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Planned Giving

How To Keep Your Documents Safe

What Should and Should Not Go in a Safe-Deposit Box


Where do you keep important documents such as your will, mortgage papers and birth certificates? Are they tucked away in a desk drawer or stuffed into your filing cabinet? There’s a better place for them.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website: http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

In Prayer, at All Times

In our daily readings, we are constantly directed to the Psalms. All of them are songs. Many of them are prayers. Reading and meditating on the truths contained within them is devotion. The following verses are found in Psalm 27: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? Hear my voice, Lord, when I call; have mercy on me and answer. You are my help, God my savior! I believe I shall enjoy the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!” David’s words of dependence continue in Psalm 34, a reminder that God is worthy of our praise: “I will bless the Lord at all times; praise shall be always in my mouth. Magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, who answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. In my misfortune I called, the Lord heard and saved me from all distress.”

We rest in the knowledge God hears our prayers, but at times the burdens are great, and we cry out for God’s mercy, His deliverance, lasting hope and blessing. To this consuming need, the psalmist writes in Psalm 126: “Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. Those who go forth weeping, carrying sacks of seed, will return with cries of joy, carrying their bundled sheaves.”  For us, each measure of devotion, each moment spent in silent contemplation, reading the Psalms, is like planting seeds deep within our souls. Those seeds bear fruit and yield a harvest of truth in our lives. 

Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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