The Together Blog turns four next week. It’s moving out of its toddler years and hitting pre-school, and we’re proud of it!
In next week’s post, we’ll introduce you to the blog team members so you know the faces behind the screen, but today I’d love to share four reasons I read this particular blog. When there are 57 million other podcasts, websites, and blogs to choose from, why bother with this one? I’m glad you asked.
- It’s where my family is.
In The Blind Side, the Michael Oher character is asked why he is choosing “Ole Miss” when there are so many other schools with great football programs. He answers, “Because that’s where my family went to school.” That’s how I feel about the Together Blog. There are trendier, prettier, and better-written blogs out there on topics from A to Z and beyond, but this is where my family is. These are my people, my sisters, my home, and that’s why it’s my first pick.
2. It helps me know real women.
Blogs about what to wear, who to read, or how to make yogurt from milking a goat are helpful when you need advice. But you can’t find those writers on a Sunday and ask a follow-up question or invite them to lunch. Their images and advice remain virtual. When I read Lauren Quigley’s post about the John Bible study, I can ask her if I should try out the studies. When I read Alex Martin’s story about God meeting her in her darkness, I can find her at church and draw her out more. In an increasingly virtual world, the blog helps me build real relationships based on real substance.
3. It’s trustworthy.
Every online source offers a message Christian readers need to discern. The Together Blog is reviewed by my pastors so I know I can trust the content. We still want to be like the Bereans in Acts 17 who hold everything up to the Word of God, but it sure is nice to know the content is edited by the people I trust the most in matters of theology.
4. It helps me do what I’m supposed to do.
In his Word, God calls us to encourage other believers (Hebrews 10:25), grow as the body of Christ (Eph. 4:16), and foster relationships with older and younger women (Titus 2:3-4). The Together Blog helps me do all of these. The wisdom and stories from CFC women encourage, strengthen, and disciple me, and I hope my posts do the same for them. I don’t think any other blogs check off this many categories of obedience for me, and I love that
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