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An unorthodox instrument of God

by Marti Fischer When wanting to get away with something without her husband knowing, my Mother-in-law often used to quote an old saying, “When the cats away,” she would say, “The mice will play.”  Well … while John is away … Continue reading

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Blessed are the weird

[Warning: This smile has been known to light candles, so be sure and check before you leave the room that you’re not leaving a candle burning somewhere, unless it’s in your heart!] We’ve had some wonderful responses to the idea … 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 http://www.catchjohnfischer.com and scroll down to the Catch for June … Continue reading

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The relationship is more important than being right

Correction: I have something to correct about my Catch yesterday, though this does not change the central point; I just shot from the hip and overstated something, and that would be this statement: “I honestly don’t think Jesus cares what … Continue reading

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Love is the best worldview

Last night, on BlogTalkRadio, we had one of the country’s most visible and often quoted Christian leaders, George Barna. He was the founder and leader of The Barna Group which continues to conduct groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry … Continue reading

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Courageous Heart

One light fixed in the darkness One heart calling me to give mine                  – from the song, “Courageous Heart” by Dan Cunningham Susan Burton’s whole life is an illustration of Grace Turned … Continue reading

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The Great Exchange

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of … Continue reading

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A Friendly Reminder

On a bench just inside our front door is a small basket with a piece of paper lying on it upon which Marti has written in her beautiful flowing cursive, “A Friendly Reminder.” It’s hard to believe that this basket, … Continue reading

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