Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Cherished Treasures: Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Catholics who attend daily Mass come across interesting feasts all the time: unknown saints and martyrs, various titles for Jesus and Our Lady, the Chair of St. Peter. One of the most interesting feasts you might encounter is the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica each November. Click here to read the full post

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Stewardship is All About Money!?!

Our treasure is an extremely powerful gift from God that can change lives for the better or destroy them. It can never be ignored. And because money holds such a prominent place in human life, what we choose to do with it directly reflects our understanding of what it means to be a good steward […]

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Lost No More: All Souls’ Day

We all have people in our family that we wish would turn to the Lord and let him carry their burden. On this All Souls’ Day, Tracy Welliver reflects on his father and speaks to all of you who have lost someone in the year since last All Souls Day, may you find solace in a […]

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Everyday Stewardship: All Saints Day

I remember when the first Superman movie came out. It was 1978 and it seemed quite awesome to this 10-year-old boy they were making a movie out of a comic book superhero. In the Church, our heroes are the saints. However, not many movies for wide release are being made about saints or saintly people. Click here […]

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The Layers of Fall

In our lives as Christian disciples, we put layers and layers of theology or spirituality on top of our primary relationship with Jesus. Initial layers of prayer and Church teaching are necessary to not only cultivate our initial belief or relationship with Jesus, but also to protect it. But as time goes on, we can […]

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Members of the Royal Family

We say that claiming the name of Christian means we “put on Christ,” that we no longer go forth into the world, but Christ in us. As adopted sons and daughters of God we truly are just like Christ. In the true spirit of adoption, when God looks at us He does not differentiate between […]

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Everyday Stewardship: Don’t Forget Your Glasses

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling […]

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For Those Who Are No Longer Free

The problem with addiction is often times your freedom is so limited that you can no longer see you are being held captive. And whether the addiction is drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, or some other vice, the addicted person never really asked for the dependence he or she now experiences. Choices were made to disregard parental […]

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Hidden Treasure

When we think of riches, we think money and material goods. It is a logically understanding. But when we hear the parable that Jesus tells in today’s Gospel, we realize that riches in the eyes of God are quite something different. Click here to read the full post

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Everyday Stewardship: Hanging Out With Jesus

The world tells that status alone matters. But Jesus tells us that status isn’t important, but instead we should focus on becoming like those we surround ourselves with. So if we’re choosing to associate with Jesus, we should seek to become more like him every day. Click here to read the full post

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Lessons from Fantasy Football

Too often in the Church we look at things like we are playing fantasy football. We look for the pastor to carry most of the burden for the pastoral care of those in need in our community. We look to the DRE to pull through and get all the catechists needed for the new faith […]

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Lightning

Everyday Stewardship: When Lightning Strikes

One evening at my house the skies were filled with intense lightning and rain was pounding the windows. So the TV along with all the other electronics were turned off, including the lights, and the blinds were lifted so we could watch the event further unfold. My wife mentioned a family in our neighborhood that […]

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