Author Archives: jwfisch

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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Just like everybody does

Inside A change is happening on the inside And it makes no sense for me to hide What I don’t want you to see Come see Everything that lies inside me ‘Cause amidst the mess I’ve made of me You … Continue reading

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The rainbow and the saguaro

Chandler and I are making our way home today from Tucson, Arizona where we have been visiting this weekend with one of our Vanguard members, Mike High. Mike is a career Air Force fighter pilot and instructor, and Chandler has … Continue reading

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Serious business

Well here I am late again because the subject matter of these Catches is like Nathan pointing his finger at me like he did to David, saying “You’re the one who has sinned.” I started out this Catch with a … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

“Are not the gods just?”  “Oh, no, my child. Where would we be if they were?”  (C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces) by Marti Fischer There was once a time when I got distressed about the existence of evil/sin … Continue reading

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Step into the light

There are three comments currently posted on yesterday’s Catch. There would have been four had not our good friend Robert from Seattle alerted me to the first one that is no longer there. The first one was from my wife, … Continue reading

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Taking every thought captive

“As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature. It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that if you cannot detect it, you are deceived.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon Notice … Continue reading

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Dirty feet

[When the Catch comes out late, it’s usually because the subject matter has been giving me trouble. It also means the version you are about to read has gone through many revisions, usually indicating earlier versions were rejected by my … Continue reading

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