Our “Why” Is a “Who”—Start with Jesus by Julianne Stanz

Popular author and speaker, Simon Sinek, made a splash a few years ago with his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. His point is well-taken: people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the why behind it. For Christians, our “Why” is a “Who!” OK, I know this is beginning to sound like the old “Who’s on First?” bit by Abbott and Costello, […]

Use Vacation to Renew Your Vocation

Feeling a little flat? Except for having a flat tummy, it is usually not a positive thing to say that something is flat. Food, music, a carbonated drink, an acting performance, an athletic performance: if any of these are referred to as flat, that’s not a good thing! Sometimes, as catechists, we can find ourselves feeling “flat.” The General Directory for Catechesis tells us that, to avoid being flat, we catechists need formation that is […]

Lenten Odds N Ends

I hope your Lent is off to a good start. Remember, Lent is not easy but it’s not a downer. Why else would the Sacramentary refer to Lent as “this joyful season?” (First Preface for Lent) Renewal is good…but it takes hard work. As we move forward into Lent, I want to remind you that I am willing to be your Lenten partner (I offered this on my webinar). In other words, you are welcome […]