Category Archives: forgiveness

100% raw organic

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I once met a woman who described herself as “100% raw organic,” and what she meant by that was that what she sees when she looks at herself in the … Continue reading

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The law that sets you free

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) “So whatever you say and whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free” (James 2:12).  The law that sets you free? That’s … Continue reading

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Lessons in seeing people

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 If we ever needed an example of … Continue reading

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639-year Concert

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Time is an ocean, but it ends at the shore. – Bob Dylan There is a live concert going on right now being performed at this very moment on a … Continue reading

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No-fault insurance

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, … Continue reading

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Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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Breaking camp

We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. Hebrews 13:10 An altar is a place of slaughter. The lamb or bull that was brought in as a sacrifice for sin would be … 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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