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Growing the Kingdom

Posted by debbie fields on 6/06/18

Growing the Kingdom


For Sunday, June 10, 2018 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 3:9-15 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1 Mark 3:20-35

I have a tendency to psych myself out over things. I can get overwhelmed running through various scenarios of outcomes or responses in my mind, which can ... Read More »

The Life Source of the Eucharist

Posted by debbie fields on 5/30/18

God Sees the Worth in All of Us


For Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Exodus 24:3-8 Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

When I first got married, I was clueless about food and cooking. My husband wasn’t much more ... Read More »

A Mystery as Deep as the Sea

Posted by debbie fields on 5/23/18

Mystery in an Age of Fact-Finding


Posted on May 23, 2018 by Anna Carter - Connect! Sunday Reflection


For Sunday, May 27, 2018 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28:16-20

“Do you want to cut straight to the facts?” ... Read More »

Live in God's Promise

Posted by debbie fields on 5/09/18

Live in God’s Promise


For Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Ascension of the Lord

Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 or 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13 Mark 16:15-20

As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at ... Read More »

We Are Called to Love

Posted by debbie fields on 5/02/18



For Sunday, May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17

St. Therese of Lisieux was only a teenager when she entered the convent. Like many young people, she was unsure of her talents and how she should serve God ... Read More »

Rediscovering Nature

Posted by debbie fields on 4/25/18

Rediscovering Nature




For Sunday, April 29, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:26-31 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8

Several months ago, I watched the documentary, “Back to Eden,” which is the story of a Los Angeles lawyer turned hobby gardener in Washington. In the documentary, he ... Read More »

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 »