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Christmas

Posted by Brenda Collins

Christmas December 25, 2019 I’ve been humbled many times in my life, usually when I’ve done something stupid.  But once in a while humility came to me before forces of nature, like standing before those giant redwood trees in northern California.  In moments like that I realize just how ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

December 22, 2013

Thomas and Elizabeth: Isn’t it amazing to watch Colin when he’s sleeping?  The peacefulness of any child sleeping can just pull us into that same quiet place of heart.  But when they dream, it’s really amazing to watch!  You can watch ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Third Sunday of Advent December 15, 2019 It is estimated that over 70 million people in the world are considered refugees right now, men women and children displaced from their homes and communities and countries.  They flee because of fear for their lives, because of persecution, because of hunger.  ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent - Audio

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Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 2019 As I was driving out to Briggsville this morning there was a sign in the front yard of a home: “CNN sucks!”  Well, I guess we know where they get their news from, or where they don’t.  It’s amazing, really, to think ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brenda Collins

First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2019 We all have our routines, our rituals, don’t we?  Waking up at a regular time, our morning rituals, coffee and breakfast and on with whatever it is the day brings.   There are routines at work and school, in our chores and in ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 24, 2019 I was kicking around ideas for the homily for this weekend, the Feast of Christ the King – officially: The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, as I always do in preparation ... Read More »

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 17, 2019

“Come on, it’s not the end of the world!” -  How often have we used those words, trying to help someone put their crisis into perspective?  “It’s not the end of the world.”  When your team loses the game that you ... Read More »

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 10, 2019 Have you ever noticed that kids are at their happiest when they are playing out of their imagination?  It’s amazing what they can conjure up in their little minds.  There are no boundaries and little to restrict their world they are creating in ... Read More »

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time November 3, 2019 I was 18-years old, had just graduated from high school, and it was time to declare my independence!  We were in the barn milking cows when I finally built up the courage.  “Dad, I’m going to buy a motorcycle tomorrow.”  There ... Read More »