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A La Carte (July 17)

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Long-Term Fruitfulness or Short-Term Flashiness – Jamie Brown has something for you to consider if you are involved in leading music at your church.

The Pacific Crest Trail in Three Minutes – It’s not the best video you’ll ever see, but it’s still a stunning look at what you’ll encounter if you hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Grotesque Business of Planned Parenthood – “It’s hard to have an honest debate about abortion in this country, when the issue is so often shrouded in evasion and deception. That’s why we all owe a debt to Deborah Nucatola. She is willing to tell it the way it is.”

So Cute, So Creepy – Here’s some amazing photographs by a guy who loves to take pictures of caterpillars. Yes, caterpillars. And the photos are stunning.

Focus on Flow – Email really is amazing disruptive to your creative work. This article calls you to focus on flow rather than email.

Online Bible Resources – Nathan Busenitz provides a list of free, bookmark-worthy resources that will help with Bible study or sermon preparation.

The Day After a Bad Night – Here’s what to do the day after you’ve had a sleepless night.


Jesus had every reason to be proud yet he was humble, and we have every reason to be humble yet we’re proud.

—Burk Parsons

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