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Drive-by

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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Are we generating life or strife?

Why is it that so often I return from social converse with a spirit worn, a lack, a disappointment—even a sting of shame, as for some low, unworthy thing?   —George MacDonald Have you noticed how these days, almost every … Continue reading

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Have you noticed how your neighborhood is starting to look more and more like Mr. Rogers’? Are there more people out in your neighborhood? I generally hear more noise around my house. With people staying home, they’re finding things to … Continue reading

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Do it now

We’ve never been through anything like this before. This pandemic is testing our faith, our stamina, our patience, our confidence, our endurance, and what I’m especially thinking about this morning — our love. There appear to be no guarantees. You … Continue reading

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Isolating the isolated

One of the down sides of this pandemic that is affecting us all is the fact that we are all being forced into isolation. That might not necessarily be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that we are … Continue reading

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Becoming friends with your enemies

So now that we have all of you with boots on the ground refusing to enter into gossip, rumors, and negative talk with friends about perceived enemies — now that there are so many of you, as Bob has suggested … Continue reading

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Pass it on

Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples … and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who … Continue reading

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Laugh uncontrollably

There’s another saying on the wall of my kitchen; this one simply is “Laugh uncontrollably.” How long has it been since you laughed like this? One man that could elicit uncontrollable laughter is sadly no longer with us. It’s been … Continue reading

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