Author Archives: jwfisch

Till We Have Faces

Some random thoughts about the pandemic: I first encountered sidewalk dining in Europe in 1970. It was love at first sight. I loved being outdoors; I loved watching the world walk by; I loved the open feeling it gives you … Continue reading

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Patron saint

I listened again this morning to Lambert Dolphin’s interview from yesterday, and my wife asked me what I liked the most about it. I like that this man has a vast knowledge of the universe, both from his study of … Continue reading

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Lambert Dolphin, space and time traveler

“Jesus is running the whole universe so we have to let Him run our lives too.”          – Lambert Dolphin from the instantly famous BlogTalkRadio interview Our Catch today is going to be a little different. Your … Continue reading

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Empathetic Savior

Turn to me and have mercy,     for I am alone and in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse.     Oh, save me from them all! Feel my pain and see my trouble.  Psalm 25:16-18 (NLT) Does this not … Continue reading

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A Call to Failure

by Marti Fischer What to do with failure? Hide it? No, unless you like being alone to yourself. “So how are you?” someone inquires and you say, “I am fine. I am all right. I absolutely couldn’t be better.” And … Continue reading

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Never Forget

A Special Remembrance of a Horrible Atrocity “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not … Continue reading

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Zooming with Jesus

For where two or three gather together in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20 I met with a fellow pastor yesterday for about 45 minutes on a zoom call. I must admit, this pandemic is changing a … Continue reading

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Jesus was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew

Red and yellow, black and white All are precious in His sight Jesus loves the little children of the world                         Clare Herbert Woolston When will we ever be … Continue reading

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