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Apr 02
The Impact of a Prison Minister

The Impact of a Prison Minister I was asked to write about a person who was a great influence in my life, so much so that this person is on my mind every day– still– nearly two years after she passed. I met Ariel in Catholic Bible Study in prison. Before I talk about Ariel, […]

Mar 29
“Risen!”

Risen Easter Sunday Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. It wasn’t possible! How could what Mary just told them possibly be true? After all he had just witnessed… how? The ‘how’ would not matter if he could just see […]

Mar 20
“Gethsemane”

Gethsemane Palm Sunday Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. Gethsemane was a garden of olive groves just outside of Jerusalem. It was far enough removed that Jesus could be alone in His grief and agony of those final hours […]

Mar 13
“New Life”

New Life 5th Sunday of Lent Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. Several weeks ago, we planted cilantro seeds in our garden, and a few days later it began to rain. Not a light rain, but torrents of freezing […]

Mar 06
“His Handiwork”

His Handiwork 4th Sunday of Lent Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. I love doing things with my hands. For years I have crocheted afghans, but recently I was given a new and very challenging project. Instead of crocheting […]

Feb 28
“His Temple”

His Temple 3rd Sunday of Lent Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. The sounds within were chaotic. Animals and people alike crying out. The distinctive sounds of coins being shuffled across the tops of tables only adding to what […]

Feb 21
“Threads of Gold”

Threads of Gold 2nd Sunday of Lent Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. I have often used the phrase ‘threads of gold’ to describe how God has never left us. How, when we look back, we can see the […]

Feb 14
“Here and Now”

Here and Now 1st Sunday of Lent Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. Can you picture the state Jesus was in when He was driven out into the wilderness by the spirit? He was not a man of great […]

Feb 07
The Mustard Seed – Lenten Reflections

Dear Companions on Our Lenten Journey,   Please accept and join us as we reflect and pray with Brittany Holberg, a resident on Texas Death Row.   We are all called to pray, listen, and nourish our faith during this Lenten journey. Brittany’s faith, initiated in unlikely circumstances, was cultivated by the ongoing presence of […]

Feb 07
“The Dot”

The Dot Written by Brittany Holberg, as part of a series of Lenten reflections, “The Mustard Seed”. Click HERE to view the full booklet of her writings. Not long after I had been arrested, I received a letter from my father. He was in prison and had been for most of my life. When he was not in […]