Everyday Stewardship Reflections

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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Germany

God is God Wherever We Are

Cities and countries may differ, but God is God wherever you are in the world. Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi – and I need to be conscious that the Body of Christ comes in all shapes and sizes, across all nations and ‘encounter’ is close if I but dare to see […]

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The Clutter Covering Up the Main Thing

Clutter can be a sign of our squandered gifts of treasure, a result of poor stewardship of those possessions we have received, and an over attachment to material things. Our hearts and minds cannot rest in God when they are constantly busy thinking about and interacting with all the stuff we have in our lives. […]

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Everyday Stewardship / Feast of Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (Corpus Christi)

“While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which […]

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Keep Calm

In the Company of Witnesses

  I became a Christian at age 17. I didn’t go to church growing up and really knew very little about Jesus. That is, until I met a girl whom I liked quite a bit. When I finally mustered the courage to call and ask her on a date, she told me that she would […]

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Leisure

Everyday Stewardship: God’s Gift of Leisure

When we take time to include “inactivity” into our daily life and into our year, we acknowledge that we are not the sum of our career, job, schoolwork, or even parenting. We have been given more by God and sometimes the only way to experience the richness of those gifts is to take a break […]

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Grass

Cutting the Grass Again

We are not like grass. We do not grow without a decision to do so. The grass receives water from the clouds, sunlight from a far off star, and the occasional fertilizer from yours truly, but it still never makes a decision to grow. It just does. You and I have to decide to grow, […]

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Seeds

Lavishly Sowing Seeds

We all know sowing is the process of planting seeds. Jesus tells of the sower – some seeds fell on the path, on rocky ground, some among thorns and some on rich soil. We are also aware that the seed Jesus refers to in the parable is the Word of God. A sower might be […]

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Everyday Stewardship

I collect smiley faces. The crown jewels of my collection are Harvey Ball autographed smileys and McCoy pottery smileys. When I started my collection, I looked for the McCoy symbol on each pottery piece, to verify it was a “real McCoy.” The stamp of the symbol told me that it had been made in the […]

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