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Brennan Manning April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013 If there was a model of the modern day itinerant preacher it might well be Brennan Manning. This alcoholic , ex-priest, divorced wanderer might seem to be an odd role model. Henri Nouwen talks about the Wounded Healer and Brennan was exactly that. He was deeply […]

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For a few weeks now we have re-entered Ordinary Time. For many the excitement of the big church seasons of Lent/ Easter/ Pentecost and various Solemnities have given way to the wearing of the liturgical green of boring old Ordinary Time. For some, and I would include myself in this group, this is the part […]

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An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his BIBLE. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to […]

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The Hidden Power of the Gospels by Alexander J. Shaia, was released by HarperOne on February 2, 2010.  This book explores the journey as it relates to the four Christian gospels. Dr. Shaia also discusses the original communities for which the gospels were written and shares the significance of the development of the Three-Year Sunday […]

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Welcome to our week on the Beatitudes. The posts for the week ahead will be about Matthew’s version of these “Happy Attitudes” as they have been called by some preachers. To get us started here  are beatitudes- first Matthew’s version and below that Luke’s take on this formative wisdom teaching from Jesus. I encourage you […]

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Earlier this week I shared with you a prayer from my Dad- The Serenity Prayer. In this Sunday’s reading’s Jesus shares with all of us a prayer to Our Father who art in heaven. Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach […]

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Blindness has been a part of my life for sometime as a person very close to me has had her sight impacted by a disease that may one day lead to complete darkness. The story of Jesus touching the man born blind is one of deep significance and power. In my ministry to those touched […]

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