5 to Thrive

“Forward, Always Forward, Everywhere Forward” was the motto of the founder of the college I went to school. Boniface Wimmer was set on always bettering himself, the abbey, and the students he mentored. I’ve been following a personal development coach online so I figured why not do the same thing for our parishes!? … More 5 to Thrive

Scripture Reflection on Generosity

A co-worker once had a sign in her office that said, “Don’t get too busy doing the Lord’s work that you forget about the Lord.” It always struck me as important when I considered what my week looked like as a youth minister. Was I focused on MY to-do list, MY will, and MY plans? Or was I embracing where the Lord had me to do His work? How do we know His work? We ask Him, we read His word, and we follow His will. Take some time at the beginning of this year to reflect on how the Lord is calling us to be generous! … More Scripture Reflection on Generosity

Radical Availability

Let’s go for ‘radical’ over ordinary. Do something outrageous, crazy, and out of the ordinary. Don’t just ‘do things the way we’ve always done them because we’ve always done them that way.’ And don’t look at the way some other Church is doing it and say “well, at least we’re better than them.” Be radical. Do something new. Be different. Be out of the ordinary! … More Radical Availability