Category Archives: love

Love for no reason

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) For the life of our marriage, quite consistently, my wife has loved me for no reason.  Now in case you’re wondering, that’s a good thing — a very good thing, … Continue reading

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‘Remember those in prison …’

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to … Continue reading

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What to do in these strange days

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) These are truly strange days, indeed. If I ever feel myself growing tired or complacent, I simply pinch myself and say, “Is there no crisis? No hijacking of Christianity by … Continue reading

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Stairway to heaven?

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) According to James, your faith in Christ has to be evidenced in your attitudes, your treatment of others, and your overall actions or else you are fooling yourself with your … Continue reading

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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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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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A community of love

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 The over-arching theme of all that we do here at the Catch — indeed for Christians everywhere — is love. It is the … Continue reading

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Passing on the fruits of the Spirit

“When you follow the desires if your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results … [and among a grocery list of evil things is this:] the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group.” … Continue reading

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God loves us because He loves us

I noticed in the comments from yesterday’s Catch that there was an overwhelming sense of wonder as to what God saw in us that was valuable enough to make us worth saving when we know how messed up we are. … Continue reading

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Living among the walking dead

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised … Continue reading

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