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    • Reflection for Saturday, July 28, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Ryan, Steve, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      According to the classic definition, a weed is a plant out of place.|Here in the great North American breadbasket we see considerable advertising for products to help farmers rid their fields of nasty water- and nutrient-guzzling ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, July 22, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      A few years ago one of my younger nephews was traveling with his siblings and their mother. While pulling out of a drive-in restaurant, with French fries on his lap, a hamburger in one hand and a malt in the other, he asked ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 20, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The gospel reading focuses on Jesus as He attempts to help the Pharisees realize that prohibiting work on the Sabbath is not the most important aspect, there is a greater view to be taken. Something greater than the temple ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 26, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      With you is the fountain of life, O Lord.|Jeremiah's calling to be a prophet is a tough one. In today's reading, after reminding the Israelites of their initial faithfulness, he has harsh words for them. He accuses them ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, July 25, 2018: Feast of Saint James, Apostle. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant." - Matthew 20|During his years as president of Creighton, Fr. John Schlegel S.J. raised millions of dollars to transform the campus with new buildings and programs. ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 24, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      I think I may grossly underestimate the extent to which Jesus was countercultural in his time on this Earth. Although we are told how countercultural our faith truly is, I feel as though sometimes we can see the world ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 23, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Coelho, Roland, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      What does God want of me?|"Father, I messed up my life," said a young man to me the other day. He continued, "What must I do to get closer to God?" For many of us, we question: What does God expect of me? How can I please ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 21, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today's readings and the psalms scream for justice. Both the Old Testament reading and the psalms portray the wicked as overbearing in their drive for possessions and power. This is not much different than today. Human ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 27, 2018: 16th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection from Tamara Whitney from 2010.|My job is easy today – Jesus did it for me! I don't have to explain the gospel, because the explanation is there. But we ...
    • Vigorous Activity Usage of Self-Identified Leaders: A Descriptive Quantitative Analysis 

      Williams, Joseph P. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
      Metabolic syndrome is a current, and growing, problem across the United States for its impact on personal health and corresponding workplace and personal performance. Metabolic syndrome encompasses conditions related to ...
    • The Role Supervisory Leadership Behavior Plays on Teacher Attrition in Private Christian Schools 

      Hodges, Brent M. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
      The context of this qualitative grounded theory dissertation in practice study was to explore the experience of teachers who at one time left the employ of a private Christian school. The purpose of this study was to ...
    • Common Practices and Decision-Making Factors Pharmacy Faculty Use in Supporting and Accommodating Pregnant and Postpartum Students 

      Wadas-Thalken, Katherine S. (Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2018)
      This study informs the topic of pregnant and parenting students in doctoral health sciences programs, more specifically pharmacy programs. The purpose of this study was to identify common practices and decision making ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 16, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Tucci, Candice (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      CHAOS! CHAOS!! CHAOS!!!|That which seems ordinary, peaceful and natural is turned up-side-down! Wait a minute…Jesus not bringing peace? Jesus who stands in the ranks of Moses, and the prophets? Jesus who is faithful to the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, July 1, 2018: 13th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      In the midst of the heat and damp of midsummer, here in the midwest of North America, and as we approach the annual observance of the Founding of the United States of America as a Nation, I find it exceedingly comforting ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 10, 2018: 14th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      As a child growing up in my small, rural hometown on the Panhandle of Nebraska, I had to be creative for my entertainment. It was not uncommon that this involved an innovative rethinking of how I used the items I found ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 12, 2018: 14th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Three times in Matthew's Gospel Jesus gives us the same message: "The Kingdom of God is at hand."  At hand indicates 'nearby.'  Perhaps Jesus wants us to understand not that the end of our lives is near, but that the Kingdom ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      When reading Isaiah, I am often humbled by the barrage of historic names, places, battles, and references to the general unrest and turmoil of the eighth century BC.  I unfortunately mire myself in the details, and after ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, July 15, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      We are so blessed to have the Bible and our inspired pastors, priests and church leaders to teach us and lead us.  So is that enough?  Is it OK to leave the God "stuff" to others, to those "called"?  Today's scripture ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 2, 2018: 13th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      R. Alleluia, alleluia.|If today you hear his voice,|harden not your hearts.|R. Alleluia, alleluia.|The Lord is not happy with his people, according to the prophet Amos, and intends to wreak havoc upon the nation. The people ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This is a special reflection for me to do.  Last fall, I witnessed a young man who I have known since he was in about second grade enter the Benedictine order.  When I saw that today is the memorial of St. Benedict, I took ...