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September 2017

Growing Deeper Together – An Anniversary Story

It's been eight years since our wedding day--a sunny and warm September day. A few high puffy clouds slowly danced across the sky, a few colored leaves, dotted among the green, still clung to their branches, and a double wooden swing hung from the limb of a tall oak tree. He spent the morning working on the edge of a small lake, assembling the chuppah he had built for me from the most perfect white birch trees he could source. Others were setting up chairs and flowers. He took charge of the decorations, making sure…

Feast of Trumpets: The Beginner’s Guide

You might call them the Jewish feasts, but I call them the Feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23:2), the Lord Jesus, our Messiah. When God designed the earth and the universe and filled them with all that is in them, he gave us the moon and the sun and the stars to declare to us the signs and seasons (Genesis 1:14). The Christian church has largely determined that all of those signs and seasons are for the Jewish people only. However, consider that God created all of those indicators long before the Jewish people even…

What If Facebook is the New Church and Google is the New God?

Several years ago, I was living outside Boston and working at a prestigious, but very secular, university. I was fully immersed in a secular world, a secular job, a secular society. I was living a life that was very much of the world, doing things my way and getting it all wrong. That's when my world started falling apart. God was shaking everything, stripping it all down so that there would just be me and Him left. But first, when I was hurting and looking for answers, I Googled it. I recall the day vividly, sitting in my…
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