Category Archives: community

Queen Esther

Now there was a certain Jew living in exile in the city of Susa in Persia, seat of the king’s now queen-less palace, named Mordecai. And Mordecai had a cousin named Esther whom he had taken in and cared for … Continue reading

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Caring about justice

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. (Proverbs 29:7) A quick perusal of the use of the word “justice” in the Bible reveals something that is key to the nature of God. … Continue reading

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Finding a way forward

Andy wrote me praying for healing for our country and that we might find “compassion, empathy and tolerance to be our guide forward.” I like his choice of words, and believe that if we can take on these attitudes ourselves, … Continue reading

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We need to be uncomfortable

by Elizabeth Shirk Elizabeth is our new “millennial writer.” She lives in inner city Chicago where her father is a “missionary” to the art culture there. Elizabeth recently graduated from college with honors and is pursuing a career in teaching. … Continue reading

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‘WWJD’ (What Would Jocelyn Do?)

“When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” – Jocelyn Anne Fischer “Okay, everybody in the pool!” That’s where we ended yesterday’s Catch. It’s Jocelyn’s party and everyone’s invited. She made no stipulation of color, … Continue reading

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‘Jocelyn for President!’

“When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” I can’t leave this alone. This is my granddaughter Jocelyn’s solution to the global pandemic, global recession, racial unrest and rioting and looting going on right now … Continue reading

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Jocelyn announces pool party

My four-year-old granddaughter has the solution for the pandemic as well as the racial tension that now has so much of the country in its grip. “When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” That’s … Continue reading

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Shall I or shall I not wear a mask?

“‘To mask or not to mask?’ that is the question,” or at least one of the many questions facing us all today. A couple of days ago, a woman parked on our street and walked into a house she was … Continue reading

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