Tag Archives: freedom

Celebrating the fifth of July

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Dear Catch Community Citizens: You have probably noticed that the Catch website became unavailable recently. We found that this was a case of domain name theft, and only that. The … Continue reading

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We the (fallen) people

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch In his book, We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy, Robert Tracy McKenzie, PhD, and professor of history at Wheaton College, brings out the most … Continue reading

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John and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Ever had one of those days you wish you had just stayed in bed, or maybe gone for a drive in the country or something better than banging your head … Continue reading

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100% raw organic

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I once met a woman who described herself as “100% raw organic,” and what she meant by that was that what she sees when she looks at herself in the … Continue reading

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Deep reflection

During the civil rights march on Washington in 1963, when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, Peter, Paul and Mary sang to thousands who had gathered there with the Washington Monument towering behind them. I … Continue reading

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Freedom train comin’

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their … Continue reading

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Shall I or shall I not wear a mask?

“‘To mask or not to mask?’ that is the question,” or at least one of the many questions facing us all today. A couple of days ago, a woman parked on our street and walked into a house she was … Continue reading

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Let freedom ring?

We’re hearing a lot about freedom now. People are getting tired of being shut up in their homes. It’s understandable. People need to go back to work. Breadwinners aren’t able to provide for their families. And then there are people … Continue reading

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Nothing to regret

We have a sign in our kitchen that reads, among other short pieces of advice like “Forgive quickly” — “Never regret anything that made you smile.” I’m going to shorten that to just, “Never regret anything. Period.”

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Justice, freedom and love

I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out danger I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out a warning I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out love between My brothers and my sisters All over this land   It’s the hammer of justice It’s the bell of freedom … Continue reading

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