The transformative power of stewardship

Consider this image of the seed and the soil from a stewardship perspective: We are the seeds who have been baptized and are professed followers of Jesus. … Read More

How I learned to love St. Valentine

Some people love Valentine’s Day. They decorate their houses, eat special Valentine’s candies and cakes and mail copious amounts of cards to their friends and family. Good … Read More

How people use the Bible online

One morning I received a call from my mother in Ireland. “Have you ever read any of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books?” she asked. I … Read More

Pregnant during Advent

My husband Joe and I are expecting our first baby, due early February. I can tell the time is drawing near, because the floor is littered with … Read More

The sacred pathway began in Bethlehem

I love everything about the season of Advent. The daily Scripture readings, the music, the anticipation of the celebration of the birth of Christ and the time … Read More

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Priceless

It was a hot and muggy day in August when I walked into the coolness of a large, air-conditioned department store. Most people were wearing shorts and … Read More

Stewardship and the works of mercy

I’m concerned, are you? We just celebrated Stewardship Weekend with the theme “Live Discipleship!” It potentially was a time of empowerment for all of us who profess … Read More

Jesus and the art of difficult conversations

Picture the following scene: You are sitting at the Thanksgiving table with your family and the conversation is lively and spirited. Suddenly, one of your family members … Read More

Be a revolutionary, be a saint

Who is your favorite revolutionary? If you have ever been to Boston or Philadelphia it is wonderful to get caught up in the history of our country. … Read More