Author Archives: jwfisch

How to know if you don’t know grace

We talk a lot about Grace Turned Outward here at the Catch, but sometimes I wonder if we really know what we are talking about when we talk about grace. Grace is almost impossible for us to understand or accept … Continue reading

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Can you find the Christians in this picture?

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln  I love this picture. I’m using it again because it’s such a great visual for us as Christians in the world. Can you find the Christians … Continue reading

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Separating the sheep from the goats

Last week we talked about loving everyone and letting God do the sorting. That whole idea of sorting people is a difficult one. Sheep and goats, heaven and hell, and God creating vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor are … Continue reading

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Flaps up

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2) If every stranger you met were a potential angel, how would you treat strangers? Pretty well, I would guess. We … Continue reading

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Let God do the sorting

About a million years ago, Carole, one of our long-time Catch members with a very active sense of humor, sent me the following comment that I just managed to dig up (which makes this whole thing go back at least … Continue reading

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LIFE SHORT / CALL NOW

“Life Short Call Now” is a song by Bruce Cockburn. It’s also a pretty good idea. Years ago we talked about this — about calling someone you love just to call. No favor. No agenda. Just a call. Because you … Continue reading

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Keep what you can’t keep

  What’s the use of trading A law you can never keep For one you can But cannot get you anything? Do you understand the riddle above, because that’s what it is: a riddle. Can you solve it? It’s about … Continue reading

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Stuck on God’s love

My love is warmer than the warmest sunshine Softer than a sigh My love is deeper than the deepest ocean Wider than the sky My love is brighter than the brightest star That shines every night above And there is … Continue reading

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