Author Archives: John Schroeder

About John Schroeder

A spiritual pilgrim...who also happens to be a professional writer...one who enjoys sharing stories of his encounters along the way. Most days, those encounters are occurring in and around my community in Manchester, MO (St. Joseph Parish). For more about my commercial experience, see my Personal Links below. http://www.corpwrite.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/corpwrite https://withusstill.wordpress.com/

Today’s find: Gait

A certain two-and-a-half-year-old of my acquaintance found a new way to delight this ol’ graybeard the other day.

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Today’s find: Obvious

Wandering into – and through – the mission field: It’s not an exercise meant to boost self-confidence, I’ve decided. (An insight, perhaps, that qualifies me for a DMO degree – Divine Master of the Obvious).

Or perhaps it’s not obvious at all. For we are treated this week to a front row seat, as three separate scriptural characters stumble upon a seemingly simple tidbit of self-awareness.

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Today’s find: Unencumbered envoys

I was a witness this week to technical difficulties that nearly derailed not one…but two different presentations on missionary spirituality.

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Today’s find: Vortex

It was bracing, to say the least, when I checked the “Outside Temp” reading on our home thermostat in the pre-dawn hours this morning. (-1) it said. Then I got in the car…and watched, with bemusement, as the mercury dipped lower and lower throughout my short jaunt up the road.

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Today’s find: G-G-G

In our immediate circle, she has in recent years become known as “G-G-G” – Great-Grandma Georgia. Many more know and love her by other names: “Aunt Georgia,” “Georgia,” “Mom.”

She is beloved, seemingly by all. Even so, in her 92nd year, G-G-G can delight and surprise her second-born son…a guy who’s known her for nearly 62 years.

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Today’s find: Unlikely

I just love the way this feast day sneaks up on me – January 25, the Conversion of St. Paul.

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Today’s find: Ordinary Xmas

Do you hear what I hear?

I’m guessing not…not unless you were within a pitching wedge of Randolph Hall, inside Menard Correctional Center, on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

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Today’s find: Gridlock

A trip that typically takes about 20 minutes…required every bit of an hour-and-a-half to complete on Friday afternoon. And for that, I was glad indeed.

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Today’s find: Travelin’

A certain courageous Mommy I know bundled up her 4-month-old and headed off to Ohio this weekend.

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Today’s find: ‘Yes!’

We’ve turned the page into 2019, and I’m being encouraged, at this King’s House retreat, to say “yes” to the New Year…sight unseen. It’s a Big Ask… Continue reading

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