Tag Archives: grace

Better to be saved

Trying to be better is way over-rated. It’s more beneficial to be one who is saved and out seeking others who are lost.

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Grace Card: Don’t leave home without it

Any relationship is going to require a Grace Card. That’s because we are destined to fail each other over and over again. We will fail each other because we are fallible, and we will fail without even trying, because our … Continue reading

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Something from nothing

Nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.  – The Sound of Music The sentiment in this song is a beautiful and tender expression of grace from a … Continue reading

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The Big One

Californians are talking about earthquakes again. Faults, and tectonic plates, and shifts in the earth’s crust are all the rage. After 20 years of relative calm, everyone is wondering when and where the next one will come. And here in … Continue reading

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Speechless in (your city here)

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 We have a Catch member who has found out his wife has been unfaithful. Though his heart has been broken and he’s lost nights of … Continue reading

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Case dismissed

Three months ago, I spent the morning in a courtroom with my 19-year-old son, Chandler. Although he was of the age that the court now treats him as an adult, I went along for moral support. About a year ago, … Continue reading

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Use your freedom well

On this week of national holidays — Canada: today; U.S.: Thursday; Hong Kong: today, not so happy (see below) — it’s important to refocus our direction and calling. Sometimes we forget how significant this message of Grace Turned Outward really … Continue reading

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Painting in the dirt of our lives

Yesterday I wrote about the story of a Mexican immigrant who drives a short-haul truck route all over Los Angeles and has found a way to express his artistic nature and training in the the dirt and muck that forms … Continue reading

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