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Ash Wednesday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018

Lent – 40 days that the church sets aside in our lives to remind us of one thing - that we have a lot of living to do. And it does that be reminding us of where we are headed - remember you are dust ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2018

 

What a whiner, uh!?  Job, I mean. Listen to him:

I have been assigned months of misery, and troubled  nights have been allotted to me.  The night drags on.  My days…come to an end without hope.  I shall not see ... Read More »

The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                

January 28, 2018

“A Few Good Men” - You may not have seen the movie when it came out in 1992 but there’s a good chance you’ve heard of that famous scene in the military courtroom.  The young military lawyer, Lt. Kaffee is ... Read More »

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  

January 21, 2018

It’s a tough thing to watch happen…the deterioration of the mind.  I’m not talking about losing your car keys once in a while or forgetting your grocery list when you head to the grocery store.  (We all do that.  Right?) ... Read More »

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 14, 2018

There are a lot of hungers going on in our lives at the same time.  Sometimes those are physical hungers for food or for warmth or sex or sleep.  Sometimes our hungers come from a much deeper level, hungers which can’t ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Tracy Poches

Epiphany

January 7, 2018

For most us, the third word we learn as a child, shortly after Momma and Dadda (or some variation of that) is “mine”.  It’s an innate inclination of survival, probably, that ego-centric tendency that is both natural and healthy for a one-year old.  The world ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Tracy Poches

Feast of the Holy Family

December 28, 2017

As much as I like movies (and I do like movies) there is nothing like live theater.  Movies are filmed with multiple takes until they are flawless, and then they are computer enhanced; they are edited and re-edited until perfection.  But ... Read More »

Christmas

Posted by Tracy Poches

Christmas 2017

A few weeks ago I was eating breakfast in a restaurant out-of-town.  Seated at the table next to me was a family, a mom and dad and their three year-old son.   There was a good vibe about the family, simple and yet gentle with each other as ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Tracy Poches

Third Sunday of Advent  -

December 17, 2017

“I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success.  I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Tracy Poches

Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017

“Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start…”  That’s how Maria opened the world of music and ultimately, freedom, to the Van Trapp kids in the story of the Sound of Music; Let’s start at the beginning.  “In the ... Read More »