Tag Archives: Saint Ben

‘Time to get the news out’

Jonathan convinces his parents to allow him to stay all night in the hospital, and in the middle of the night, with his mom and Ben’s parents asleep in the waiting room, Jonathan slips quietly into Ben’s room and climbs … Continue reading

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Truth-teller

“Yeah, but the message was true. It was really the right thing to do. It was the most right thing we did all summer. We didn’t mess up anything; the mess was already there. All I want, for just once … Continue reading

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Ben hears from God

“No, Ben’s joy this morning was more than the anticipation of another prank. It was because something had happened to him that we all long for — something saints have lived and died for without ever finding — and Ben … Continue reading

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Getting all wet

“Imagine John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in fishing waders! We can’t let him get away with baptizing people without getting wet himself.” – Ben Beamering p. 219 The last trick Ben and Jonathan played on his dad was indeed their … Continue reading

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‘A car only certain people can love’

“As far as the real Edsel is concerned,” Ben said, “I must say I love it and hate it at the same time. Love it because not everyone likes it. It’s a car that stands out in a crowd — … Continue reading

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No shame; no blame

“I suppose life is your fault, too. While you’re at it, why don’t you blame yourself for that? Saint Ben p. 178 When Jonathan blames himself for a bike accident that puts Ben in the hospital, Ben comes up with … Continue reading

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You are official

Today’s quote comes from Ben Beamering reading the newspaper out loud to Jonathan where Seth Wilson, the mayor of Pasadena, explains why he rode in a 1958 Edsel in the 1959 Tournament of Roses Parade: “‘Mr. Milner seems to favor … Continue reading

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When God gets in the way of believing

We are in the middle of a very important campaign, our first since pre-pandemic days, to raise $20,000 for the Catch Ministry. To help us focus, we have chosen the GO LIVE theme anchored in the story of Ben Beamering from the … Continue reading

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Make-believe Christians

“I don’t like pretending.” – Ben Beamering p. 117 Ben Beamering is a realist. He isn’t much into make-believe. We especially find this out when it comes to faith. At least we know that if Ben ever believes, it won’t … Continue reading

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‘It’s only a car …’

“What do you mean, ‘it’s only a car?’” Ben interrupted with a look of angry desperation. “It’s only my life! What do you think about that?” P. 112 We are in the middle of a very important campaign, our first … Continue reading

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