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Freed from Fear...Filled with Love

Posted by debbie fields on 5/01/19

For Sunday, May 5th, 2019 

3rd Sunday of Easter  

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 Revelations 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 or 21:1-14

There was a moment in my life a couple years ago when I struggled with excessive worry and anxieties, creating an attitude where fear ruled most of my decisions rather than ... Read More »

Mercy Where We Are

Posted by debbie fields on 4/24/19

For Sunday, April 28th, 2019 

2nd Sunday of Easter  

Acts 5:12-16 Revelation 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31

See if this sounds familiar: irrationality of the mob and miscarriages of justice. Eleventh hour perspective shifts. Betrayal and denial. Is this the average 24-hour hour news ticker or was it Holy ... Read More »

What Difference Does It Make?

Posted by debbie fields on 4/17/19


For Sunday, April 21st, 2019  Easter Sunday  

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

Alleluia! Christ is risen! These exclamations have meaning for us and express the hope to which we are called. They also make sense out of all that Jesus did and ... Read More »

The Antidote to Indifference

Posted by debbie fields on 4/10/19


For Sunday, April 14th, 2019  Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  

Luke 19:28-40 Philippians 2:6-11 Luke 22:14—23:56 or 23:1-49

Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize-winning peace activist, wrote, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, ... Read More »

Find Serenity in Jesus

Posted by debbie fields on 4/03/19


For Sunday, April 7th, 2019  5th Sunday of Lent  

Isaiah 43:16-21 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11

It is a scene we have become all too familiar with — people losing everything because of their addiction to drugs. At first, they were introduced to it by friends. At the moment, ... Read More »

Our Father Waits with Open Arms

Posted by debbie fields on 3/27/19


For Sunday, March 31st, 2019  4th Sunday of Lent  

Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Fatherhood, in today’s current cultural climate, can be a hotly debated topic depending on who you are listening to. The mere notion can bring up difficult feelings and memories for ... Read More »

Be on Fire with the Love of Christ

Posted by debbie fields on 3/20/19

For Sunday, March 24th, 2019 

3rd Sunday of Lent  

Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9

Growing up in the northern Midwest, we had long, unforgiving winters. Spring meant hope of warmth and the great thaw from a long cold winter. It was filled with melting snow, ... Read More »

Glory & Sacrifice

Posted by debbie fields on 3/13/19


For Sunday, March 17th, 2019  2nd Sunday of Lent  

Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Philippians 3:17—4:1 Luke 9:28b-36

Our contemporary American culture has a complicated relationship with sacrifice. Historically, our nation was built on it. Today we honor veterans, first responders, and others who risk their own lives for others. ... Read More »

Resisting Temptation

Posted by debbie fields on 3/06/19


For Sunday, March 10th, 2019  1st Sunday of Lent  

Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Romans 10:8-13 Luke 4:1-13

Our Church and our world are going through painful times. For our Church, the ongoing revelations of the sex abuse crisis are disturbing, discouraging, and sad. Feelings of betrayal and anger are commonly ... Read More »

Cultivate Good Fruits

Posted by debbie fields on 2/27/19


For Sunday, March 3rd, 2019  8th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Sirach 27:4-7 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45

As I look back on my own spiritual journey, I’m quite aware of the special role that the saints have played in the development of my faith. In fact, much like ... Read More »