Life App for the week of the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/2/18 to 6/8/18

[The writer is away but will return next week.  Write your own life app; steps follow] Read Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 in your favorite translation. Meditate before and after you read on your life in this week’s mission field of your community. Let the Spirit lead you to some part of life in your community […]

Life App for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/15/18 to 7/21/18

A way to live in the mission field of the community: Avoid promising too much to someone who pleases you. Based on Mark 6:14-19 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/15/18. Herod hears of the works of Jesus and his disciples.  […]

Life App for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18 to 6/2/18

A way to live a mission in your community: In your community, accept changes that work toward making community life more caring and fair.  Life App for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18  Based on John 3:1-17 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18.  [Nicodemus is a serious inquirer […]

Life App for Pentecost, 5/20/18 to  5/26/18

A way to live a mission in your work: In your work be as competent as you can and call for the Spirit’s help in every action.  Based on John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15(see retelling below); a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Pentecost, 5/20/18.  [Jesus and the disciples are at their last meal together.]  The […]

Life App for the Third Sunday of Easter, 4/15/18 to 4/21/18 

A way to live a mission in your community: Receive power to proclaim forgiveness for all wrong in community life; being forgiven frees us from guilt to move on to making communities more loving and just—as always with God’s help.  Based on Luke 24:36b-48 (see retelling below)  Life App for the Third Sunday of Easter, […]

Life App for the week of the Second Sunday of Easter, 4/8/18 to 4/14/18 

A way to live a mission in your community: See the loving and just events and people in your community as God’s work and support and join both the events and people.  Based on John 20:19-31  Life App for the week of the Second Sunday of Easter, 4/8/18 to 4/14/18  A way to live a […]

Life App for the week of the Second Sunday in Lent, 2/25/18 to 3/3/18

A way to live a mission in your community:  Serve and help your community in Jesus’ way of caring and being fair; do not exploit or be hard on its members by being greedy or hard of heart.  Based on Mark 8:31-39  A way to live a mission in your community on Mark 8:31-39, a […]

Life App for the week of 12/3/17 to 12/9/17

A way to live a mission in your community;  In difficult times for your neighborhood, town, or city, know that better times will come so be ready to help them grow when they do.  Based on Mark 13:24-37  A way to live a mission in your community based on Mark 13:24-37, a reading from the […]

Life App for week of 10/14/17 to 10/20/17

A way to live a mission in your community. Each of us is called to be a responsible member of our community; accept the call or lose the good things your community offers. Based on Matthew 22:1-14 A way to live a mission in your community based on Matthew 22:1-14, a reading from the Revised […]

Life App for 7/15/17 to 7/21/17

A way to live a mission in your community Will you be good soil to grow in what your community needs from you? Based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 A way to live a mission in your community based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, […]