Tweets of the Month Club | May 2018

Tweets of the Month Club | May 2018

Listen, May was not the best of months. Twitter was often an accurate reflection of the hurt, the tragedy, the anger that we all felt. For the purposes of this post, we’re going to ignore most of that—not to run away, but because sometimes we just need some laughter and royal wedding coverage. Here are some of the loveliest, funniest, most entertaining tweets to cross my Twitter feed this month.  I feel like every headline about nutrition or diet or exercise should simply read “Science Debunks Science Until Next Time“. — Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) May 1, 2018 If you live in the south, there’s a good chance your biggest mission field is people who have grown up in a culture where you can be a Christian without Jesus. — Dean Inserra (@deaninserra) May 1, 2018 About that time of the year when I try to become friends with people who have access to a pool — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) May 1, 2018 When your phone autocorrects “talk” to “y’all”, you know you’ve contextualized to the South. — Daniel Darling (@dandarling) May 2, 2018 “You look so sunkissed!” thanks my bronzer and I got in an accident this morning so now it’s my whole face — allyson (@allysonkate) May 2, 2018 What I lack in communication skills, I make up for in .gif selection expertise. — John Crist (@johnbcrist) May 2, 2018 Want to feel old? Me neither but here we are. — Tyler Huckabee (@TylerHuckabee) May 2, 2018 PSA from brother J, age 8: pic.twitter.com/4n6QTuKi1L — Amanda B. Williams (@biblewilliams) May 3, 2018 Current State Of The World: #1...
Hope in the Midst of Lament | Post for LifeWay Women

Hope in the Midst of Lament | Post for LifeWay Women

Photo by Olya /Voloshka on Unsplash   It doesn’t take a lot of searching these days to find lament. Rightly so, because we hear constantly of God’s image bearers being mistreated, killed, wounded, and abused. We lament. This month, as we’re reading through God’s Word, we read excerpts from the major prophets. These prophets were often tasked with speaking doom and gloom over God’s people. They were charged to challenge His people to repent and to turn back to the one true God. It is believed that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations. The “weeping prophet” wrote a book full of woe during one of the darkest times in Jewish history, during the overthrow of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. As we read snippets of the messages God called His prophets to speak over His people, we also read Lamentations 3. Scholars believe this chapter is the central chapter of the lament. It begins darkly. Read the rest at...
Tweets of the Month Club | April 2018

Tweets of the Month Club | April 2018

  April was a busy month—Easter; the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death; Winter 2.0; the birth of the royal baby. Here are the best tweets about those things and others.  Someone gave me a Jesus figurine that’s made out of a sticky flammable organic substance, insoluble in water, exuded by some trees. He is resin. He is resin, indeed. — Fake J.D. Greear (@FakeJDGreear) April 1, 2018 It was finished so that we could begin again. Christ is risen. — Ronnie Martin (@ronniejmartin) April 1, 2018 I don’t know the future. I don’t know the answers to every big question. I don’t know why everything happens the way it does. But I know Jesus got up. And that changes EVERYTHING — Trip Lee (@TripLee) April 1, 2018 Death used to be an executioner. Now, because of the resurrection death is merely a gardener. —George Herbert You don’t bury a Christian; you only plant them. — Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) April 1, 2018 Today is the day when all of us at Non-denominational/majority Millennial churches actually dress up for a change. #Easter — Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) April 1, 2018 Happy Easter friends. We live in a world where God raises the dead. Let's never forget that, no matter how much we're told otherwise. In a world of bad news, this good news resounds as brightly as ever. — Mike Cosper (@MikeCosper) April 1, 2018 This is the worst VBS musical I’ve ever seen. #JesusChristSuperstarLive — Fake J.D. Greear (@FakeJDGreear) April 2, 2018 Something Dr. Moore said once and it is true every single day: Everything we do...
Tweets of the Month Club | March 2018

Tweets of the Month Club | March 2018

March. I know. Easter was on April 1. I had a Greek midterm because that’s something I’m still doing (why). That is the full list of my excuses.  So to just remind everyone, in March we had the Oscars, there was that “barbecue” plate from New York that got everyone in the South riled up, the most dramatic finale ever of The Bachelor happened and we hated it, March Madness happened, we prepared for Easter.  Here are the best tweets about all of that and more.   P: My booboo! Come back! 😩 me: you want your boo boo to come back? P: yeah! Me: well I can’t really help you with that. #Dubs: I can make you one when we get home. #likeaG pic.twitter.com/EneqevGgOH — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) March 1, 2018 Why it’s so important to set your sundial to local time when traveling. pic.twitter.com/N8qa7GBkPD — Ron Hyndman (@ronhyndman) March 4, 2018 Me: How does this cartoon that takes place under water have fire and boats sailing on top of some other water? 5 year old: Well … they … I mean … that’s just how shows work, daddy. Me: pic.twitter.com/s5eeznPIXd — Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) March 3, 2018 TN DOT, I marked a couple of potholes that need attention ASAP. pic.twitter.com/WE9QQlhssl — Marty Duren (@martyduren) March 4, 2018 I always thought there’d be another civil war… And after everything with this election and twitter and all, I really thought the time was nigh… I just didn’t think it’d be over a tweet of a waxy lookin tiny barbecue plate from Brooklyn claiming to be taking over the world. — luke...
Tweets of the Month Club | February 2018

Tweets of the Month Club | February 2018

This month kicked off with the Super Bowl (pun seriously not intended, but left in because it was so good) and a huge episode of This Is Us. Then we had the start of the Olympics and Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day/the start of Lent, we also experienced the tragedy of a school shooting in Florida. Billy Graham passed away later in the month at the age of 99. It was a short, but packed month. Whiplash warning. Here are the best tweets about it.  The new wave of prosperity teachers may not mention money much, if at all, but they sure know how to make the Bible more about you than about God. — Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) February 1, 2018 “January was a tough year but we made it.” – @aprlkrby 😂😂😂 — Annie F. Downs (@anniefdowns) February 1, 2018 I’m about to watch my first rated R movie w my mom prayers up lol smh I’m 33 — erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) February 2, 2018 Told Mac this morning that if he ever wanted to be an Olympic athlete he better tell us now. I don’t want him resenting Sam and me while watching the luge or diving when he’s 20. — Sarah McStephens (@sarahmcstephens) February 2, 2018 When you’re legally blind, please allow approximately 3.75 hours for your annual ophthalmologist appointment. #protip — Katherine H  (@grass_stains) February 2, 2018 Truth. Back in my day Justin Timberlake was in *NSYNC — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) February 5, 2018 I hope the #SuperBowl #HalftimeShow breaks into that @OldSpice commercial… pic.twitter.com/OZjLfrdydl — Eric Schumacher (@emschumacher) February 5, 2018 He’s got a graphic of...
Tweets of the Month Club | January 2018

Tweets of the Month Club | January 2018

Welcome to 2018, my friends. Right on time, too. A lot of things happened last month, a few of which you’ll need to remember to understand what’s going on in these tweets. First, the start of a new year. Second, Justin Timberlake announced his next album, Man of the Woods. The old LifeWay building imploded (on purpose) in downtown Nashville. Oprah practically announced her presidency at the Golden Globes. Hawaii accidentally sent out a missile warning. Here are the best tweets about all of that and more.    New Year’s Resolution #1: Don’t cry in a fast food drive-thru. — Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) January 1, 2018 “I am now a healthy person”“Chocolate?”“Yes” — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) January 1, 2018 Sorry, I’m still in 2017 because I used the chip reader at the grocery store — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) January 1, 2018 Me on New Years Eve: I’m gonna get so much more done this year! Me on New Years Day: Wow, look at all this new Stuff on Netflix! — Stephen Altrogge (@stephenaltrogge) January 1, 2018 Just got asked if I was a model**by a man pushing a baby stroller filled w cans lol smh — erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) January 2, 2018 Jan 1: I’m gonna read the whole Bible this year! Jan 2: I need to catch up from yesterday! Jan 3: You know what, I’m just being legalistic. — Stephen Altrogge (@stephenaltrogge) January 2, 2018 I took my kids camping once too, JT pic.twitter.com/CMt0E7GwDc — John Starke (@john_starke) January 2, 2018 I think we all just need our fortune cookies to say "It’s gonna be ok" — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil)...
Tweets of the Month Club | December 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | December 2017

We made it! We made it to 2018! Congratulations, everyone. Before we sign off on 2017 completely, let’s reflect on the best tweets in December. In December, Advent began, it snowed in the South (but not in Nashville), Prince Harry got engaged, Carman got married, Beth Moore invited some of her twitter friends over for dinner and everyone else wanted to crash the party, we celebrated Christmas, we spent a lot of time with our families, we bid farewell to 2017. Here are the best tweets from my feed from the last month of 2017: We need Advent as much as ever this year. The world has gone insane. False prophets and charlatans abound. We need the clear calling of "Come Lord Jesus" to resound over our culture of compromise and nonsense. And we need the comforting knowledge that he will, indeed, come. — Mike Cosper (@MikeCosper) December 1, 2017 To me, the arts are handiwork that continually whisper, "There's more to life than what you see." — Mike Cosper (@MikeCosper) December 2, 2017 I’d like to thank Bath and Body Works‘ “buy one Christmas candle for $25 or buy 5 for $6 each” for playing a role in me failing calculus II as a student — David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) December 2, 2017 HAVE I spent approximately one-eighth of my adult life watching The Office bloopers on YouTube? That is between me and Jesus. — Katherine H  (@grass_stains) December 3, 2017 Can't be neutral about Christmas. Either is changes everything or it means nothing — Dean Inserra (@deaninserra) December 3, 2017 Christians have read the end of the...
God is faithful.

God is faithful.

I’ve seen the pictures and posts on social media. I’m sure you have, too. Engagement photos, birth announcements, job promotions, new homes, wedding pictures. Then, right there in the caption of the smiling photo: “God is so faithful!” We like to say how faithful God is when things go our way. We talk about how our good news is a story of God’s faithfulness. And that is true. God is faithful—always. That is part of who He is. Every story of His people is a story of His faithfulness. That’s just it. God is faithful when things go our way, when we get the promotion, when we get a ring, when our baby is born healthy, when the tests come back negative, and when we get the house we wanted. God is also faithful when things don’t go the way we think they should. When I think about how often the Bible talks about God’s faithfulness—how He loves and forgives unconditionally, how He keeps all His promises, how He is Immanuel, with us—I can’t help but also think about all the times it must have been difficult for His people to believe that. In Genesis 3, God promises Eve an offspring who will crush the serpent’s head. In Genesis 4, her first offspring murders her second. She died without seeing that promise fulfilled. Noah watched everyone in the world except for his family die in a flood. Then he watched it rain for 40 days. Abraham grew old waiting on God to keep His word. Jacob walked with a limp for years after wrestling with God. Joseph was sold...
Tweets of the Month Club | November 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | November 2017

In November 2017, we all got 280 characters on twitter, we were thankful for the little things and the big things, the time changed, Prince Harry got engaged, and absolutely nothing else happened whatsoever in the news.  Here are the best tweets from my feed this month: I'm so glad to live in a world where there are Novembers. — Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) November 1, 2017 We’ll know we’re growing childlike faith when what we’re believing God for is so ridiculous we’re almost embarrassed to tell it in public. — Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) November 1, 2017 Woman In Singles Ministry Gets Married, Promoted To Real Christian https://t.co/cSP3uFzP7Z pic.twitter.com/G1ltlBNuZS — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 2, 2017 Something magical happens in your 30’s where Friday nights are like a youth group lock-in except it’s just you in your house. — Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) November 4, 2017 PASTOR: Christ is risen. CONGREGATION: He is risen indeed! TODDLER MOMS: ugh time change is the WORST my kid rose an hour early today. — Fake J.D. Greear (@FakeJDGreear) November 5, 2017 It is sacred to weep for those in Christ we have never met. They are our very own. Our flesh. Our bone. Our people. We share the same blood. — Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) November 5, 2017 Annabeth told @jonescurtis she learned about the knuckle barn in church. Further questioning revealed the knuckle barn to be the tabernacle. — Amanda Jones (@AmandaMoJo) November 6, 2017 Now that I have 280 I should keep in mind how much better a writer 140 made me. — Marty Duren (@martyduren) November 8, 2017 Gideon’s army only...
Tweets of the Month Club | October 2017

Tweets of the Month Club | October 2017

October 2017. AIM died. 280 character tweets were rolling out to even more people. The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Halloween.  OCTOBER! Put on those boots, tighten dem scarves, and find that flannel. We have selfies to take at the pumpkin patch! — Dean Inserra (@deaninserra) October 1, 2017 Welcome to October: The best month of the year. — Andrew T. Walker (@andrewtwalk) October 1, 2017 The best month of the year starts today. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. — Russell Moore (@drmoore) October 1, 2017 I am scrolling right past 280 word tweets #istilloveyou #butitstoomuch — Kathryn Freeman (@KathrynAnnette) October 3, 2017 They should let everyone on hold with customer service talk to one another. — John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 4, 2017 Genius. [This is the part of the show where I tell you I do not follow John Mayer, but I have heard he is tweeting interesting things these days.] Just started The Good Place and figured this would be a pause-worthy repository of jokes. I wasn’t wrong. 😂 pic.twitter.com/kEWepN3MKJ — Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) October 4, 2017 Ever read something a hundred times and you read it again and something new pops out? That's how I feel about the Cheesecake Factory menu. — John Crist (@johnbcrist) October 4, 2017 Rough year. Good God. We're still breathing. Ain't nothing hopeless. — Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 6, 2017 I have yet to read a 280-character tweet. Haven’t built up the attention span. — Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) October 6, 2017 “I tried ringing you earlier” Yes, I saw. As it was happening. — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) October...

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