Life Apps

Life apps are short texts and reflections to spur member mission on a weekly basis. Each week, we offer a reflection and several quotes. To read the entire week's entry, click on its title.

Life App for the Week of the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/16/18 to 9/22/19

A way to live in the mission field of leisure: In “time off” or recreation, seek to be loving and just even when it is difficult.  Based on Mark 8:27-38 (a retelling in the present tense below), a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/16/18.  [For Mark, […]

Life App for the Week of the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/9/18 to 8/15/18

A way to live a mission field of the wider world: Be ready to work with people of any faith who want healing for the world.  Based on Mark 7:24-37 (see retelling below in the present tense); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/9/18.  Jesus is […]

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 Week of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/26/18 to 9/1/18  

A way to live the mission field of the wider world: See the world as where God feeds everyone with power to live more lovingly and justly; therefore, all can expect to grow in being more loving and just every day.   Based on John 6:56-69 (see a retelling below); a reading that comes from […]

Life App for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/19/18 to 8/25/18

A way to live in the mission field of home and friends: Home life and friendships that are fed, led and empowered by Jesus’ words and actions will last and be empowered by heaven, God.  Based on John 6:51-58 (see a retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Thirteenth […]

Life App for the Week of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/12/18 to 8/18/18

A way to live in the mission field of church life and outreach: The church centers in Jesus for bread to meet the hunger of everyone.  Based on John 6:35, 41-51(see a retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/12/18.  Some of the crowd of […]

Life App for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, 8/5/18 to 8/11/18

A way to live in the mission field of your spiritual health: Follow Jesus’ way of love and justice and you will have food and drink for your spirit.  Based on John 6:24-35 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, 8/5/18.  The […]

Life App for the Week of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/29/18 to 8/4/18

A way to live in the mission field of leisure: See your leisure time, your play time, or your rest time, as also time when God feeds and cares for you. Based on John 6:1-21(see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/29/18.  […]

Life App for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/22/18 to 7/28/18

[The writer is away but will return next week.  Write your own life; hints follow.] Read Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 in your favorite translation or in the The Message by Eugene Peterson.  Meditate, before and after you read, about your life app in this week’s mission field of the wider world (from living with current social […]

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.  […]