As we close out 2013, I thought we would take a little lookey back at the top posts from each month of the year. Consider this my own personal version of the “12 days of Christmas.” There won’t be a partridge in a pear tree, but I would be happy to leap like a Lord or milk a cow with 9 maidens for you if you find that sort of thing necessary. Here is the year in review…
My one-word focus for 2013 is to be “fruitilicious” — a bright, tasty, juicy morsel shared and given away to sustain life in others. I will not hide behind the fence in fear and apathy. (Philippians 1:9-11)
February: The C-Word
On being a Cuban Christian — These days, the word “Christian” has almost become an expletive to some. It causes me to wonder — how well are we loving others? Are we obeying the rules? They will know we are Christians by our love.
March: The Limp
“…God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction” (Genesis 41:52,b).
May: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (with Free Printable)
The life of a disciple requires some form of accountability. We must speak truth to our neighbor and allow our spiritual sister to come “sit for a spell” in the parlor of our heart. She will have “an eye” for things that you might miss — letting her in will make your heart a more inviting place to visit.
June: Burn the Midnight Oil
August: On Surrender
I don’t know what tomorrow will hold. My heart will remain lifted to God in surrender no matter what the outcome. God holds my tomorrow. He holds my friends. He holds my very life.
I will trust God with my yesterday, my today, and my tomorrow. (Philippians 1:29)
September: God Loves You
October: 31 Days to Fruitful Living (a series)
My desire to is to live a fruitful life for God, but He is teaching me that this will require me to put in some spiritual elbow grease. I can’t buy this kind of fruit in the store. I must cultivate it.
So, for 31 days, I explored what it was required for me to live a more fruitful life. I did my best to not let my black thumb get in the way of things.
November: Be a Light
December: Comfort and Joy