Youth Ministry

August 2014

Aug 27

Press and Release

When I am working on my computer I have a tendency to repeatedly press and repress buttons, hoping that by clicking more, the process will go faster. However there is value and a greater likelihood of success if I press and release once and then wait for the computer to follow the command I initiated. While not a perfect analogy for the...
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Aug 27

TEAM

Perhaps you have seen the inspiring poster “TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More.” Tonight I had our first meeting with the Faith Formation Advisory Team.  As I have introduced before, I am the new Director of Faith Formation.  This is a new position, I am not just “taking over” a previous person’s...
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Aug 27

Be Turned into Fire

CATCHING FIRE Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said, “Abba, as much as I am able, I practice a small rule, all the little fasts, some prayer and meditation, and remain quiet; as much as possible I keep my thoughts clean.   What else should I do?”    Then the old man stood up and stretched out his hands...
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Aug 27

Catching the Bug

“I don’t know where you caught this religion bug,” my mom commented reflecting on my vocational journey from public school to theological studies to monastic life to lay ministry as a wife and mother of two small boys. I caught it from her and dad. Mom is Catholic and brought me and my brother to church weekly, ensured I...
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