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: Pandemic Icon

Here’s certainly among the most unexpected – and uplifting – blessings of our COVID-19 period: I learned a great deal about the writing (or painting) of religious icons.

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Today’s find: Descent

The Spirit stirred a bit in a city park yesterday. So why am I surprised?

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Today’s find: Weathered

A most unusual storm derailed a family tradition yesterday, and sent us scurrying for safety.

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Today’s find: COVID-19 Communion

The Psalmist had a message for me – for us – as we gathered in the pews this morning. Which, you’d have to agree, is quite a trick considering that the verses were written 2,500 years or so ago.

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Today’s find: Grand Marshall

We had a lot of company, I discovered, when we hit the pavement the other evening for a post-dinner walk around the neighborhood.

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Today’s find: Lava project

Maybe it was the shaky WiFi connection, but I’m not sure I ever convinced our grandkids (during a recent FaceTime chat} that Gramps was “planting a volcano” in the backyard.

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Today’s find: Clodhopper

Day 47 of “shelter-in-place”: in which “side yard” becomes “garden plot.” And it becomes apparent to the Little One that he has lost his footing.

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Today’s find: Pandemic Pop-in

Generally, my wife Gerri has found better ways than I have…to make our pandemic “downtime” productive. Sorting through stuff we’ve stored for ages, for example. And yeah: turning all those trays of slide transparencies into digital files we might actually take the trouble to view once again.

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Today’s find: A tip for spiritual grooming…

…presented by @lasalleretreat : https://youtu.be/6TojKiR1M5U

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Today’s find: Lamassu

I had a close encounter with Indiana Jones a few months back, and today I find it teaching me a bit of something about hope.

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