Tag Archives: love

‘If I perish, I perish’

In the story of Esther, King Xerxes decides to honor one of his officials, Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, “elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles” (Esther 3:1). So … Continue reading

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Overcoming barriers to love

“I am the bearer of a message packed full of love for people I am afraid to be around.” – John Fischer I chanced upon this sentence of mine reading a review of my latest book, Confessions of a Caffeinated … Continue reading

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An army of Grace Turned Outward

We’ve been talking a lot about MemberPartners lately. That’s because our MemberPartners are the key to the Catch Ministry. They are the ones who believe in our vision — Introducing the Gospel of Welcome — Grace Turned Outward — to … Continue reading

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Justice, freedom and love

I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out danger I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out a warning I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out love between My brothers and my sisters All over this land   It’s the hammer of justice It’s the bell of freedom … Continue reading

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On the road again

It’s simple, really. Caring for people from creation to restoration is seeing the value and importance of every human being on this planet regardless. There is no one insignificant. No one who doesn’t count. No one who is an outcast … Continue reading

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Loving the whole person

Thank you to those who commented both publicly and privately to yesterday’s Catch. Bottom line is: I probably could have been better informed about what I was trying to say, but I do believe most of you got it anyway. … Continue reading

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No more “Love the sinner; hate the sin”

When you love someone you embrace the whole person. This whole “Love the sinner; hate the sin” thing should be buried for good — not because it’s wrong, but because it’s impossible. If you’re going to love me and hate … Continue reading

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Ten into one

“Love the Lord your God…”  Deuteronomy 6:1, 6:5, 7:9, 7:12, 10:12, 11:1, 11:13, 11:22, 13:3, 19:9, 23:5, 30:6, 30:16, 30:20 Fourteen times in the book of Deuteronomy we are commanded to love God. It must be important.

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