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A funny thing happened on the way to the Catch this week. I was involved in a drive-by … birthday party! It was for our daughter-in-law who turned 40 this week. Unable to arrange for the big gathering he wanted … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Peter Herschend

by John & Marti Fischer We are taking this opportunity to acknowledge a man who has single-handedly influenced the Catch more than any other. As our first Chairman of the Board, and working closely with Marti, Peter has left his … Continue reading

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The frequently overlooked significance of birthdays

  First of all, a great big THANK YOU to all of you who have flooded Marti with well wishes and birthday greetings. If she hasn’t gotten to yours yet, it’s simply because she is overwhelmed. She told me it … Continue reading

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Today’s the day

Today is a day like no other. It’s a turnaround day — a one-of-a-kind day, a picture day, a stop-the-presses day, a balloon day, a strike-up-the-band day. It’s a make-her-feel-like-a-million-bucks day. It’s Marti Fischer’s birthday, for heaven’s sake! Born on … Continue reading

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What is a birthday?

a chance to go to a ballgame and see your name on the jumbotron. a chance to celebrate being born. Being born is a big deal. It means you were thought up in the mind of God. You have a … Continue reading

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Birthday memories

We interrupt our study in Acts to spend a moment with Miss Jocelyn Anne Fischer who turned two yesterday, and whose birth was acknowledged and duly celebrated with a small family gathering in Brea, California at the home of Mr. … Continue reading

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‘I feel more like eighty-five’

I can remember like yesterday when Randy Stonehill first came out with his song, “Turning Thirty.” Great song, but it made me feel old. I’ve got a couple years on him so I had already passed that milestone. I do … Continue reading

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