Author Archives: jwfisch

Rebel Jesus

They call him by the “Prince Of Peace” And they call him by “The Savior” And they pray to him upon the sea And in every bold endeavor And they fill his churches with their pride and gold As their … Continue reading

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Jesus whisperer

“I think it’s wonderful we have the free will and the ability to have a relationship with God. When I read the Gospel I hear the Lord talking to me and teaching me, and it’s not all that difficult to … Continue reading

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A lump of clay or a piece of pottery?

“I certainly didn’t create the talent.  It was something that was given to me like a piece of clay that I had to discover and mold.” Mark Spoelstra had a pretty simple philosophy of life. God gives us incredible gifts … Continue reading

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‘What else more could a man ask for?’

I love this interview with Mark Spoelstra (below) that captures the heart and soul of an artist — an artist who supported his family with sixteen different jobs throughout his life and still managed to remain an artist, and remain … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Comin’ Back to Town’

This week we are going to get to know Mark Spoelstra. Mark is listed in Wikipedia as “an American singer-songwriter and folk and blues guitarist.” From his early days in Greenwich Village, New York, he periodically brushed with fame, but … Continue reading

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‘Jesus, He’s my friend’

Jesus, He’s my friend. He took me by the hand; Led me far from this land.             – Arthur Reynolds from the song, “Jesus is Just Alright”   I got a friend in Jesus.   … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Loves You’ (but I think you suck)

There is a bar in my town that in pre-COVID days was a celebrated biker hangout every Sunday afternoon. There was always a live band playing and rows of gleaming Harleys on either side of the street, with people inspecting … Continue reading

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Discovering Jesus

One of the things I love about Jesus is that He makes you search for Him even when He’s standing right in front of you. (Warning: This Catch is going to be difficult for those who are mostly left-brained. My … Continue reading

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