Category Archives: God’s love

God’s Valentine Candies

Don’t you love those little heart-shaped candies with the messages stamped on them? That’s truly Valentine’s Day to me. Remember going through them and trying to find the right message for someone special? If God dropped some candies on us, … Continue reading

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Overcoming barriers to love

“I am the bearer of a message packed full of love for people I am afraid to be around.” – John Fischer I chanced upon this sentence of mine reading a review of my latest book, Confessions of a Caffeinated … Continue reading

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An army of Grace Turned Outward

We’ve been talking a lot about MemberPartners lately. That’s because our MemberPartners are the key to the Catch Ministry. They are the ones who believe in our vision — Introducing the Gospel of Welcome — Grace Turned Outward — to … Continue reading

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Love and mercy

Brian Wilson, mastermind of the famous Beach Boy sound, says he was in his piano room playing “What the World Needs Now” when he got the idea for his 1988 song, “Love and Mercy.” He went on to say that … Continue reading

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On the road again

It’s simple, really. Caring for people from creation to restoration is seeing the value and importance of every human being on this planet regardless. There is no one insignificant. No one who doesn’t count. No one who is an outcast … Continue reading

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Pop quiz

  Last week I met a former prof at a Christian University who taught courses in Biblical Studies and he shared with me one of his favorite things to do in his classes to help teach his students about grace. … Continue reading

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No more “Love the sinner; hate the sin”

When you love someone you embrace the whole person. This whole “Love the sinner; hate the sin” thing should be buried for good — not because it’s wrong, but because it’s impossible. If you’re going to love me and hate … Continue reading

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Something from nothing

Nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.  – The Sound of Music The sentiment in this song is a beautiful and tender expression of grace from a … Continue reading

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