Fields Family Furlough 2015 – Week 2

We are here, in Brookings OR, on the Southern Oregon coast.  And when I say on the coast, I mean it.  Some friends have given us their vacation rental for a few days overlooking a cove in the Pacific.  The views are just spectacular.  Because we are in a cove, and because we are near…

Identity Crises

Sitting on a porch at a hotel in the mountains of Honduras I watched the drizzling rain gently touch the banana leaves in the garden, collect along the center of the leaf, and then run down in a dainty stream to the ground. I was at a missionary women’s conference and had been instructed to…

Reading Glasses – Help Others See

It is a beautiful Wednesday morning, which for me means I am in the Eyeglass Clinic at Hospital Loma de Luz. I have a break between patients and decided to share a praise and a petition: Last fall the Eyeglass Clinic received a very generous donation of new reading glasses in current styles. Before we…

The Summer of My Contentment

(This is an excerpt from our August, 2013 newsletter.) Does God sometimes work in themes in your life? This summer’s theme has been the summer, not of my discontent, but of my contentment. What is contentment? The author of the classic The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment defines contentment this way: “Christian contentment is that…