Category Archives: Tragedy

Death in the City 2

O Lord remember what has come upon us Look down on our nation The crown has fallen from atop our head Woe, for we have sinned Why forget us Lord forever Why forsake us so long Turn us to you, … Continue reading

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Fifteen miles of answered prayer

Our daughter, Anne (everyone calls her Anney) is an E.R. doctor in a hospital on the west end of Honolulu. This particular hospital serves a high percentage of poor indigenous Hawaiians. She often says she works in a third-world country. … Continue reading

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The end of all things is near

Make no mistake, it feels a little like the end of the world out there, if you do get out. I was out driving at 1:30 am Sunday night and during a twenty-minute stretch on the most traveled road around … Continue reading

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No Little Town; No Quiet Night

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. The little town of Bethlehem is not so little today, and not so still. It’s a place where … Continue reading

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Grace Turned Outward — a dynamic story

Susan Burton is a hero. What she has done with her life is extraordinary, although she would deny that. She would simply say, in her own words, that her life is just Grace Turned Outward.

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Left behind

I almost turned around and went back up north to see Ron again yesterday. I got to thinking about what I wrote about in yesterday’s Catch — how I went there for myself, to renew the blessing I received from … Continue reading

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A pock on the skyline

I looked at my phone this morning and saw “Wednesday, September 11” right under the time, and thought, “Oh my goodness, it’s 9/11.” I guess I knew it was coming — I knew it was somewhere in the vicinity — … Continue reading

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What to do?

Have you noticed how easy it is to grow numb over shootings and mayhem and death? What’s going on right now defies rational thought. You open your newspaper and find articles about two mass shootings inside of 24 hours where … Continue reading

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