Posted by: James and Delores Fields | May 4, 2016

The mind of Christ elevates the appetite

The mind of Christ elevates the appetites God gave us to their rightful place of enjoyment in our experience. http://ht.ly/4nqo5H http://ow.ly/i/j5alq

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Posted by: James and Delores Fields | February 14, 2013

Dating Your Spouse

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“Sometimes I feel like a pastor’s widow,” Delores mentioned.

I was a young pastor working six days a week from early morning until late evening. I rarely came home for lunch since I viewed lunch as a great time to visit with guys in my church. Appointment after appointment filled my day, and visitation consumed most of my evenings. It never dawned on me that my wife sometimes felt like a pastor’s widow. Read More…

Posted by: James and Delores Fields | January 24, 2013

God, Please Put Me Back Together

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It was a dark night in Japan in 1991.  I lived with a band of fatigue that stretched across my forehead about the level of my eyes.  The vision impairment, with which I was born, had worn me down after two years of living in that city of 30 million.  I loved the ministry, the pastoring and the people who attended Yokota Christian Center.  I wanted things to go well, but for my body things were falling apart.
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Posted by: James and Delores Fields | January 10, 2013

The World’s Greatest Conversation Piece

Deuteronomy chapter six introduces to us the greatest conversation piece in the world.  Greatest, not in massiveness, but,  greatest in importance to everything that happens in our lives.

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Posted by: James and Delores Fields | December 27, 2012

verse Proverbs–The Book for Successfully Living

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God’s Word Equals Success

Proverbs is an amazing book!  It contains so much insight into how God feels about us and how we can live successfully during our days on earth.  I can’t calculate how many times I’ve read this book, but it becomes more enjoyable during each reading of its 31 chapters. Read More…

Posted by: James and Delores Fields | December 13, 2012

Our Invisible Companion

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen,” 1 Timothy 1:17.Scuba Diving Buddies

From the very first session of the scuba diving class I took, our instructor emphasized that you never dive alone.  In fact, he paired all of us into buddy teams.  For the entire semester we always entered the pool with our buddy and carried on our training with our friend at our side. Read More…

Posted by: James and Delores Fields | November 21, 2012

Fast Forward Chapters

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Let’s be totally honest—not all the Bible is interesting.  In fact, some of the genealogies and other areas I call Fast Forward Chapters.  Since I only use electronic devices for reading, I come to some sections of Scripture that I refer to as fast forward chapters.  At the touch of a button my victor reader speeds through the section in Leviticus or Chronicles or wherever else I am and, poof, there I am at something I can comprehend and not fall asleep.

The point of this blog is:  Don’t give up your Bible reading when it’s boring or uninteresting.  Consistent reading of Scripture equates to consistent breathing—you have to do it!  It’s no sin to skip over a portion of Scripture in order to reach a more stimulating portion of the sacred writ.  It’s a deadly mistake to completely stop reading the Words of God.

Posted by: James and Delores Fields | November 8, 2012

Maintaining My Addiction

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During the summer before my senior year in high school I surrendered myself to Jesus and a couple of months later received an experience called the baptism into the Holy Spirit.  These two encounters with the Spirit of God radically changed me and the direction of my life.  When my pastor saw the my new love of the Lord, he took time to show me his Bible verse memorizing method.  I adopted his suggestion and started a life long Bible memorizing program.  Soon Bible memory became a good, healthy addiction.BIble

At age 33 my vision impairment precluded using my eyes to read.  Therefore, I started using electronic devices to read the Bible and I soon started using these same devices to help with memorization.

Now that I’m 67, it’s becoming difficult to read the largest of print.  No problem for my memorizing addition though.  My wife or secretary reads the book, chapter and verse onto a digital recorder.  I use another aid for the visually impaired called a Victor Reader to look up the verses and record them on a digital device. Then I use this recording to review my memory verses.  What a deal—you can’t keep an old guy down.

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Posted by: James and Delores Fields | October 25, 2012

Trusting Your Budget Buster

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“Moses, we’re tired of this manna. Manna in the morning, manna in the evening, manna day after day. Give us meat to eat!”

     The Lord responded to the peoples’ demand by saying, “Now the Lord will give you meat and you will eat it, you will not eat it for just one day or two days or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month…” Numbers 11:18-20.

     God’s spectacular promise busted Moses’ budget. The amount of meat God promised did not fit into Moses’ mental calculator. “And Moses said, ‘Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot and you say I will give them meat to eat for a whole month. Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?’” (Numbers 11:21-22.) Read More…

Posted by: James and Delores Fields | October 11, 2012

The Plumeria Lesson

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Plumerias are large leaf plants that excel in tropical climates.  Hawaiians use the beautiful blooms to make lei’s to adorn the necks of both dancers and tourists. Read More…

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