my father by posting here an Everyday Stewardship reflection I wrote for All Souls Day this past year. He was larger than life when he was with us, but I am thinking he is still quite a character in the after-life as well. Click here […]

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Decisions

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Some decisions we make are “gut decisions” using blind intuition informed neither by logic or emotion. Other decisions are based on facts, emotions, or conscience. What kind of decisions should we make? Click here to read the full post

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Anthony Bourdain

The Risk of Eating Well

Giving one’s self the chance to discover something new and wonderful sometimes requires us to step outside our comfort zone. We can choose to continue ordering chicken nuggets and mac & cheese just like a child all our lives, or we can risk it and try something from a place outside of our everyday environment. […]

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