Tag Archives: grace turned outward

Sometimes it’s that simple

The recent shooting incident at a Trader Joe’s market in Silver Lake, California, has an incredible inside story that is just now coming to light. You’ve got a man inside with a gun who has been wounded in the arm … Continue reading

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Grace patriots

“John and Marti, I’m struggling to find the words, so I’ll just share that Arnold’s story, your friendship with him, his reunion with our Heavenly Father, and his and Marie’s love for each other have touched my heart.”  – Grace … Continue reading

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Grace changes us

Jesus tells a story of a man who owes a moneylender a large sum of money and the moneylender cancels the man’s debt. Having been thus freed from his obligation, this guy proceeds to go to someone who owes him … Continue reading

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The gracious heart of a father

It was one of those times when parents worry. Chandler hadn’t checked in; I didn’t know where he was or when he was coming back; and it appeared that his phone was down. I don’t care how strong your faith … Continue reading

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Grace test

Let’s take a test. I stumbled upon a grace test yesterday. I say “grace test” because it’s a hypothetical question that indicates a lot about what a person understands about grace depending on how they answer it. Just by thinking … Continue reading

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We have met the racist and he/she is us

I don’t know if there is anyone who can truthfully say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not a racist, I just know I can’t. If you have ever participated in the denunciation of any group of … Continue reading

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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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The overwhelming power of Grace Turned Outward

The gift turned inward, unable to be given, becomes a heavy burden, even sometimes a kind of poison. It is as though the flow of life were backed up.  May Sarton* I want to thank Joe for sending in the … Continue reading

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