Author Archives: jwfisch

Many but one

“Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. Generational differences need not divide us. Every generation has valuable lessons that they can teach… When members of different generations are encouraged to work together, it builds understanding and … Continue reading

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Warming up to millennials

Last night on on BlogTalkRadio we received an excellent primer for understanding millennials from two of our millennial leaders here at the Catch. Deborah Mullan and Elizabeth Shirk answered a number of questions about their peers, such as: What are … Continue reading

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Signs not shrines

John, one of our regular readers, went through an experience adjusting to the deaths of his parents while living in the same house he grew up in that they occupied for 45 years. He spoke of similar feelings that I … Continue reading

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Bad start

You know what I just caught myself doing this morning? Putting down someone else’s ministry. Now how is that helping anything? It’s not. It’s only making me feel better for a while, especially when this guy is bigger than me … Continue reading

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Sweet summer surprise

Marti and I were talking in the kitchen last night as we often do in the evening when we were interrupted by a strange noise. It forced us to stop and stare at each other for a moment. What was … Continue reading

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Better than we could possibly have imagined

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans … Continue reading

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Grace that is greater than all our sin

“Gee, it’s worse than I thought.” “Yeah but the cross is bigger than I thought.” Jim posted the observations above on our website following Tuesday’s Catch where I commented on what my sin must have looked like to me 45 … Continue reading

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God loves us because He loves us

I noticed in the comments from yesterday’s Catch that there was an overwhelming sense of wonder as to what God saw in us that was valuable enough to make us worth saving when we know how messed up we are. … Continue reading

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