Posts Tagged "Dad in the Middle"

Top 10 in 2010 – My Favorite Posts

2011 New Year_thumb[2]Yesterday, inspired by Sam Luce (as I always am), I started a series of posts with my yearly top ten lists.  Yesterday, we tackled the most popular posts of 2010.  Today, I want to look at some of my favorites.

  1. This Sunday [05/30/2010]
  2. Why Yelling Doesn’t Work [12/03/2010]
  3. A Glimpse Into God’s View of Divorce [12/02/2010]
  4. My Birthday and the Book of Judges [08/26/2010]
  5. On Missing and Being Missed [03/30/2010]
  6. Them People Ain’t So Smart! (Children’s Ministry Moment #10) [07/09/2010]
  7. Crazy For Jesus [07/27/2010]
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Top 10 in 2010 – Top Posts/Pages

2011 New YearLast year, I did a year-end post which included a number of lists from the year.  This year I decided to rip off an idea from THE Sam Luce and do a series of posts up to (and maybe in) the new year summarizing some top ten items.  In fact, I liked Sam’s idea so much, I almost stole (errr…..borrowed) his graphic as well, but I decided not to go that far!

This morning’s post is the top ten most popular posts/pages on this site based on views during the year.

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A Dad in the Middle Apology

imageI wanted to take a second to apologize for the barrage of posts yesterday, and apparently this morning, with my Twitter Weekly updates.  No, I do not think that what I say in Twitter is so important that you need to read it 20 times.  The Twitter Updates posts is an automated feature and, for some reason, that feature went berserk yesterday.  So, I apologize for flooding your rss reader, for over-tweeting, for multiple posts to Facebook, for e-mails that went out multiple times, and for those on CMConnect that this glitch rocketed me up to #1 in “Today’s Leaders” on that site.  I guess maybe that was the silver lining. Winking smile  The posts seem to have stopped for now – I hope!  I am looking into to why it happened in the first place and hope to avoid a similar glitch in the future.  I appreciate all of you who regularly read Dad in the Middle!  I even appreciate those of you who only stop by every once-in-a-while. Smile

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Dad in the Middle: Plans for the Immediate Future

DITM Thumbnail 125x125 Every once in a while, I like to step back and let the readers of this blog into my mind.  I know it can be a very scary place, but I’ll do my best to keep the lights on and keep this trip shorter than usual!  Relax, this is not another retrospective on this blog or a grand announcement of where we’re heading, but I did take some time during my Dark Week to reflect on blogging – what I do – and why I do it.

I have always said, and still do, that I blog principally as a means of processing my own thoughts and recording my own walk with Jesus.  I find that writing things out helps me to process them in a way that nothing else does.  However, something strange happened along the way, a God thing if you will, people started to read what I was writing and give feedback on the site.  You can imagine my surprise!   Suddenly, I felt God calling me (tugging me really) in a whole new direction to share my thoughts and experiences through blogging and allow him to use it to edify others.  I try not to say “No” to God as much as possible, so I went ahead writing and trusted Him to use it however he wished.

Through blogging though, and other online endeavors, I’ve met a slew of wonderful people who work in kidmin.  Not the least of those was Tony Kummer from quickly became one of my favorite sites, and I was flabbergasted when Tony asked me to start writing for his site several months back.  Given that Tony’s site would allow me to reach more people with the thoughts and ideas that God was laying on my heart, I quickly accepted and have published a number of articles on that site over the last several months.

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500 And Still Counting!

image Well, today is officially my 500th post on Dad in the Middle, and it seemed like an appropriate time to take a stroll down memory lane, and what better way to do that than by hosting the official Dad in the Middle Awards show.  Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome our not-so-esteemed host….Me.  So, let’s get started by category:

1. The award for Oldest post on Dad in the Middle goes to What Does God Hate?

You heard right.  My very first post was about hate.  Even more it was about things God hates – not a very popular topic in our “God is Love” culture.  Originally published on Facebook on 7/28/2008, this post was inspired Proverbs 6:16-19.

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