Author Archives: jwfisch

Learning from everybody

My wife is my foremost critic when it comes to my writing and I am aware of a little dance I play with this. If I don’t want to have her look over something I’ve written it usually an indication … Continue reading

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Guy in crosswalk

In California, pedestrians rule. The pedestrian always has the right of way in a crosswalk. The minute you put your foot in a crosswalk, you are protected by the law. All cars must stop. I was driving near my home … Continue reading

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‘Take it personally’

I have spent a good deal of time lately helping one of Marti’s friends care for her bedridden husband. When he was active, he was pretty hard-nosed, very opinionated and a man of a few words, but those words were … Continue reading

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The preeminence of love and understanding

Love understands. Part of loving someone is to attempt to understand them. If someone who is opposed to Christianity for whatever reason determines that you are seeking to understand them for no other reason than to know them better, they … Continue reading

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When bad things happen

When bad things happen to people, some people get better, and some people get worse. It’s not the things that cause it, it’s the people who are already confirmed in who they are who reflect their true self in and … Continue reading

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News from the front lines

And now some words from some of our Catch members we have been praying for who were in or near the path of Hurricane Irma. Sandie and Bobbie write that they came through Irma in one piece. Lost their power … Continue reading

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The morning after

This morning I’m thinking about those people who lost everything in Texas, Florida, California, Oregon or Mexico, but the news cameras have moved on to some new disaster somewhere else in the world. For many of us who watched, it’s … Continue reading

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What Harvey and Irma can teach us

I bet you didn’t realize you knew so many people in Florida. Go through your contact list; you’ll be surprised. A quick and very incomplete look at our Catch list reveals Bare & Mellissa; June & Paul, and children Winter, … Continue reading

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