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Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  - September 1, 2019 When was the last time you stood naked in front of a full-length mirror and said, “Oh my, you are made in the image and likeness of God?”  ‘been a while?  Our not-so-perfect physical nature might make that hard to believe, ... Read More »

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 25, 2019 The followers of Jesus were a curious lot; at least they asked a lot of questions.  But Jesus has a way of not giving straight answers to those kinds of questions; this time was no exception.  For one thing, Jesus knew ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18, 2019

Maybe it’s an attempt to counter the constant barrage of bad news, the violence and destruction and division and hatred in the world.  But it seems like every major network has a story to offer at the end of the newscast ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019

One of my go-to songs in the past couple of years is a song called “The Day I Died,” recorded by a group called Five for Fighting.  Its lyrics narrate, first-person, the experience of someone on the day they died.  It ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 28, 2019  There’s an old African tradition that says, “When you pray, move your feet.”  I like that image, mostly because as Catholics ( at least most Anglo-Catholics) we tend to pray from our shoulders up, don’t we?  We don’t often even raise ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 21, 2019 We have, in many ways this past week, remembered yesterday’s 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on our moon.  Many of us my age and older can remember watching it in our living rooms on black and white TVs, hearing those ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  -  

July 14, 2019

One of my favorite authors is Michael Perry – it’s a name you might recognize from his weekly column in the “Wisconsin State Journal.”  His first book that he wrote, over a decade was: Population 485:  Getting to Know Your ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

July 7, 2019

The most basic level of geometry (and common sense, for that matter) tells us that that shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  But I don't think that little tidbit ever got wired into our DNA, or perhaps, more ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 30, 2019 It was about 15 years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday: what it felt like to jump out of an airplane at 12,000 feet.  Some would call it stupid, others would call it daring, and I admit, it ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 23, 2019 Frank McMorran.  You won’t recognize his name but he was my “Melchizedek” that cloudy, wet day in late-November of 2002.  I was out for a run that morning and decided to stop to see Frank at his home.  ... Read More »