Entries by Ruth Puls

Are You a People Pleaser?

I always enjoy reading something from Michael White’s perspective.  Here is his take on people pleasing  -a trap we all fall into- versus leadership. Enjoy!  Be challenged! People Pleasing vs. Leadership By  Michael White I knew an enthusiastic pastor who came to a church that was brimming with potential. He had terrific ideas and couldn’t […]

Paris, Your Parish, and the Wisdom of Silence

Sometimes it’s only in silence that our hearts can hear most clearly what’s being said. Last week, news from Paris began streaming across our TV screens, smart phones, and tablets. In the midst of TV news anchors updating us on the latest developments, politicians shouting for retaliation, reporters reading the terrorists’ messages, it was the […]

Transformation: Using our Strengths to Transform the Culture of our Parish

“Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev. 21:5) Clearly, we serve a God who is about transformation. It is this transformation that is the stuff that dreams are made of for Pope Francis: “I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of TRANSFORMING everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of […]

Praying for Families in Philadelphia

Picture this. It is the morning hour of 6:00 o’clock. God’s children were nestled all snug in their beds, or preparing for a morning jog through the streets of Philadelphia, or having prayer time… whatever you would normally be doing at a hotel when you are attending the World Meeting of Families. Anyway, a voice […]