Tag Archives: grace turned outward

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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This is our time

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) by Marti Fischer I don’t think there is any way we can overstate the importance of our presence in the world and the urgency of our message to introduce the … Continue reading

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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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Both sides now

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Inspired by yesterday’s Catch on learning to understand “the other side,” Terri, who has spent most of her career as a college professor, sent me some insightful comments a few … Continue reading

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On the road again

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Yesterday was Catch Ministry Day at the ballpark. I figured four people associated with the Catch at a single event was enough to make it official. On my left is … Continue reading

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Testing positive for Grace Turned Outward

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) It’s about time. It’s been almost a year since we last published the Grace Turned Outward test. So how ya doin’? Here we go …

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A head start on everybody

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) With the country split in half and everyone getting meaner, what an opportunity for grace turned outward! We are offering the anti-thesis to everything brewing in society. Wherever you are, … Continue reading

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Presidents Day thoughts

(Click here for a video of John reading today’s Catch.) When you think about President’s Day, it’s easy to picture the President in a place of prestige and power. But it’s really so much more. The President is the ultimate … Continue reading

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It’s not about you

It’s not about you. Never was, never is, never will be. And isn’t that good news? Even though you were a Christian and you went to church, you were ineffective. Because for the longest time you still thought it was … Continue reading

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