Living a GTO life


Di Patterson

There is a graceful way to live. It’s what we are seeking here at the Catch — to turn everything we do into an act of grace. The world is desperately in need of grace. We should be the caregivers of the world.

Peter tells us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). Grace is something we grow into. We take on more and more of it as we grow in the knowledge of the Lord. It’s like turning on the lights. Don’t do anything without turning on the grace. It’s always there and always available.

I received a number of favorable comments about yesterday’s Catch. I think most of us as boomers are dealing with, or recently have dealt with, the care of our aging parents. A whole generation is facing into what to do, and soon it will be our turn to need care, so this is important.

One of the most interesting comments came from Di Patterson, one of our own Catch members who is a professional Gerontologist offering assistance and advice to caregivers especially those caring for the elderly. Di has numerous articles and helpful videos at her website, She let me know that she will be launching a non-profit Aging education conference series called Season of Life Conferences this August at Biola University here in southern California. You can read all about it at

Di has taken graceful living to the max and dedicated her life’s work into helping others do this one thing better. What a great example of how we can be approaching all of life. Not that we are all going to form non-profits, but we can all be more conscious about how we are turning grace outward in all our dealings with others, and how we can help others do it, too.

There is a graceful way to give care, a graceful way to grow old, a graceful way to live with those in pain. There is a graceful way to do just about anything that life requires, even the mundane tasks like cleaning house, doing the laundry and walking the dog. There is a graceful way to live; we call it Grace Turned Outward — grace, not just for you and me, but for those around us. Learn to live a GTO life!

You don’t need a cape to be a hero.

Bobbi_0002_aJoin us on BlogTalk Radio tonight at 6:00 PDT to meet Bobbi Dauderman, a Christian advocate, who is going to help us understand how we can bring about historic change through playing a key role in the formation of policies that affect millions of lives around the world. Tune in to learn about the impact you and I can make as we follow God’s call to speak up on behalf of those in distress.

We will also take on some currently controversial topics such as climate change and immigration. You won’t want to miss this one!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

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1 Response to Living a GTO life

  1. Mark Seguin says:

    Please, plz Pastor John consider getting the audio fixed soon!

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