As I reflect back over this year, I see how many great things have happened. My blog has grown more than I expected, my writing has improved and I wrote more this year than I have in the past 10 years.
I’ve been able to write about the most memorable personal aspects of my life like meeting and marrying the woman of my dreams (and a fellow blogger) and quitting my job to pursue a dream.
All in all, I can say that this has been one of the best years of my life. And I know that 2012 will only get better. So with that, I give you my top 9 posts (because who needs 10?) of 2011:
This post was about how we elevate the importance of agreement over the importance of relationships. I give a little history lesson in where the importance of agreement in protestant reformation originated and how that problem is still with us today. I came back to this one a number of times this year.
I learned a lot on the topic of labels this year. I’ve seen how much I’ve used them for myself and others. This was my first post in the direction of reframing the conversation.
This post was exciting for me because it got picked up by Charisma Magazine online and was republished. Getting published in a magazine was on my dream list so it was exciting to cross one of those off.
This was definitely the most fun post of the year. I had my friend Wes Molebash illustrate a comic strip of the first time Katie and I met in DC. She absolutely loved it and we even used the picture as part of the decorations in our wedding in October!
This is the first part in my first pseudo-series on the blog. It sets the framework for judgement and how we judge poorly when it comes from an emotional response.
It surprises me how many Christians (even leaders) continually tell us that we have no right to judge when the Bible clearly teaches the opposite. However it isn’t until we have a right understanding of WHO, WHAT and WHY we are to judge, that we can do it the right way.
This post marked a pivotal point in my life where I shifted from wanting to balance my life to finding my rhythm in life. Inspired by Bruce Miller’s book “Your Life In Rhythm,” I made some pretty big changes in the way I looked at how I live my life. This post explains why.
The second mini-series on my blog revolved around a rules-based lifestyle. In this post I explore what life would look like if we completely eliminated rules from our lives.
Part 2 of my rules series focused on boundaries. I posit that boundaries are far superior to rules because they are motivated by our heart and therefore much more sustainable long term.
If you’ve read a few of these, all of these or this is your first time to my blog I just want to say thank you for reading. I’m excited about sharing all the new things that I learn in this next year.
What were your top posts of the year?
Did you create a top posts list? Would you share the link in the comments?