Enkindle Lenten Series – 3 – Learning to Pray

In part 3 of our special Lenten Series for 2021, Kristen Fisher reflects on the way that our loving God knocks on the doors of our hearts, calling us to talk to him in prayer every day, that prayer is more than the words we’ve memorized, and how spending time with him honors him. SHOW...

Details

Enkindle 43 – 03.07.21 – Learning to Trust Him

In this family scripture reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Kristen Fisher show us that avoiding sin is not just about following the rules. It’s about trusting the One who gave us the rules. It’s about staying close to the One Who loves us most. It’s about trusting Him more than we trust ourselves...

Details

Enkindle Lenten Series – 2 – He Loved Us First

In part 2 of our special Lenten Series for 2021, Kristen Fisher reminds us that God pursues us with love, and that all of the sacrifices we make during Lent are meant to help us receive a gift that he’s already giving us. Enkindle Lenten Series 2021 – Introduction Featuring Kristen Fisher Executive Director at...

Details

Enkindle 42 – 02.28.21 – A Father’s Love

In this reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent 2021, Fr. Erik Arnold reminds us that we are the treasure and prize of God’s heart, and that he pours out his love for us at baptism, and every day, to make us his adopted sons and daughters. SHOW LINKS: Readings for the 2nd Sunday of...

Details

Enkindle 41 – 02.21.21 – Believe in the Gospel

Dan DeMatte from Damascus Catholic Mission Campus shares with us an exciting vision of how our decision to believe in the Gospel allows God to move in our lives in a powerful way. Jesus wants to change our lives this season of Lent, and the readings for the first Sunday of Lent challenge us to...

Details

Enkindle Lenten Series Intro – Making Room for Love

This special edition of Enkindle: Family Scripture Reflections kicks off our 7-part series for Lent. In this introductory reflection, Kristen Fisher show us that because Jesus matters most, we need to make room in our “interior dwelling” for him to come and fill us with his Love, so that we may also reflect that love...

Details

Enkindle 40 – 02.14.21 – In Times of Trouble

In this episode for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2021, Kristen Fisher shows us that Jesus is powerful enough to help us in times of trouble. And He is also loving enough to want to help us. He’s actually the only Person who is both, powerful and loving, all of the time, in every...

Details

Enkindle 39 – 02.07.21 – Everyone’s Looking for Jesus

Colin and Aimee MacIver show us that everyone suffers and looks for answers to the problems and trials we face during life, and that ultimately we can only find true answers, and true healing, in the person of Jesus Christ. SHOW LINKS Readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr....

Details

Enkindle 38 – 01.31.21 – Harden Not Your Hearts

In this reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021, Deacon Steve Sarnecki shows that the words of Jesus, who himself is the Living Word of God, is powerful, effective, and that when he speaks to us with authority, we should stop grumbling, soften our hearts, and allow his Word to transform us. SHOW...

Details

Enkindle 37 – 01.24.21 – Drop Everything Moment

Colin and Aimee MacIver show how the readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time are inviting us to “drop everything” to answer the call of Jesus to follow him. The only other thing that get us to drop everything on the spot besides something terrible would be something wonderful, and there is nothing more...

Details

Enkindle 36 – 01.17.2021 – Learning His Voice

In this reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021, Father Erik Arnold shows that God wants to speak to us all the time, at every moment, and that we need to learn to hear to his voice, just as Samuel had to learn when the Lord was calling him. This reflection offers inspirational...

Details

Enkindle 35 – 01.10.21 – Jesus Changes Everything

In this reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, 2021, Kristen Fisher reminds us that because of our baptism, we are changed. Everything Jesus touches, he changes. But it’s at baptism when we go from being God’s beautiful creation, to being God’s beautiful child. And just like Jesus changed the dark and dirty cave to...

Details

Enkindle Special: Mary, Mother of God

In this reflection for the readings for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Holly Novotny of the Marian Servants of the Redeemer shows us why we call Mary the Mother of God, and our own Mother, and what that means for us as children of God who have been adopted into this family of...

Details

Enkindle 34 – 01.03.21 – Lighting Up the Sky

In this reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord Kristen Fisher shows the incredible lengths that God goes to reveal himself to us and to show us that he loves us.

Details

Enkindle 33 – 12.27.2020 – A Family Promise

Sr. Josephine of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth shows how living out the ordinary family life is a participation in the promise that God is Emmanuel, always with us, because God is present in every expression of family love.

Details

Enkindle 32 – 12.25.2020 – News of Great Joy

In this reflection for the readings for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2020, Kristen Fisher reminds us that the waiting we’ve endured for Christmas was well worth it, and that Jesus is Emmanuel and that he is always with us! SHOW LINKS: Since the readings for Christmas 2020 will depend on which Mass you attend,...

Details

Enkindle Advent Series – 4 – Stockings

Kristen Fisher shows how hanging stockings a sign of our hope in the Lord, a reminder that we are, and want to be, confident in his goodness and love for us.

Details

Enkindle 31 – 12.20.2020 – A Palace for Jesus

Fr. Erik Arnold reminds us that the God of the universe wants to live and dwell within our hearts, within our very souls. We can use this time of Advent to prepare our hearts to receive Him. Show notes and links: Readings for the fourth Sunday in Advent “Christ could be born a thousand times...

Details

Enkindle Advent Series – 3 – Lights

Continuing our special Advent series, Kristen Fisher shares how humans crave light and warmth, and that using Christmas lights in our Advent preparations reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World, and that each light we put up can be a prayer to invite Jesus into our hearts to transform our hearts and...

Details

Enkindle 30 – 12.13.2020 – Pray without Ceasing

New Enkindle contributor high schooler Carolyn Cooney shows us that the call to pray without ceasing isn’t necessarily hard and is definitely not boring! This reflection for the 3rd week of Advent reminds us that praying isn’t just about the words we say, but about our minds being turned towards heaven. Featuring Carolyn Cooney Carolyn...

Details