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Bonus life

Since the giving of thanks is the natural result of grace, its presence or lack of presence is an indicator of the basis by which a person lives life. A thankful person will be someone who is daily experiencing at … Continue reading

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Love beyond reason

Conflict is an inevitable part of life — a function of being connected to one another. If we were more open to embracing conflict instead of avoiding it we all would be voices of reconciliation, showing those around us that … Continue reading

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Making God happy

I still remember when Chandler was much younger and we witnessed a rainbow, and he blurted out, “I think that means to me God’s happy.” This comment, out of nowhere, was a total delight. Not to mention that he was … Continue reading

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Too good for God?

No one is too anything for God. Now, obviously this needs to be explained, but not too much, because I bet you get the gist. The idea would be to put in any obstacle that you think might disqualify you … 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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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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Solomon’s wisdom: How dumb can you be?

Have you ever wondered how Solomon, after having been given the gift of wisdom by God, could turn out to be so dumb? As a young man, Solomon had been offered the gift of whatever he might choose when it … Continue reading

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Halfway to God? I don’t think so.

There is no halfway to love. Love goes all the way. Halfway leaves you dangling on a bridge to nowhere, waiting for the other person to come to you, and that may be something they may not be able or … Continue reading

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