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Look out world; here we come!

(Click here for a video of John reading this catch.) In June of 2020, in the midst of our first serious pandemic scare and resulting lockdown, Jocelyn, my then 4-year-old granddaughter, came up with a statement that prompted someone in … Continue reading

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On the street where you live

Come take a stroll with me down the streets of the internet, the only place I know where people the world over are all your neighbors. Mr. Rogers never had it so good. Some people claim you can’t have real … Continue reading

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Fear not

[Today, with the magic date of June 15 around the corner and things returning to some semblance of normal, I went back to the first Catch I wrote that mentioned the pandemic and it was this one, on March 10, … Continue reading

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Till we have faces

Till We Have Faces is a novel by C.S. Lewis which is a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. It is a title that has new meaning since we have been isolated in a pandemic for over a … Continue reading

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Kind eyes

You are here And so am I Maybe millions of people go by But they all disappear from view And I only have eyes for you (Sha bop sha bop) “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for … Continue reading

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Praying in a pandemic.

If there was ever a time for prayer, it would be now when we are in the middle of a pandemic. One of the most important reasons for praying in a pandemic is our isolation. So many people suffering from … Continue reading

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Hugging is back

When Chandler and I visited Anne Marie Ritchie last summer in Idaho, we held our arms open to each other six feet apart and said, “Hug, hug.” It was terrible. With Anne Marie’s French heritage, there should have been not … Continue reading

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Another kind of exchange

I’m thinking of another type of exchange today — it’s the exchange of my right to self-serving thoughts and actions for the privilege of thinking about and serving others.

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A Friendly Reminder

On a bench just inside our front door is a small basket with a piece of paper lying on it upon which Marti has written in her beautiful flowing cursive, “A Friendly Reminder.” It’s hard to believe that this basket, … Continue reading

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Locked up with Jesus

I had a little tea party this afternoon at three. ‘Twas very small, three guests in all, just I, myself and me. Myself ate up the sandwiches, and I drank up the tea. ‘Twas also I who ate the pie, … Continue reading

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