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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: 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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Today’s find: Zoom

“Too bad Thomas didn’t have Zoom…”

These days, that’s my initial reaction when I hear the gospel passage for the Second Sunday of Easter. (A familiar tale, yes? The story of Doubting Thomas who didn’t happen to be physically present when the Risen Christ makes one of his first appearances.)

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Today’s find: A Link to LaSalle…

“Social distancing” affects tons of small enterprises…some of which are obvious, and some less so. I’d  put “retreat centers” in the less-than-obvious camp, I think: We tend not to keep them top of mind, unless we happen to be going on retreat in a given week.

Which is why I was intrigued by a new program launched at LaSalle Retreat Center this week — called Self Care with LaSalle. It provides some simple, everyday ways for folks to use this “downtime” productively…and may perhaps help generate a little revenue for LaSalle at a time when income from in-person retreats is virtually nil.

You may want to check it out…

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Today’s find: Beyond

One widely-reported benefit of the recent shelter-in-place orders has been the chance to do some deep cleaning. Which, at our house, turned up an entirely unexpected Paschal blessing.

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Today’s find: Grand opening

As sunlight faded on our socially-distant Good Friday in 2020, I noticed that our dogwood buds had just begun to open…and offer their beauty to the world…

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Today’s find: Sorrowful mysteries

Beauty intrudes, like a gentle kiss from the Holy Spirit…

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