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Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Brenda Collins

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

June 3, 2018

If I could re-do anything of my childhood it wouldn’t be about sports or my friends or what classes I took or didn’t take.  If I could re-do anything it would be for all those times I took ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Trinity Sunday

May 27, 2018

It’s a marketing nightmare, really.  If you’re going to try to sell a product any marketing expert will tell you to keep the message clear and simple.  If you get too complicated you lose the consumer. A catchy name, a memorable image, maybe even ... Read More »

Solemnity of Pentecost

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of Pentecost

May 20, 2018

I learned something when I was at the prison the other day, from Andrew, an inmate who is far smarter than me and most likely a better theologian than I’ll ever be.  He taught me that in ancient Greek system of law, an ... Read More »

The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Brenda Collins

The Ascension of the Lord

May 13, 2018

It’s a good thing we don’t take the all of the holy scriptures literally.  If we did it would appear from today’s Gospel that if we aren’t multilingual, snake-wrestling, poison-drinking exorcists with a gift for healing we might be off the ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 6, 2018

We will start with something simple this morning:  parental love. Maybe you are, or were, blessed with parents who expressed their love for you openly and wonderfully; maybe not.  But here’s a truth about a mom’s or dad’s or even grandparent’s love, ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 29, 2018

“We live in a very fast-paced society”.  How many times have you heard or used that expression?  We live in an age that values time in how much can be done and how far we can travel and how much we can ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourth Sunday of Easter

First Communion

April 22, 2018

I understand that you kids have a song that you’d like to sing for us.  Is that right? Great, let’s do it now: Silent night, holy night; all is calm, all is bright; ‘round young virgin, mother and child…

What’s ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018

Scars:  I’ve got one on my left knee, compliments of our German Shepherd one morning when I was a little kid; apparently he didn’t want to share his dinner.  And this one that modifies my fingerprint on this finger was from the ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Collins

Second Sunday of Easter

April 8, 2018

What a mess they got themselves into!  The disciples were still, a week later, locked down in that room, still afraid of what it all meant, still fearful of their own persecution, still wondering what to do next, still -I don’t know- ... Read More »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

Sometimes I wake up on Easter morning and, well, am a little bit worried.  But not today! I’m just not worried that by next week, heck, even by tomorrow, we’ll forget what we’re doing today - celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  And I’m ... Read More »