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 Second Sunday after the Epiphany 1/14/18 to 1/20/18

A way to live a mission in the wider world;  Count on God to help you to improve the world in some particular way that you see is needed.  Based on John 1:43-51  A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 1:43-51, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for the First Sunday after the Epiphany 1/7/18 to 1/13/18  

A way to live a mission in your church:  Help your church’s members to work at overcoming whatever is hard hearted or unfair in the world around it.  Based on Mark 1:4-11  A way to live a mission in your church based on Mark 1:4-11, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the First […]

Life App for the week of 12/31/17 to 1/6/17

A way to live a mission in your work; Seek your work honestly (truthfully) and caringly (gracefully). Based on John 1:1-18 A way to live a mission in your work based on John 1:1-8, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the First Sunday after Christmas, 12/31/17. [John 1:1-14 was discussed last week, Today’s […]

Life App for Christmas Eve and Day, 12/24/17 to 12/30/17

A way to live a mission in your holidays; Know that our joy in happy times is also God’s gift; not just our own ability to make merry. Based on John 1:1-14 A way to live a mission in your holidays based on John 1:1-14, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Christmas […]

Life App for the week of 12/17/17 to 12/23/17

A way to live a mission in your work place:  With God’s help, continue to bear the cost of preparing the way for better conditions and goals for your work place.  Based on John 1:6-8, 19-28  A way to live a mission in your work place based on John 1:6-8, 19-28, a reading from the […]

Life App for the week of 12/10/17 to 12/16/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world;  Confessing wrongdoing and looking to be forgiven on issues in public life is the first step toward a new way of living.  Based on Mark 1:1-8  A way to live a mission in the wider world based on Mark 1:1-8, a reading from the Revised […]

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 the week of 11/26/17 to 12/2/17

A way to live a mission in your work; Live a mission at work by caring for the needs of the workers, not for getting the most work out of them that we can. Based on Matthew 25:31-46 A way to live a mission in your work based on Matthew 25:31-46, a reading from the […]

Life App for the week of 11/19/17 to 11/25/17

A way to live a mission in your home and with your friends; Your family and friends entrust their good name to you.  Affirm their reputation with others through your comments in praise of them. Based on Matthew 25:14-30 A way to live a mission in your home and with your friends based on Matthew 25:14-30, […]

Life App for the week of 11/12/17 to 11/18/17

A way to live a mission in your church life and outreach; Use church life and teaching to help you to change your ways now. Based on Matthew 25:1-13 A way to live a mission in your church life and outreach based on Matthew 25:1-13, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Twenty-third […]