Category Archives: spiritual gifts

No resting on your laurels

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) 11. Young people showed up gifted and ready to go. In the early 1970s I was working with high school kids at a church in Palo Alto, California when the … Continue reading

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Look out world; here we come!

(Click here for a video of John reading this catch.) In June of 2020, in the midst of our first serious pandemic scare and resulting lockdown, Jocelyn, my then 4-year-old granddaughter, came up with a statement that prompted someone in … Continue reading

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The race isn’t over until it’s over

So don’t sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other … Continue reading

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‘Time to Get the News Out’

[If you are wondering what this Catch is all about, you have most likely missed the recent Catches that summarize the story behind my novel, Saint Ben. If so, go to and scroll down to the Catch for June … 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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‘High School Musical’

Why we chose High School Musical to be the go-to movie for our current campaign: 1. If you read into it, the song, “We’re All In This Together,” is like a celebration of the body of Christ. Just take these … Continue reading

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Celebrate the unity

What does it mean to be “all in this together?” In the High School Musical movie from which our theme song for this campaign is taken, it means that all the factions that usually make up a typical high school … Continue reading

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Unopened gifts

Marti’s birthday was last Sunday, but she hasn’t opened any gifts yet. That’s because she was in bed most of the day feeling under the weather, due most likely to a high degree of pollen in the air from a … Continue reading

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