Category Archives: pandemic

A funny thing happened on the way to the Catch

This was to be the first day of something on the lighter side this week just to try and counteract all the negative news going down. Not that we want to put our heads in the sand and pretend something … 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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‘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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Catch the wave

But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.  Amos 5:24 With the pandemic going on and the resulting economic crisis, joined this week by the racial upheaval in our cities, I’ve been struggling trying to … Continue reading

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1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000

I am fascinated by the universe. I am fascinated by the billions upon trillions of stars and galaxies out there and the unfathomable distances between everything. I am fascinated by the stars burning so bright that we can see them … Continue reading

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‘Till we meet again’

First the title caught my eye. It came in an email I receive through an online Christianity Today subscription. “Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies: The American crashed just months after she started flying in Indonesia.” Then I … Continue reading

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All together now

Can you find the Christians in this picture? No? Good. As far as I can tell, this is a picture of a bunch of sheep and goats together in a big herd. And when you see them all together like … Continue reading

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First century Christians

I just spent an hour with a few of our Vanguard leaders talking about the future of the Catch. With the world turned upside down right now due to the pandemic, and the church turned outside in due to the … Continue reading

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