Category Archives: family

Happy Anniversary; Take Three

There have been times I have cursed my mentor, Ron Ritchie, for convincing Marti and me to set our wedding date in early January. After spending a good part of the previous year waiting for certain obstacles to the forward … Continue reading

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Live in peace

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone … Hebrews 12:14 This is a very broad blanket statement. There are no qualifications and no exceptions. “Live in peace with everyone” is all inclusive. It includes enemies, strangers, atheists, people … Continue reading

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Love over barriers

For the past three weeks, Hebrews 13 has been revealing its treasures to us daily. There are many and they are prophetic, and they are so very timely. And I am personally excited because I have been praying for this. … Continue reading

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Rethinking ‘strangers and foreigners’

So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Ephesians 2:19 I have written a number of Catches, especially in these last few years, … Continue reading

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Many but one

“Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. Generational differences need not divide us. Every generation has valuable lessons that they can teach… When members of different generations are encouraged to work together, it builds understanding and … Continue reading

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Jamaica in Chico

  This was one of my most memorable Father’s Days. That comes as somewhat of a surprise because I wasn’t with my family. But I was with one of my children, so I felt like a dad. Chandler and I … Continue reading

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                            What is 21? It’s a card game. A 2008 movie with Kevin Spacey. A clothing store. A winning score in ping pong. But for everyone at … Continue reading

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There should be blessings

Anne Marie reached out to touch Chandler and bless him (see yesterday’s Catch). It was a moment of power and significance that was as real then as it is today.

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Pilgrimage to Boise

Besides getting some valuable bonding time with Chandler, the primary motivation for our recent camping trip I’m writing about this week was to meet with Anne Marie Ritchie in Boise, Idaho so that Chandler could receive the blessing from “RonAnneMarie” … Continue reading

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Gone fischin’

Hikin’ to the top of a mountain Drinkin’ water from a cool, clear stream Watchin’ the sunset and talkin’ to God And knowin’ He loves me.                  from “Simple Pleasures” by John Fischer … Continue reading

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