Category Archives: Friendship

Happy Birthday, Peter Herschend

by John & Marti Fischer We are taking this opportunity to acknowledge a man who has single-handedly influenced the Catch more than any other. As our first Chairman of the Board, and working closely with Marti, Peter has left his … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

There was no question. As soon as I found out Ron Ritchie was under hospice care at home, and his sons had been called in, I had to go. It was not a nice thing to do; it was a … Continue reading

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Faith more real than faith

It was most likely my last time to see Ron Ritchie. His body is shutting down. They are not trying to treat the cancer, only to keep him comfortable, which they are doing. As of yesterday, at least, he’s in … Continue reading

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Loving the whole person

Thank you to those who commented both publicly and privately to yesterday’s Catch. Bottom line is: I probably could have been better informed about what I was trying to say, but I do believe most of you got it anyway. … Continue reading

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Our lives tell the story

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. 2 … Continue reading

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Alone or together?

“Yours for the Journey” means we are not alone. It means we belong to each other for the duration. It means that if you choose to mess up, you take me with you; and if I mess up, I take … Continue reading

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What the heart knows

Here is something you can know about every human being regardless of faith or religion, even if they say something to the contrary: They are searching for God. How can I be so sure about this? Because we were made … Continue reading

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Close to you

On the day that you were born the angels got together And decided to create a dream come true So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair And golden starlight in your eyes of blue Remember this one by the … Continue reading

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