Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Can you believe that Summer is here? If you are reading this outside of the US, Summer might not be as near, but here in the United States we just celebrated the unofficial start to Summer – Memorial Day weekend. Pools are open, grills are cleaned, and school is coming to a close. We just […]

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Jesus is the Melody

When I was younger, for many years I helped lead the music for our parish liturgies. The “more grand” liturgies stand out to me: First Communion, Confirmation, Christmas, etc. It was at one of those First Communion Masses where I learned an important lesson. As musicians at liturgy, you really play a key role in […]

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A Bit of God in All of Us

I remember being in first grade and making my mother a coffee mug for Mother’s Day at school. It was made of plastic, but I made a drawing on paper that would then be placed on the outside of the mug. I was so excited about making it because in it there was a little […]

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Breathe Through Me

My youngest son has occasional bouts with asthma. When it hits him, he feels like he is almost drowning, gasping for air. It is a terrible thing to think about, suffocating with no option for air. Luckily, an inhaler opens up that which was closed and air comes rushing back inside his lungs. The Latin […]

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Loving Presence

In my experience, the most common phrase used to express sympathy to someone who has lost a loved one is “I’m sorry for your loss.” It’s a very nice sentiment and I believe everyone who uses it means it. But like any oft-used expression, its overuse can minimize the impact. We use phrases like this […]

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A Vote for Freedom

I cannot stay silent. This year in American politics has been anything but ordinary. You may certainly find aspects of any or all current candidates for President of the United States not to your liking or even down-right scandalous. You may be thinking you are in a quandary morally speaking because you cannot decide on a […]

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Don’t Throw Stones – Build Something Instead

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Seventh Sunday of Easter 2016 I am currently dealing with my third and youngest child going through middle school. I am convinced that the middle school years are a time of real purgatory on earth. It is also a time that tests your faith in humanity, because you wonder at […]

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All the Time in the World?

Nowadays I travel a good bit, which means I am away from my wife and children for periods of time, some short but some long. But what makes it easier for me, besides being able to share the Good News of Jesus with people all over the country, is that I know I will not […]

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Teaching Stewardship

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and I was thinking about my many teachers through the years. I went through sixteen years of Catholic School and two years of graduate work, so that is a lot of teachers. Most were female, until I got into my college years when they became mostly male. Of course, they were […]

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