Tag Archives: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

A fully human life

“We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.” (Matthew 11:17) In other words, you didn’t fully experience life. You didn’t enter into the moment. You didn’t live with … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Fischers

Dear Catch Community, ‘Tis the season for family, and we want to wish all of you, our extended family, a very merry Christmas. We are so glad to be a part of you, and have you be a part of … Continue reading

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In the human caravan

In between what was and what will be He has entered history Down the corridor of time Across a theatre of mime I have seen the Son of Man In the human caravan.          – from the … Continue reading

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First to the stable

In the town of Bethlehem A king and ruler, child was born Not too many people noticed Just some shepherds on their farm Plus a few hundred thousand angels Breaking the heavens with their song And the rocks and the … Continue reading

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Don’t get out much?

Wow, I was a little lost this morning inside my head — just a little fatigue from the season, being way behind on Christmas, and wondering if I had what it takes for this day. Well, of course I have … Continue reading

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On a cold winter’s night

It was three o’clock in the morning and a bitter, January wind was blowing hard off a frozen Lake Michigan. No one should have been out at this time in this weather, but I was. I was bundled up against … Continue reading

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It really did happen!

Who came up with December 25 as Christmas Day anyway? Four days after the shortest day of the year. The sun sets sooner. The outdoor lights come on. Whoopee. I drive down one block to get to and from my … Continue reading

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In Christ; or trying to get to God

If Jesus hadn’t been born, the best any one of us could do about getting to God would be a religious endeavor. Even if we were truly spiritual people seeking God, we would still only have religion. We wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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