1. The Problem With Choosing Hope. This is perfect as we face a new year and hope can seem impossible to refuse, yet frightening.
2. A beat-boxing baby.
3. Why My New Year’s Resolution Was Not “Get Married.” I love the way Katy simply explains not waiting on marriage to start life.
4. This is a very long (by internet standards) video about NEEDTOBREATHE. They’re one of my favorite bands and I’ve seen them on tour several times. So, I found this behind-the-scenes look at how they operate fascinating.
5. Favorite Tweets of the Month Club. [December was an excellent month for Twitter.]
Being a writer means to pour words over the shared condition of humanity in a way that somehow says, "Me too" and "There’s hope."#amwriting
— emily p freeman (@emilypfreeman) December 4, 2013
When outside of the south, a true southerner will always sample the "Sweet Tea" before filling a cup.
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) December 6, 2013
When you can't find your glasses because you're NOT WEARING YOUR GLASSES…
— Jen Hall (@jenhall86) December 9, 2013
If you ever feel that you can't take all the change in the world, and you need a little continuity, just google "church supplies."
— Ryan Coatney (@_coat) December 10, 2013
Her: Busy next week? Me: I’ll be an unemployed extrovert so I’ll probably just be at Publix sharing my Boar’s Head insight with strangers.
— Jamie Golden (@JamiesRabbits) December 13, 2013
As a Christian, whenever I want to brag about something on Twitter, I'm required to start by saying, "Blessed to be able to…"
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) December 14, 2013
Children's prayer circles will forever be the most genuine and unscripted love for God ever
— lindsey (@lindsraynor) December 15, 2013
(Proof: I once prayed for a hermit crab because I’d asked for prayer requests.)
I got a paper cut from a candle…proving I can get hurt on things that don't even make sense.
— Coleen York (@ColeenYork) December 16, 2013
I'm at a coffee shop near Vanderbilt. It looks like Newsies in here, minus the singing and dancing.
— Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) December 18, 2013
Wish there was a "put this person's status/tweet in a secret folder so I remember to come back later & see the drama they've incited" option
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) December 19, 2013
SNEEZE #1: "Whoa, bless you." SNEEZE #2: "Hey there, Mr. Sneezers! Bless you again." SNEEZE #3: "I will literally murder you to death."
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) December 19, 2013
— rob collingsworth (@rcollingsworth) December 23, 2013
In our idolatry we’ve substituted many things for Jesus. In his love He substituted Himself for us.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 23, 2013
Our elf Scout just potty-trained Charlotte. Times like these serve as a reminder that scrapbooking would be a bad life choice for me.
— Angie Smith (@angiesmith19) December 24, 2013
Bored? Log onto Facebook and write "I can't believe President Obama just cancelled Duck Dynasty."
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) December 24, 2013
Our house looks like American Girl dolls partied with Ke$ha last night.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 26, 2013
One fun way to describe Facebook is “imagine you are a mind reader in Walmart.”
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 27, 2013
Just now remembered I started reading The Picture of Dorian Gray a few months ago if you're wondering why I don't have any house plants.
— Jenna (@jpeyt) December 30, 2013
The original American Girl characters could totally beat the crap out of the new sissy ones.
— Tiffany Dorrin Olsen (@NotThatOlsen) December 31, 2013