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An Intimate Relationship with God

Posted by debbie fields on 4/19/18

An Intimate Relationship with God

  

For Sunday, April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18

As a newly pregnant mother years ago, I remember hearing that newborns could distinguish their mothers from other women by scent, and mothers could smell random clothing ... Read More »

“Think Outside the Box”

Posted by debbie fields on 4/04/18

“Think Outside the Box”

 

 

For Sunday, April 8, 2018 Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Acts 4:32-35 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31

When people are feeling afraid or insecure, they often find security and solace behind the locked door of a room. While locking oneself in ... Read More »

Living the Resurrection

Posted by debbie fields on 3/28/18

Living the Resurrection

 

 

For Sunday, April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 John 20:1-9 or Mark 16:1-7

In his book, “The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ”, Rowan Williams (the former archbishop of Canterbury) reflected:

“Orthodox theologians ... Read More »

He Emptied Himself

Posted by debbie fields on 3/21/18

He Emptied Himself

 

For Sunday, March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-10 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1—15:47

Over the past few decades, what has become known as the “Prosperity Gospel” has gained popularity among televangelists. It claims that following Christ should result in increased financial success for the believer ... Read More »

“With My Own Eyes”

Posted by debbie fields on 3/14/18

“With My Own Eyes”

 

For Sunday, March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33

I remember the first time I was in the exam room as the ophthalmologist tested various prescription strengths for glasses. “Which is better … 1 or 2 … 2 ... Read More »

Choosing a Life of Light

Posted by debbie fields on 3/07/18

Choosing a Life of Light

  

For Sunday, March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent

2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21

As a military family, we often find ourselves living far from those closest to us and going at life alone. While some years have felt lonely, ... Read More »

The Recovery of Sacred Things

Posted by debbie fields on 2/28/18

The Recovery of Sacred Things  

 

For Sunday, March 4, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25

“When is the last time you were alone — really alone — and how did it feel?” I asked a room full of teenagers. They discussed ... Read More »

Faith in Uncertain Times

Posted by debbie fields on 2/23/18

Faith in Uncertain Times  

For Sunday, February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Romans 8:31b-34 Mark 9:2-10

Life can be uncertain. Fergie sings a version of the National Anthem that belongs more in a jazz lounge than the NBA All-Star game. For those ... Read More »

Mercy Flows From the Flood

Posted by debbie fields on 2/14/18

Mercy Flows From the Flood  

For Sunday, February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15

The story of Noah and the flood is one of the most fascinating narratives in the Bible. Not only is it a gripping saga of survival, it also ... Read More »

What Is the Rudder in Your Life?

Posted by debbie fields on 2/07/18

What Is the Rudder in Your Life?  

 

For Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 Mark 1:40-45

“If you wish, you can make me clean … I do will it. Be made clean.” This dialogue can easily be on ... Read More »