Tweets of the Month Club | July 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | July 2017

Hey. A lot of things happened in July. But I was also not on Twitter as much. That really just means that a recap is probably not necessary, and I wouldn’t be great at writing one anyway. These are the best tweets I did see in July.  While writing in a birthday card I got sad I couldn't use emojis. Now mourning the loss of my ability to use words to convey my feelings. — Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) July 1, 2017 Unfortunately I can't give blood because I'm 83% sweet tea — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) July 1, 2017 What language are they referring to? and what language do they THINK they're speaking?? This line keeps me up at night. pic.twitter.com/Y94A4nkcn0 — Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) July 2, 2017 A prayer for long life: Lord, may my beloved and I reach the age that photos of us holding hands on the street become Instagram-worthy. — Ruth Graham (@publicroad) July 2, 2017 Wouldn't be a family gathering without Grandma calling someone a floozy. — Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) July 2, 2017 July 4th weekend always reminds me how thankful I am for my freedom as well as how much I need a friend with a pool — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) July 2, 2017 Don't forget it's America's birthday tomorrow. It would mean a lot if you gave her a call. I think she's been going through a lot lately. — Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) July 3, 2017 Forgetting the gospel doesn’t mean you can't remember the facts; it's the tendency to no longer be captivated and influenced by its truth. — Nathan Rose...
Tweets of the Month Club | June 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | June 2017

National Donut Day, the Preds went to the Stanley Cup, SBC Annual Meeting, Bachelorette, Father’s Day, and a bunch of other things that I’m now forgetting. This was June 2017.  Here are the best tweets from my feed this month. "You've got a missed call" I know, I was staring at my phone as I was missing it — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) June 1, 2017 no thanks people who go to the gym during lunch i'll stick to eating — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) June 1, 2017 Let's not kid ourselves; for some of us, it's National Donut *Life*, amiright? — Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) June 2, 2017 Just wanna remind y’all that “swum” is a word. Swim, swam, swum. — J.A. Medders (@mrmedders) June 2, 2017 “We’re both babies and our mom and dad died…”– The beginning of every story my girls make up — Seth Worley (@Awakeland3D) June 3, 2017 Wife: Somebody kill that bug on the screen … oh wait, that's the puck. You can tell how much we watch hockey in our house. #StanleyCup — Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) June 4, 2017 I'm sorry, casual acquaintance. I didn't mean to like your Instagram that quickly. — MeLissa Luna (@ohdarlinggirl) June 4, 2017 There's no shame like realizing how much you're looking forward to The Bachelorette — Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) June 5, 2017 These next three are the same picture, different jokes. Like a Seth Meyers monologue. The Sword in the Stone was really a chef's knife in a spaghetti squash. pic.twitter.com/sudVJhT36p — Rachel Callahan (@ObjectivityRach) June 5, 2017 I'm going to have to join Iron Tribe just to...
We Are Dust

We Are Dust

When editing Bible studies, often a verse—perhaps one I’m already familiar with—will strike my attention. I’m sure this happens to everyone who is studying the living Word of God. Every so often, I’ll jot down the verse, or a phrase of the verse, on a sticky note and affix it to my desk. It will stay there sometimes for days, for weeks, or in the case of “grace multiplied even more” (Romans 5:20), for years. One such sticky verse that’s been on my desk for the last several months is Psalm 103:14. At this point, I’m not even sure which Bible study pointed me in its direction, but I loved the poetry of it when I wrote it down. For he knows what we are made of, remembering that we are dust. In Psalm 103, verse 14 is surrounded by David’s thanksgiving for a God who “has not dealt with us as our sins deserve” (v. 10). The psalm is labeled “The Forgiving God.” David remembers God has removed our sin “as far as the east is from the west” (v. 12). He reminds us of God’s eternal nature and faithful love. God, our Creator, Redeemer, Yahweh, is a God of compassion. The One who made the world and everything in it remembers we are dust. He remembers we are creations, temporary in this world, and weak to sin and hurt. God knows this—He remembers. Psalm 103:14 has been stuck to my desk all these months as a reminder to me. When I read it, I am reminded that despite my humanness, my faithlessness, failures, and frailty, God is faithful....
Tweets of the Month Club | May 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | May 2017

May was crazy, y’all. I was home exactly one weekend and thought the TOTMC might be affected by my lack of reading-Twitter time, but no. Things happened; y’all tweeted about them. Here’s a real quick rundown that is probably missing some things but you can just Google them later: May 4th, Mother’s Day, James Comey was fired, the Preds went into season overtime (championships, Stanley Cup eligible), people graduated, covfefe. Without further ado, the best tweets from my feed this month.  It’s a packed week…with Timberlake memes and Star Wars memes and Cinco de Mayo memes. Godspeed everyone. — Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) May 1, 2017 The man at the next table is clapping along to the music in this coffee shop. Honestly, it's the good thing I've been needing in my life. — MeLissa Luna (@ohdarlinggirl) May 1, 2017 I just don't think Selena Gomez has ever had whiskey neat. — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) May 1, 2017 So now after live tweeting the Met Gala, I will now do a series of tweets about Christian women and their online platforms. 1/87 — Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) May 2, 2017 Normal day:8-10: procrastinate10-12: think about lunch12-2: fight sleep2-3: procrastinate3-4: do an entire day's work in 60 minutes — Shawn Smucker (@shawnsmucker) May 3, 2017 I will never not be impressed by people whose Twitter handles are simply their first name. — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) May 3, 2017 "Oh my gosh I have so much to do, I'm swamped." *scrolls Instagram**tweets about being unproductive* — CatherineGiudiciLowe (@clmgiudici) May 3, 2017 Here is my annual reminder of Twitter wisdom: The people who frustrate...
Tweets of the Month Club | April 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | April 2017

Here’s what you need to know about April 2017: Easter; Pepsi acted like they solved racism; there was a huge, tldr thread on platform and Christian women; taxes; I guess also a country music award show? Here are the best tweets from my feed in April.  This is complicated when you’ve given up soda for Lent. Plus, wouldn’t Jesus prefer wine? pic.twitter.com/NYq4aRvCXh — Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) April 1, 2017 Today Google Maps has a playable Ms. Pac Man mode. The perfect thing to entertain myself this morning while operating a moving vehicle. — Seth Worley (@Awakeland3D) April 1, 2017 In 10,000 years from now we will praise God for all the times He said "no" to things we were certain would make us happy in this life. — Garrett Kell ن (@pastorjgkell) April 1, 2017 My 2 poles of feeling toward yardwork: 1. This is so refreshing & gratifying! 2. I'm selling my house & buying a condo. — Ashlyn Portero (@ashlynportero) April 1, 2017 Since there's 30 days in April, I'm doing a Whole 30 (Days of Remembering My Retainer). — Adrienne Cooper (@LemonAdeH) April 2, 2017 "The internet has taken it personally. Just one of those things." – @edhyndman basically summarizing life in 2017 — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) April 2, 2017 There are as many annual country music award shows as there are Duggars. — Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) April 3, 2017 We joined a gym last week just for the childcare. Them: Sir, you're not allowed to nap on that treadmill. Me: WE PAID OUR DUES! — Chad Gibbs (@Chad_Gibbs) April 3, 2017 First and third Sundays...
Tweets of the Month Club | March 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | March 2017

March brought us spring weather, the best internet video ever, basketball stuff, and more. Also in March, I invited my entire work team to my spray tan appointment, Brad’s wife was let go from Cracker Barrel, and we all listened to S-Town and had mixed feelings.  Here are the best tweets from my feed this month.  I really thought I'd have a lot more steel drums in my life as an adult, based on the amount of Reading Rainbow I watched as a child. — Sarah McStephens (@sarahmcstephens) March 1, 2017 I'm a thought follower. — Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) March 2, 2017 Pinteresting for the perfect Spring look to show my stylist. pic.twitter.com/jLkLHbhsdb — Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) March 2, 2017 Word from NCBC sources say the swans are to blame for M2's false start – photos of the suspects currently being sought — New College BC (@NewCollegeBC) March 2, 2017 interviewer: what's ur 5 yr planme: Interviewer: ok 1 yearme: interviewer: ok any future plan at allme: I have a snickers in my freezer — Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) March 3, 2017 "I saw you typed 'of,' but I think you meant 'KFC.'" – my iPhone — Seth Worley (@Awakeland3D) March 3, 2017 My whole life is basically just having long hair and wanting to chop it off and then wishing it was long again when I do chop it off. — Nicole Jeannette (@maybeimamazed) March 3, 2017 Same. Nothing makes me feel like a quitter as much as closing all my open tabs, knowing I'll never read all the articles. — Tiffany Dorrin Olsen (@TiffanyDOlsen) March 4, 2017...
2017 March Madness Bracket Challenge

2017 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Hey friends. I am coming back this year to continue my bracket challenge/outline of my strategies due to popular demand/I asked two friends if this was annoying and they said no plus my dad texted me about it. I’m a little late in getting this written this year. It’s a long story involving working from home, printers, and the fact that I don’t have a full grasp on what Selection Sunday is. But I’m here now, writing out my super thoughtful and scientific strategy while watching Nick find a forever wife getting his heart broken before ultimately ending up with January Jones on The Bachelor. So just a refresher in case it’s your first time here. I will walk you through my filling out of the March Madness Bracket by writing down my every thought so you can copy my strategy if you need to. I will also be hosting a bracket challenge through this ol’ website. The winner will win a $35 Amazon gift card.* How to enter and stuff will be at the end because that’s when I’ll take the time to figure out how to tell you to enter. *In the unlikely event that I win (again), I will treat myself to a Chick-fil-A milkshake and no prize will be awarded. Okay, enough of this preamble. First Round (Guys, where did the underline text go in WordPress? Well, I accidentally found a horizontal line a few minutes ago, so we’ll use that.) I will begin in the EAST region because it seems logical. We read left to right. Villanova vs. MSMARY/NO. No, Ms. Mary. Wisconsin vs. VA Tech. Wisconsin....
Tweets of the Month Club | February 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | February 2017

Awards season, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement—February had a lot going on. There was also that day at the beginning of the month when I became super popular for a second while everyone was taking the punctuation quiz (Thanks, Beth Moore). I didn’t include any of those tweets, but wanted to note it here. Thank you. As usual, Twitter provides the perfect oasis for us to sort out all of our feelings about all of the things. Here are the best tweets from my feed this month.  With one or two exceptions, the blog articles of mine which I think are the most interesting get shared the least, and vice versa. Theories? — Andrew Wilson (@AJWTheology) February 1, 2017 Like, for example, when you link to a bunch of other people’s tweets once a month. Hearing “kick and snare” said confidently out loud at a coffee shop is just one way to know you’re in Nashville. — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) February 1, 2017 Em dashes—all day long. #dependentclauses #amwriting — kate shellnutt (@kateshellnutt) February 1, 2017 My kids also brought home an I SPY book the other day, and I'd forgotten how much time we used to spend in the 80s just staring at pictures — Scott McClellan (@ScottMcClellan) February 1, 2017 I pray that I grow in my love of God as he actually is, not as I imagine him to be. — Lauren Rae Konkol (@laurenkonkol) February 2, 2017 We just received a box of dehydrated bird vomit in the mail.#homeschool — Eric Schumacher (@emschumacher) February 2, 2017 Has anybody called dibs on Beytwice because...
God’s Faithfulness and The Mountain

God’s Faithfulness and The Mountain

Visitors have a 30% chance of actually seeing Denali, North America’s tallest peak. The Mountain (as it’s known, to distinguish it from the park of the same name) makes its own weather and is almost always (70% of the time) covered in its own clouds and fog. I didn’t know this was the case until “I’m in the 30% Club” postcards began to fill in with the regular “Greetings from Alaska!” fare at the gift stores. We arrived in Denali late at night during a week when the Mountain had been visible three days previously. A rainy fog rolled in as we did. The next morning, we thought the clouds might disperse as we hiked around clear lakes and drove past moose and their calves. We kept our eyes pointed in the direction of the Mountain but only saw clouds. We began to question if we even knew what the Mountain looked like. Would we know if we saw it? Would we be able to distinguish the tallest grayish rocks from the other grayish rocks and the grayish clouds? How would we know? We remained hopeful, placing the “70% Club” postcards back on the racks for now. We had booked a tour into the park the next day, and we prayed, selfishly, for the clouds to clear. The next day, as we boarded the bus for our 11-hour tour with the other hopefuls, we could feel the fog beginning to burn away. Maybe, we thought, maybe. We prayed. Our tour guide pointed out moose and caribou and told us about the history of the park. He told us about the...
Tweets of the Month Club | January 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | January 2017

What a month. What a month. We started a new year. Obama said farewell. Trump was inaugurated. Women marched. People marched for life. An Executive Order nearly broke us. And yet, life went on. Funny, weird, lovely life. Your tweets reflect all of that. Here are the best ones in my feed this month. I'm that person that comes home from a NYE party and says "I haven't seen you all year!!" to my pets. And I will not apologize. #happy2017 — Abigail Hyndman (@ARHyndman) January 1, 2017 Twitter is less awful than Facebook and I'm grateful for it #confessyourunpopularopinion — Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) January 1, 2017 There are different types of fear, including the one you feel when you see an email or FB message from your extended family. — Tiffany Dorrin Olsen (@TiffanyDOlsen) January 1, 2017 New Years resolution is to spend less time off twitter. V. convicted about how much time I waste offline. I've missed so many of your tweets — O. Alan Noble (@TheAlanNoble) January 2, 2017 Bible commentary: Nimrod was a "mighty warrior" & "great hunter." Me: Really? Then … why was he named "Nimrod"? — Lizette Beard (@LizetteBeard) January 2, 2017 So far, I like 2016 twitter more than 2017 twitter. And that's saying something. pic.twitter.com/KcUY2H0Tyd — Phillip Bethancourt (@pbethancourt) January 2, 2017 oh anxious one. there isn't a sovereign bone in your body and that's ok. — Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) January 3, 2017 My new move any time anyone likes one of my Facebook posts is to immediately call them and say, "Couldn't help but notice you liked my post"...

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