Tag Archives: Dealing with tragedy

No time to sleep

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) by Marti Fischer My heart hurts. This is Makenna Lee, fourth grader from Uvalde, Texas. Yesterday morning that priceless smile of hers brought joy to those who knew her as she … Continue reading

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Good out of bad

Last night we had our first International Online Video Conferencing Bible Study and it was a huge success. Fifteen people took part with representatives from the U.S. and Canada. It was a meeting that would have been “illegal” — or … Continue reading

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What to do?

Have you noticed how easy it is to grow numb over shootings and mayhem and death? What’s going on right now defies rational thought. You open your newspaper and find articles about two mass shootings inside of 24 hours where … Continue reading

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In harm’s way

Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. We are at the point in the Twelve Step program where we are thinking about the people we have harmed. … Continue reading

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A tragedy for the Prince

I recently read a tragic story about Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, and how she is writing a book about her relationship with the famous singer, and how he could never get over the loss of their son which also … Continue reading

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A bandana for Kelly

Jeff and Kelly don’t have much beyond having each other, but that’s a big deal. For years they’ve been homeless, living on the street, and when they’ve been on the street, they haven’t been able to be together. Jeff would … Continue reading

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Don’t wait until you’re profound

Wow. Unbelievable. Awesome. Don’t know what to say. We are overwhelmed. The outpouring of love and prayer support for our family from all of you is truly humbling. (See yesterday’s Catch.)

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Banding together

As you receive your Catch today, the beloved wife of our Chairman of the Board will be starting her fourth (or 100th, as Marti puts it) treatment of chemotherapy this month. Marti’s exaggeration is due to the fact that this … Continue reading

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True celebrity

Your comments about Rick and Kay’s interview are still resonating. I’m thinking of the countless people who struggle with mental illness and how they must have been encouraged by what they saw. At the risk of overstating it, I want … Continue reading

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Raw and real

“I never questioned my faith in God; I questioned God’s plan,” Rick Warren last night on CNN. In case you somehow missed it, Rick and Kay Warren were on camera last night in a very candid interview with Piers Morgan … Continue reading

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