Tag Archives: death

A long winding valley

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. 2 … Continue reading

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And that goes for EVERYTHING

by Marti Fischer Grief has hit our home hard. A dear friend of Chandler’s has taken his life. Ethan Vinograd was a sensitive young man who was loved by his Mom and Dad, his sisters and twin brother. Here are … Continue reading

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Wrongful death

Fun, laughter, celebration, death. What word does not belong here? Ten innocent people died having a good time celebrating the Lunar New Year in a dance studio of all things less than an hour away from where I sit this … Continue reading

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Lazarus comes alive

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) by John Shirk Our guest writer for the next 3 Catches will be our Director of Discipleship, John Shirk. John lives with his wife Amy and their 4 daughters in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Traveling on

There’s no two ways about it: Death sucks. And death has visited our Catch community at least twice in the last few weeks.  Priscilla, our longtime MemberPartner from Rochester, New York, just recently moved into a new home, and before … Continue reading

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‘Till we meet again’

First the title caught my eye. It came in an email I receive through an online Christianity Today subscription. “Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies: The American crashed just months after she started flying in Indonesia.” Then I … Continue reading

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Spiritual first responders

Empathy: to step into someone else’s shoes and feel what they feel. If you missed our BlogTalkRadio interview with Doug Stevens last night, I urge you, if your boots are on the ground anywhere, to listen to the podcast at … Continue reading

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Laugh uncontrollably

There’s another saying on the wall of my kitchen; this one simply is “Laugh uncontrollably.” How long has it been since you laughed like this? One man that could elicit uncontrollable laughter is sadly no longer with us. It’s been … Continue reading

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When eternity breaks in on us

It’s impossible to live near L.A. as someone who writes every day, and not write something about Kobe Bryant this morning. You would have to be an alien who just landed on this planet to not know what went on … Continue reading

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Walking into heaven

We had a thoughtful comment about death from one of our readers after yesterday’s Catch about Enoch, one of the two people we know of who have been ushered into heaven without dying. Our reader made a distinction between death … Continue reading

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