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A Heart that Need Not Be Troubled

Posted by debbie fields on 5/06/20

  For Sunday, May 10, 2020 5th Sunday of Easter  

Acts 6:1-71 Peter 2:4-9John 14:1-12

Promises have meaning and are typically not taken lightly. There is something about receiving someone’s promise that evokes peace in our hearts. While the present moment may be uncertain or trying, knowing there ... Read More »

In the Midst of Hardship, Anxiety & Suffering

Posted by debbie fields on 4/29/20

  For Sunday, May 3, 2020 4th Sunday of Easter  

Acts 2:14A, 36-411 Peter 2:20B-25John 10:1-10

Do you ever feel that life is unfair? Though we understand that injustice and inequity exist, there is an underlying assumption that if we believe in God, or better yet get God ... Read More »

Hope to Dispel the Darkness

Posted by debbie fields on 4/22/20

  For Sunday, April 26, 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter  

Acts 2:14, 22-331 Peter 1:17-21Luke 24:13-35

“That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things ... Read More »

Despite the Locked Doors

Posted by debbie fields on 4/15/20

  For Sunday, April 19, 2020 Sunday of Divine Mercy  

Acts 2:42-471 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31

As we age, we come to expect letdowns and disappointments. Because of so many unfulfilled promises and unmet expectations, we become cynical of anything that can seem too good to be true. Our ... Read More »

Not Death But Eternal Life

Posted by debbie fields on 4/08/20

  For Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord  

Acts 10:34A, 37-43Colossians 3:1-4 Or I Corinthians 5:6B-8John 20:1-9  

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has sure caused a rift in the normal flow of life for people all across the world. Many sectors of life ... Read More »

God's Loving Plan

Posted by debbie fields on 3/31/20

 

For Sunday, April 5, 2020Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Isaiah 50:4-7Philippians 2:6-11Matthew 26:14—27:66 Or 27:11-54

When I was expecting my second son, I remember spending hours poring over decisions on his birth and what I wanted things to look like. Every step of the labor and ... Read More »

Trust in His Promises

Posted by debbie fields on 3/25/20

 

For Sunday, March 29, 20205th Sunday of Lent

Ezekiel 37:12-14Romans 8:8-11John 11:1-45

Experiencing anxiety when someone we love is ill can be extremely difficult. As faithful people, often our first (and best) response is to seek the Lord’s help. Waiting for an answer to that prayer can ... Read More »

What Do You Mean I Can't See?

Posted by debbie fields on 3/22/20

 

For Sunday, March 22, 20204th Sunday of Lent

1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13AEphesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41

If we walk in the light of Christ, then we are able to assess the world and all of reality from God’s perspective, not just a material and functional one. Holding the ... Read More »

Remember and be Transformed

Posted by debbie fields on 3/10/20

 

For Sunday, March 15, 20203rd Sunday of Lent

Exodus 17:3-7Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42

“Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.”—John 6:11

Did you know that our word “Lent” comes from ... Read More »

An Anatomy of Sin

Posted by debbie fields on 2/26/20

 

For Sunday, March 1, 20201st Sunday of Lent

Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7Romans 5:12-19 OR 5:12, 17-19Matthew 4:1-11

Kichijiro is a supporting figure in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 drama/history movie, Silence. In the movie, Kichijiro is a Japanese guide who serves and accompanies the French Jesuits, Frs. Rodriguez and Garupe. The ... Read More »