When I first heard about stewardship in 1994 it radically changed my thinking. This new way of thinking seemed so counter-cultural to me. Was I ready to take the risk? I took the risk and discovered a remarkably rewarding way of life. The rewards come as a result of the new habits and daily choices … Continue reading Dare to Think Differently
Over 2000 years ago God poured out His Holy Spirit at the first Christian Pentecost. The undying power and strength of Pentecost remains available to us today! We have the Holy Spirit. The question is how much of us does the Holy Spirit have? Give the Holy Spirit permission to work in you. The … Continue reading Joppa Stewardship Leaders Bulletin Reflections for June 4th, 2017 Pentecost Sunday
May 28th – Ascension of the Lord Immediately before Jesus’ Ascension he commissions his followers. In our baptism we have received the same calling. Baptism summons us to be Jesus' disciples. As his disciples each of us are to be good stewards of the faith that we have received. We do so by sharing … Continue reading Sunday’s Stewardship Reflection
May 7th – 4th Sunday of Easter Peter's transformation by the Holy Spirit is nothing short of amazing! He immediately goes out and calls the people to repentance with zeal and confidence. This is a man who was once so afraid he even denied knowing Jesus. Repentance is to change the course of our entire … Continue reading Joppa Stewardship Leaders Bulletin Reflections for May 7th, 2017
Bulletin Stewardship Reflections for April 2nd to 30th, 2017 April 2nd – 5th Sunday of Lent ...and you shall know that I am the Lord The people of Israel failed again and again to be good stewards of God’s covenant with them. A stiff-necked and prideful people, they followed their own advice. Still, God is always … Continue reading Sunday Stewardship Reflections
To give or not to give? This is a reasonable question; however, I don’t see it as being ‘the’ question when it comes to our giving. Why to give is another good question, although I think, still not ‘the’ question…I’ll get to that in a moment. The “why” points us to considering stewardship as part … Continue reading To Give or Not to Give… Is that the Question?
Joppa Stewardship Leaders Joseph Daniel Potvin, Ottawa, ON Bulletin Stewardship Reflections for March 5th to March 26th, 2017 March 5th - 1st Sunday of Lent In falling to the devil’s temptation Adam and Eve went against God’s divine plan for humankind. Not content with being created in the image of God they sought equality with … Continue reading Stewardship Reflections March 2017
Joppa Stewardship Leaders Bulletin Stewardship Reflections for February 5th to February 26th, 2017 February 5th - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Let your light shine before human beings” We know that St. Paul was knowledgeable, in fact he was an expert in the law, a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. (Acts 23:6) Yet, we … Continue reading FREE Stewardship Reflections for Parish Bulletins – February 2017
January 1st – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God Mary perfectly embodied one of the foundational virtues of stewardship in her life – trust. She trusted in God’s plan for her, and her new born son. As Mary pondered the words of the shepherds in her heart, I imagine she might have thought, … Continue reading Joppa Stewardship Leaders FREE offer – Weekly Stewardship Reflections for Church Bulletins -Let’s Change some Hearts & Minds!
I never imagined how good it would feel to shake off some of the excess, slow down, and live simply. When I finally recognized God as the only source of all the blessings that I enjoy, it was easier for me to swim against the tide, embrace the simpler life, and find a healthy balance … Continue reading Simplicity – Less Really is More! Dump the Debt & Stress