This Blog is Moving

I am in the process of moving this blog to a different hosting service, to allow for more flexibility–I need things to be quick and easy, and frankly, some of the functions of the new site are both compared to this host site.  So, you will find all new posts at the following link.  Hopefully you those feeds that link here will be changed shortly.  Until then, please go here, and change any favorites, feeds, or links you have for this site to:

Older posts will remain here unless or until I can find a way to import them to the new site.

Published in: on January 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Follow up on the Bible Reading sermon

If you wanted to check out any of the resources mentioned in yesterday’s messge, click here to get to the audio, outline, and additional helps mentioned.

And let me add two additional encouraging words for you.

 First, if you miss a day, or two, or a week, DON’T QUIT.  As soon as you realize this and want to get back to it, start where you left off.  Don’t let guillt keep you away–that is Satan’s tool, not God’s, in this case.  I miss from time to time, and so does everybody else, I imagine.  If you don’t, then I want to learn from you–seriously!  Vacations and times when my schedule is not my own are especially hard on consistency.

 Second, if I didn’t mention this in your service–choose a version you want to read and find helpful to read.  For reading (not in-depth study) you can use the ESV, the NIV, the Message, the NLT, the NASB, the HCSB, the KJV, the NKJV–you name it, as long as it is a translation that seeks to be faithful to the meaning of the original text.  All these are translations–from very free (the Message) to very literal (the NASB).  After you get going at this, you may change versions if you are covering similar ground to have the Word speak in fresh ways to your heart.

 If you went to a Grace Group after the messge, then you know that one of the matters we hope to instill in our community groups is accountability.  Can I encourage you to have others who ask you how your reading is going?  It is a way fellow believers can encourage and exhort each other to keep it up.

 I’m praying for you all this week, that you will be reading and having God teach you this week!

Published in: on January 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 22 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 116 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 73kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 27th with 44 views. The most popular post that day was George Mueller, Prayer, and the Will of God.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, Google Reader, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for matt chandler the village, advent reading schedule, a million miles in a thousand years, good sermons to listen to, and the great sadness.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


George Mueller, Prayer, and the Will of God October 2010


Praying for Matt Chandler December 2009


The Great Sadness: The Shack’s Kitsch March 2009
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A Theological Nit to Pick in our Advent Book December 2009


Where to listen to some good sermons… April 2008
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Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm  Leave a Comment