Category Archives: giving

First responders

I was just climbing into bed at two in the morning last night when I smelled something burning. Believe it or not, we do have fireplaces here in southern California, and some people actually use them to burn real wood, … Continue reading

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Thank you Veterans

We cleared our desk today to examine how best we might acknowledge our gratitude for the generous contributions to the Catch Ministry. If we worked with paper, the floor would be littered with sheets that had crumpled beginnings such as … … Continue reading

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The cure for boomeritus

Day Seven: Thursday, November 4. “I know there are older people who might like me, and me them, but generally speaking, it appears older people naturally go up in age and inward in focus. I do not think there is an … Continue reading

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Gratitude flows from gifts received and shared

Day Six: Wednesday, November 3. Gratitude is the sign that this transformation is spreading into all aspects of our lives and takes us full circle in this series on transformation.   Gratitude flows from gifts received and shared How do … Continue reading

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Marti weighs in on the dark horse

                                The Catch Ministry calls us all to be dark horses, which is a call to run from the ordinary – you know, the place … Continue reading

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The unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace

[I told you that while I must have dozed off in my car while waiting last Friday for Marti to get an MRI at the hospital for a diagnosis of what we are still in the dark about, I somehow … Continue reading

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FinderSeekers on this side of eternity

I thank you for your ever-mounting interest as we continue building a community of what I can best describe “On This Side of Eternity” as FinderSeekers. God knows we like to be part of something bigger than ourselves. It is … Continue reading

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‘A harvest of generosity’

God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. (2 Corinthians 9:7 MSG) It is very clear, in all the biblical teachings on giving, that God doesn’t want gifts that are begrudgingly given. He doesn’t want pain in my heart … Continue reading

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