Author Archives: jwfisch

Praying in a pandemic.

If there was ever a time for prayer, it would be now when we are in the middle of a pandemic. One of the most important reasons for praying in a pandemic is our isolation. So many people suffering from … Continue reading

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Our place in the world

The Catch is a community, and because of that, we are the body of Christ. The body of Christ is a community. But there are other communities we live in, too. A community is a group of people sharing something … Continue reading

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The indignity of indiscriminate acceptance

Lord, please restore to us the comfort of merit and demerit. Show us that there is at least something we can do. Tell us that at the end of the day there will at least be one redeeming card of … Continue reading

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How to keep from being ineffective

His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3 This was part of our study last night in our online church and it’s … Continue reading

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Hugging is back

When Chandler and I visited Anne Marie Ritchie last summer in Idaho, we held our arms open to each other six feet apart and said, “Hug, hug.” It was terrible. With Anne Marie’s French heritage, there should have been not … Continue reading

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Declaration of a Marketplace Christian (Part 2)

This declaration is so central to all that we believe and represent here at the Catch that it is a permanent document always accessible at our website, http://www.catchjohnfischer.com. However, I have found it necessary to review it often as it … Continue reading

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Declaration of a Marketplace Christian (Part 1)

This declaration is so central to all that we believe and represent here at the Catch that it is a permanent document always accessible here at our website. However, I have found it necessary to review it often as it … Continue reading

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Courageous Heart

One light fixed in the darkness One heart calling me to give mine                  – from the song, “Courageous Heart” by Dan Cunningham Susan Burton’s whole life is an illustration of Grace Turned … Continue reading

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