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January 19, 2020: The Body of Christ/The Big Picture

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 1/19/20

January 12, 2020: God is a River

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 1/12/20

Life is hard. Many of us are presented with difficult situations and burdens. In the gospel, Jesus comes to the Jordan river. Why? To be baptized. Many times it seems like our lives are like being in a river . . . e.g. swimming, trying to find something ... Read More »

January 5, 2020: Hoods / out of your comfort zone

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 1/06/20

December 29, 2019: 5 Things I Learned from Family

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/30/19

This past Thanksgiving, I hosted my family again. I have been doing this for years. I provide the turkey and the wine; everyone else brings the rest. But this year, I found out the real meaning of holidays with family . . . for the turkey wasn’t done ... Read More »

December 25, 2019: Calling All Angels

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/25/19

[To the kids gathered around the altar] Kids, I asked you to wear your favorite shoes for Mass today. Can you show your shoes?

Now, with your shoes, do they help you:

            Stand tall?

            Run fast? [I have them run in place]

            Jump high? [I ... Read More »

December 22, 2019: Do the Right Thing

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/23/19

 

Have you ever heard these sentences?

You are no longer needed here anymore.

It’s not you, it’s me. But let’s stay friends.

You didn’t make the team.

I don’t love you anymore.

 

Wow, those are harsh.  And even though the scriptures don’t record what Mary said ... Read More »

December 15, 2019: Darkness of Advent

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/17/19

 

Like most of you, I enjoy this time of year . . . receiving cards, the parties, the smells, the music, the lights. But actually, this season was not meant to be a “prepare for gift-giving” time, but rather this was meant to be a time of ... Read More »

December 8, 2019: Greed

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/12/19

Let me tell you a true story.  It is from World War II.  It is from a book titled Shantung Compound.  A young American teaching at a Yenching University near Peking, named Langdon Gilkey was arrested with other foreigners and sent to an internment camp in Japan.  An ... Read More »

December 1, 2019: What are we really preparing for?

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/01/19

November 24, 2019: We are all broken

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 12/01/19

Recall from the beginning of Mass, when I asked you to name a favorite part of the Mass? Well, one of my favorites is the ritual during the Lamb of God song. During that time, the priest (me) breaks apart the large host. It is called the “Fraction Rite.”

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