It’s the end of 2011. Yes, I know…that’s hard to believe. As I said last Sunday, I was just getting used to writing “2011″ on my checks, and now I have to learn something new.
Well, for the final links roundup of the year, we’ve got tons of great stuff planned for you. Let’s call it a MegaRemix, except that I have no idea how to use cool club language, so that’s where the comparisons to a remix end. So, we’ll just divide this post into 6 parts of the mix. Enjoy!
MIX #1: A BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT
I rarely post on the blog on Sundays, but you’ll want to check back on the blog late Sunday night. There will be three posts going up on Sunday evening. The first two are for all our readers, while the third is for those who live in the Middle Tennessee area.
Right now, that’s all I can share, but I hope you’ll check back in Sunday night for these three special posts.
MIX #2: A FAMILY VIDEO
Since this is our family blog, I wanted to share the video I made of our family Christmas. Grab a cup of cranberry-pomegranate juice (yummy!), a stale left-over gingerbread cookie, and enjoy!
MIX #3: FIRST FIVE LINKS
Okay, so we’ve given you enough other stuff…let’s get to the links for this week.
1. Michael Galloway used the Urban Meyer saga to give us some very practical life lessons. Enjoy his post “A Cake Half Baked.”
2. Trey Morgan is at his blogging best when he writes practical family articles. Here is another one called, “Train Your Children…You Won’t Have Then Very Long.”
3. This article was sent to me, but I wanted to pass it along, not only for the content, but also because of where it was found. As my dad said, “You don’t expect something like this on the Huffington Post!” Here is a guest article called “How to Shrink Your Church.”
4. Neal Pollard gives a much needed reminder to those of us who preach in his great and bold article “I Don’t Want to be a Hired Worker.”
5. How about a little news? The Bound4Life Blog shares the story of a woman who was told by Planned Parenthood that they would not help her. Why? She would not abort her baby. Read more here.
MIX #4: TIME FOR A LAUGH
Need a little break in the middle of the remix? How about an NFL referee who has a little trouble announcing a play with multiple flags (you’ll need to turn up your speakers for this one, but it’s worth it.)
MIX #5: LINKS 6 THROUGH 10
Okay, back to the links
6. We start this half with a free ebook. It is a compilation of posts from the Covenant Eyes blog, and is very informative and helpful. It’s called “Your Brain on Porn,” and you can download it for free here.
7. Discomfort. Not a word we like (obviously). But, at times, we need something to cause us a little discomfort. Michael Hyatt shares some reasons “Why Discomfort is Good for You.”
8. I absolutely love this post from Paula Harrington. She shares with us some thoughts on how our view of God often changes over the course of our life. It is a simple, but needed, post. Enjoy the post called “My God.”
9. Tim Pyles shares some unique thoughts on the word “Christian” that I think you will enjoy. In fact, I’m hoping to make this a little “sermon starter” for sometime in 2012. Enjoy is post “Name of Inclusion.”
10. We will end with a New Year’s post. In fact, it is a poem written by our friend Cindy Colley. Enjoy her simple words in her “Prayer for a New Year.”
MIX #6: A BETTER ENDING THAN “AULD LANG SYNE”
We hope you have had a great 2011, and are planning a good 2012. What better way to start off a new year than to be worshiping God with His people! I hope you will think of Him throughout the year and work to His glory in all you do.
Now, to end this year and start the next, we are not going to sing that sappy “Auld Lang Syne” song. No, indeed! It’s Friday, so enjoy another version of our links roundup theme, this time sung by one-hit wonder Nena (remember “99 Luftballoons”?), and have a wonderful and safe weekend.