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Shopping Frenzy

The Internet is buzzing loudly today with sales at Amazon and Wal-Mart! Now, other online merchants like Target and Best Buy are creating other artificial shopping holidays for next week. Everywhere online you see the term Christmas in July to describe the frenzy of sales and shopping. Of course it is all an illusion. Click […]

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Where Am I, Today?

One of the characteristics of an everyday steward is that he or she is mindful. When we are mindful of where we are, what we are doing, and our all that surrounds us, two things are possible: 1) We can truly be grateful to God for all that has been given to us, and 2) […]

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Getting Away from It All

For Sunday, July 19, 2015, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time At a time when you would think a lot of Americans are heading for the beach or the campground for vacation, more of us may actually be staying home. A survey last January found an astonishing forty-two percent of workers didn’t take a single vacation day in […]

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Pope Francis

Want to preach the Gospel effectively? Be welcoming, Pope says

In the final homily of his trip to South America Pope Francis said that a key aspect of Christian spirituality and evangelization is to have a welcoming attitude toward others, especially those most in need. “How much good we can do, if only we try to speak the language of hospitality, of welcome! How much […]

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Game of Life

The Game of Life

As Christians, we certainly have the freedom to choose. Built on a foundation of morals and virtues we come to know right from wrong and understand the ingredients that ultimately bring us happiness, and the ones that bring us suffering. Click here to read the full post

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Love

Stewardship is Love

When I first became a Christian, I was taught that it was my duty to give my “time, talent, and treasure” to the church because “that’s what it says in The Bible.”  And though there are many things about our faith that we know as ‘duty’ or ‘obligation,’ I think that understanding stewardship in the […]

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5 Questions to Ask Why Your Church isn’t Growing

Growth is a sign of life. Of course, weeds also grow, so it’s important that your church cultivates healthy growth. Whether your congregation is large or small, affluent or financially challenged, old or new, we all want our churches to be places where the Gospel can grow. Here are five questions to ask if your church […]

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Saintly cities

Vacation Guide to Saintly U.S. Cities

Are you overwhelmed planning your annual summer vacation? We’ve narrowed down the list of places to visit to the best spots in the U.S. of A. with saintly names. Take your family somewhere new and exciting, but make it a learning experience too! These places have loads of history, as well as good eats and […]

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Refurbished Computers

Refurbished Computers & Laptops for Churches

Many churches and faith based organizations find themselves in need of computers to complete their work, but without the budget to buy equipment. InterConnection’s online store allows churches to buy computers at a fraction of the cost. Click here to read the full post

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Gospel Relationships

For Sunday, July 12, 2015, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Every day we become aware of circumstances and issues that perk the interest of Christian consciousness. Whether they are issues surrounding human life, political agendas, morality, or our responsibility to the earth, we must realize that the Gospel has much more to do with how we […]

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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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