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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: Plastics & humility

My fancy new dual-body tumbling composter, I notice, is constructed primarily of plastic. This is, in a sense, a vinyl-clad irony: In an attempt to reduce my environmental footprint, my go-to tool has created demand for yet more plastic.

Which is to say, life is complicated.

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Today’s find: Thunder

I must have a lot of time on my hands these days, because every once in a while…I find myself wondering why Jesus chose Galilee as headquarters for his public ministry.

Sure, Galilee is a pleasant enough place (as backwaters go). But the world brims with far more beautiful settings. So why not pick one of them as “home base”?

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Today’s find: A path forward

Clearly, in his new book Let Us Dream, Pope Francis wasn’t speaking specifically about America’s 2020 political traumas, because the book was written many months before the tawdry events that have recently scarred so many of our cities – including the capital.

No, he wasn’t talking just about us. Even so, he seems well familiar with the lethal disease that currently affects our political discourse.

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Today’s find: Visio Divina

Gerri and I had a rather unique perspective on what was designed as a visual meditation during our New Year’s Eve retreat at King’s House.

We’d agreed to be “Readers” for the late-evening prayer service – and as such, our behind-the-ambo position meant we saw only the backside of a soul-stirring iconostasis.

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Today’s find: Compost

It remains to be seen whether I will master the (surprisingly complex) process of turning organic waste…into fertile soil.

But I have discovered that my fancy new “HotFrog Dual Body Tumbling Composter” makes for a fine way to entertain grandsons.

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Today’s find: Christmas Conjunction

We stepped out onto our deck the other day, and saw something unusual in the gloaming: a celestial event some 800 years in the making.

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Today’s find: Rocha

Late have I loved you, Sam Rocha.

But thanks…for becoming quite an unexpected gift in my Advent prayer life.

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Today’s find: Rumbustious

As Advent terminology goes, I suspect “rumbustious” wouldn’t make most people’s Top 10 list.

Heck, “rumbustious” probably doesn’t make the list any time of year, at least not for an American like me.

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Today’s find: Obstacle course

Normally, I’d expect a walk in the woods to provide comfort.

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Today’s find: Night watch

Midnight came early last evening. Or so it seemed.

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