top 2 posts here thus far


I never cease to be amazed at the number of folks who continue to look up two particular posts here. In fact, it’s a rare day someone doesn’t take a look at least one of them, making them this site’s two most frequently viewed posts of all time.

Are you curious as to what they’re about? Check ’em out! In order, number one and then number two, they are:

Five Reasons to Use Your Bound Bible & Not Your Smartphone in Church

When You Feel Spiritually Drained

help for those new to following this site


Are you new to following my site? If so, I can’t tell you everything that would be good for you to know, but I can share with you here four quick tips that will help you a bit as you spend some time here.

1. Are you looking for sermon ideas, small group discussion guides, or Bible class lessons? If so, then pay attention to my LIFE group discussion guide posts that are published on most Saturdays of the year. These discussion guides are outgrowths of what I plan to preach the following Sunday morning and form the template for conversation within MoSt Church‘s small groups on Sunday nights. They would work well as an outline for discussion in most adult Bible class, too. Here’s a link to a sample of one of those posts.

2. Are you looking for good writers who blog so as to stock up on online counsel with which to feed your head? If you’re looking for additional sites to add to your RSS reader or your browser’s bookmarks, check out my blog roll (look under “read” in the right-hand column of this site). I include links in that column only to writers I’ve found who consistently crank out interesting, thoughtful material. Enjoy.

3. Are you interested in knowing what my daily routine in reading looks like? Check out my My Personal Reading Plans for 2013 post and you’ll know what I’m doing in this year.

4. Are you curious as to what I’ve been reading of late online that I’ve found interesting? Then you need look no further than my regular posts (Mon-Sat.) entitled ‘This Went Thru My Mind.’ You can learn exactly why I share such links by reading this post: Why I Post What I Do In ‘This Went Thru My Mind.’

this went thru my mind


Facebook: How Do I Fine Tune My Facebook Privacy Settings? by Dave Taylor

“… Facebook constantly tweaks and fiddles with things, and there’s nothing more susceptible to these changes than the privacy settings.”

Population & the U.S.: USA Population Tops 315 Million Today

“The US Census Bureau projects that on Jan. 1, 2013, the total United States population will be 315,091,138. … In January 2013, 1 birth is expected to occur every 8 seconds in the United States and 1 death every 12 seconds.”

Prayer: 9 Prayer Tips for 2013 by Jon Acuff

“… do this.”

Productivity: Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go by Dan Rockwell

“‘Not to-do list’ … Make one. “

Reading: How to Read by Ross Douthat [required reading]

” … let your mind rove more widely and freely …”

the Christ house: Luke 1


MoSt Church‘s congregational Bible reading project for 2013, The Christ House, fixes our attention on Christ Jesus as we encounter him in the New Testament. The plan is slow and steady, simple and focused: read one chapter a day and memorize one “Christ verse” on which to meditate from each book of the NT.

Today’s reading is Luke 1 and the Christ verse for Luke’s Gospel is Luke 2.11 (CEB): “Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord.”