Author Archives: jwfisch

No time to sleep

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) by Marti Fischer My heart hurts. This is Makenna Lee, fourth grader from Uvalde, Texas. Yesterday morning that priceless smile of hers brought joy to those who knew her as she … Continue reading

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Both sides now

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Inspired by yesterday’s Catch on learning to understand “the other side,” Terri, who has spent most of her career as a college professor, sent me some insightful comments a few … Continue reading

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Empathy is not endorsement

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) In a recent interview in United Airlines Hemisphere magazine, singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bonnie Raitt, stated: “This time is the most fraught and worrisome in … Continue reading

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‘Remember those in prison …’

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to … Continue reading

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Losing isn’t so bad after all

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Well the Angels won the 7-inning game on my birthday but they lost the 9-inning one. They might as well have phoned in the eighth inning, allowing 7 runs on … Continue reading

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Birthday faith

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I woke up to a myriad of birthday greetings and I appreciate every one. Marti wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday so I told her. I wanted … Continue reading

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100% raw organic

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I once met a woman who described herself as “100% raw organic,” and what she meant by that was that what she sees when she looks at herself in the … Continue reading

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What to do in these strange days

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) These are truly strange days, indeed. If I ever feel myself growing tired or complacent, I simply pinch myself and say, “Is there no crisis? No hijacking of Christianity by … Continue reading

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