Category Archives: worship

What are we?

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalm 8:1 I continue to be mesmerized by this picture of deep space taken by NASA’s new Webb telescope which we put … Continue reading

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A cathedral in space

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) So far, NASA’s new Webb telescope has revealed “cosmic cliffs,” the glittering landscape of a star’s birth, black holes never seen before, a dying star’s final performance, the steamy atmosphere … Continue reading

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Surprised by Joy

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Psalms 150:5-6) My older son loves to play the drums. He’s … Continue reading

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‘God is God’

Our Catch today is a song I’d liked you to hear and think about. It’s by Joan Baez. She didn’t write it but I must assume that because she is singing it she must believe at least most of it. … Continue reading

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Go for the gold

You do not belong to yourself. Now there is a radical and revolutionary statement. You will not hear that from any politician, or social media guru, or any sports or movie star, or any business leader today. You may not … Continue reading

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Sweet summer surprise

Marti and I were talking in the kitchen last night as we often do in the evening when we were interrupted by a strange noise. It forced us to stop and stare at each other for a moment. What was … Continue reading

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The rainbow and the saguaro

Chandler and I are making our way home today from Tucson, Arizona where we have been visiting this weekend with one of our Vanguard members, Mike High. Mike is a career Air Force fighter pilot and instructor, and Chandler has … Continue reading

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Our kingdom is not of this world

There is a movement of fear sweeping across this country that is sucking in a lot of Christians and sidetracking them into much useless endeavor. Christians who have staked their claim on saving a “Christian” America through politics are worried … Continue reading

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In the company of shepherds

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to … Continue reading

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Walking with God

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24 KJV Sometimes I just love the King James version of the Bible. Enoch was and then suddenly he was not. How boring to say he … Continue reading

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