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God’s love

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) God’s love is deeply personal.  God’s love is not a concept. It’s not something that is true in a general way for everybody. God’s love is specific and it is … Continue reading

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Hard to receive

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) A real relationship with God is so hard for us to accept because we can do nothing to earn it, and nothing to discredit it. We are not used to … Continue reading

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Prophet weds and loves practicing prostitute

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) “Go and marry a prostitute.” Thus begins the unusual story of Hosea, one of the most surprising prophets to the nation of Israel. It was his prophetic mission to marry … Continue reading

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Friends forever

Here is the best news ever. The greatest truths are often the simplest and most profound, and it’s hard to get more profound than this: you and I get to be in this universe with God. Whatever happens, this is … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Loves You’ (but I think you suck)

There is a bar in my town that in pre-COVID days was a celebrated biker hangout every Sunday afternoon. There was always a live band playing and rows of gleaming Harleys on either side of the street, with people inspecting … Continue reading

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Stuck on Jesus

  Look at us over the last week and a half. Go to our website and scroll down through the recent Catches and you’ll find they are all about Jesus. “Jesus is the answer” 8/28/20 “The truth about Jesus never … Continue reading

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Making God sad?

Jesus loves me, this I know, “… and in the in-between time …” For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; They are weak but He is strong.   Jesus loves me—loves me still, Though I’m very … Continue reading

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The big picture

“Virus cases mount at a grim and worrying pace,” “Day-care system suffers as virus runs roughshod,” “State rules hobble would-be nurses,” “Grim forecast in Silicon Valley,” “County leaders at odds in a time of crisis,” “Experts say growth rate could … Continue reading

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God’s Valentine Candies

Don’t you love those little heart-shaped candies with the messages stamped on them? That’s truly Valentine’s Day to me. Remember going through them and trying to find the right message for someone special? If God dropped some candies on us, … Continue reading

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Overcoming barriers to love

“I am the bearer of a message packed full of love for people I am afraid to be around.” – John Fischer I chanced upon this sentence of mine reading a review of my latest book, Confessions of a Caffeinated … Continue reading

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