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Living Life Upside-Down (Part Two) 

Last time, we talked about how opposite Jesus’ values are from the values of our own day and age. He absolutely turns our hierarchy of priorities upside-down. If you missed us yesterday, click here to read Part One, then jump back in for the following three practical applications.

August 20, 2019
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Living Life Upside-Down (Part One) 

Everybody, from the starry-eyed graduate to the seasoned business owner, wants to climb the “ladder of success.” After all, it’s the American dream. We step onto that shaky bottom rung with meager influence and income, and through hard work and determination, clamber up each rung until we reach the top.

August 19, 2019
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I Want My Manna Now

Anybody have a recipe for manna? It sounds pretty handy. Nutritious and sweet, God formed it on the ground each morning to feed the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness for forty years. I’d love to figure it out so when my kids report that there’s “nothing to eat around here,” I could cooly nod towards the grass. God’s daily provision of food to this vast people group was miraculous, but it came with…

June 3, 2019
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What Celebrity Scandals Can Teach Us

You won’t see Hollywood scandals discussed frequently on the Together Blog, but sometimes the mirrors they hold before us are too illuminating to pass by. Such is the case with the current scandal in which actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and other wealthy parents have been charged with bribing their kids’ way into elite colleges. If you’ve been anywhere near a screen of any kind in the past few weeks, you’ve heard about it.…

April 1, 2019
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Reading Books: A Splash of Cold Water

When was the last time you were splashed with cold water? It can be jolting (your 8-year-old rigs the kitchen faucet to spray you) or refreshing (you walk by a sprinkler on a scorching day.) In either situation, you’re suddenly awake! My life lulls me to sleep. It’s not that it’s always relaxing; on the contrary, I have my share of action, crisis, and general mayhem. But sometimes the plodding nature of it rocks my…

February 11, 2019