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 book. To freak out is to forget.
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) December 5, 2017
Heading confidently into Monday like … pic.twitter.com/sAdxtg1dZt
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) December 4, 2017
I’ve watched that video at least 10 times and laugh out loud every single time, probably because my diving style is similar.
All my years in Christian school were worth it cuz I just impressed my friend when I correctly guessed the word "firmament" in a Jeopardy question.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) December 6, 2017
Friend: I'm beat.
Me: Ugh, me too.
Friend: I ran 100 miles this weekend.
Me: I went to THREE grocery stores. pic.twitter.com/b96O7svDmB
— Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) December 6, 2017
Matthew’s genealogy includes the outcast, scandalous, and foreigner. The family Jesus comes from anticipates the family he has come for.
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) December 6, 2017
I just had to write the year 2019 for something and now I want to go take a nap. THERE ARE OLD SCI-FI NOVELS ABOUT OUR RIGHT NOWS.
— Lore FergusonWilbert (@lorewilbert) December 6, 2017
My secret theory is that Kevin McAllister marries the redhead granddaughter of Old Man Marley in Home Alone. I know this deep in my bones.
— Derek Rishmawy (@DZRishmawy) December 7, 2017
I thought we all knew this.
me: oops sorry
the ATM I ran into:
— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) December 7, 2017
Should you ever encounter a space alien hold off on telling them about MoonPies at first because while it seems like a relatable topic to discuss it could come off as incredibly offensive to them we honestly don’t have all the facts yet
— MoonPie (@MoonPie) December 7, 2017
My therapist hasn’t shown up for 2 out of 3 of our last visits – now who am I gonna talk to about this lol smh
— erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) December 7, 2017
It is totally logical to give up all hope if God has no history of dealing with things that are dead. On the other hand . . .
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) December 8, 2017
Congratulations to Houston on the snow. You've had quite a year.
— kate shellnutt (@kateshellnutt) December 8, 2017
Southern cities do snow like I do life: freaking out, then shutting down.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 8, 2017
As the sole female in this family of six, I establish my dominance by randomly scattering bobby pins throughout the house.
— Jan Moyer (@moyermama) December 9, 2017
The reports are in. A gift bag, as opposed to a wrapped parcel, diminishes the joy of gift opening by approximately 93%.
— Ronnie Martin (@ronniejmartin) December 9, 2017
It took me till this year, the year of our Lord 2017, to realized that the Kay Jewelers jingle, which I have heard on TV all my life, has a double meaning
— Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) December 10, 2017
I must admit, I did not realize that either.
My top 3 books of the year:
1) 280 character tweets
2) text in instagram stories
3) netflix’s “are you still watching”
— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) December 10, 2017
Cashier just wished me “Happy Holidays.” Here’s what I think about that:
He’s a polite young man who hopes I will be happy this holiday season.
— Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) December 11, 2017
The real Christmas miracle is that I work with the guy who wrote “Christmas Shoes” and I don’t bring it up every single day to everyone.
— Rachel Trammell (@racheltrammell) December 14, 2017
I'm sad I won't find love this holiday season on account of the fact I'm not a recently fired Christmas hating workaholic whose parents need emergency help at their Christmas themed business in the city.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) December 14, 2017
It's my deep conviction that one of the Enemy's chief strategies right now is to claim territory by dubbing a topic "political." When we believe a topic to be "political," then the culturally acceptable standard is "don't talk about it."
— Sharon Hodde Miller (@SHoddeMiller) December 13, 2017
If you have something important to get across, please don't put it in a video. I'll live in perpetual ignorance. 😞
— Ryan Coatney (@_coat) December 15, 2017
I will read the transcript if it is provided, but I will not click play on that video.
I’m so glad God’s not like me.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) December 18, 2017
Also I just got rid of the pumpkins on the porch and put a wreath out. A week before Christmas. So. #crushingit
— Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) December 18, 2017
how long do you think it would take for me to read all 31,000 of my tweets live
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) December 18, 2017
Me: “the first five books of the Bible are called…?”
Oliver: “the… Pentatonix?”
— Raechel (@raechelmyers) December 19, 2017
I sing along with songs and correct the grammar as I go. Why am I like this?
— Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) December 19, 2017
Same. (“If I *were* you, I’d wanna be me, too.)
A podcast that is like the daily but with daily Christian twitter updates
— Richard Clark (@TheRichardClark) December 19, 2017
I’d subscribe immediately.
"Please don't make a tweet of mine indicative of my entire theology." — @timkellernyc / Welcome to #2017!
— Justin Taylor (@between2worlds) December 18, 2017
My favorite part of going home might be hearing all the different ways you can pronounce the word "quinoa".
— MeLissa Luna (@ohdarlinggirl) December 20, 2017
This world we live in. pic.twitter.com/W6obhVK1U5
— Melissa Moore (@MelissaMoore77) December 20, 2017
— Sarah Doss (@sarahdossy) December 20, 2017
Dubs: “if people don’t listen to Jesus, they will be in time out forever by themselves.” I laughed and started to correct but then reconsidered. It’s not totally inaccurate. 🤷🏻♀️
— Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) December 21, 2017
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) December 21, 2017
ME: Be really good today and Mom and I have a surprise for you when we get home
KIDS: Is it (lists 20 things that are way better than what we got them)
— Seth Worley (@Awakeland3D) December 21, 2017
I went through an exercise a few months ago where I walked through my whole life story, marking the ups and downs.
Biggest observation: the lowest and darkest seasons were those in which I learned the most about God, the Gospel, and myself.
That's what it is to be blessed.
— Eric Schumacher (@emschumacher) December 21, 2017
All Best of 2017 lists begin and end with Marion Kelly. pic.twitter.com/4KqBqFYRwv
— Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) December 21, 2017
TSA Agent: Sorry sir but you can’t bring that battle axe aboard the plane.
Me: Oh this is my therapy axe.
TSA: Come on through
— Stephen Altrogge (@stephenaltrogge) December 22, 2017
My children love to play this game where the parents of their dolls die in a tragic accident, which then imbues the children dolls with mystical powers (controlling the wind, ocean, etc) & I just realized I should be concerned about that.
— Erin Hicks Moon (@erinhmoon) December 23, 2017
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. pic.twitter.com/f227HqcwU8
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) December 22, 2017
“What did you learn about Mary?”
Kid: “She was a vegan!”
— Jeremy Maxfield (@JRMaxfield) December 23, 2017
The Grinch doesn’t get enough respect for his last minute sewing skills. pic.twitter.com/89edMiQpFb
— Tiffany Dorrin Olsen (@TiffanyDOlsen) December 23, 2017
In Heaven there’s room for everyone at @BethMooreLPM’s dinner party
— Richard Clark (@TheRichardClark) December 23, 2017
Kimmy Gibbler dresses like a Lularoe consultant.
— Reid Patton (@jreidpatton) December 23, 2017
“Light and life to all he brings.” Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/Ozdu8yCI4N
— Lindsay Blackburn (@ellesbee) December 24, 2017
A struggling couple. Weary, "blue collar" farmers. Searching, "white collar" philosophers. Even angels. Everyone is welcomed to the manger to behold the King who comes to reign in breathtakingly humble love.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 25, 2017
If Kevin McCallister had gotten this treatment Home Alone never would’ve happened. pic.twitter.com/0XgNNO1KCB
— Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) December 24, 2017
I really like social media during the holidays.
Everybody is just so…normal.
— Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) December 25, 2017
Today I will be sitting by a warm fire & reflecting on how weird but sometimes wonderful we all are.
— Melissa Moore (@MelissaMoore77) December 26, 2017
We have a net around the trampoline we got the kids. Formal protest. I feel like I am raising softies. The old fly off the trampoline was the best.
— Dean Inserra (@deaninserra) December 26, 2017
7 year old niece: “Dad, I want an Instagram.”
Her dad: “I’m more likely to get you a mammogram before an Instagram.”#OverheardatChristmas
— John Wiley (@john_wiley) December 26, 2017
Twitter sure is slow on holidays without sports. I guess people are “spending time with family” and “being present” and all that.
— Jonathan Howe (@Jonathan_Howe) December 27, 2017
Can you guess the number of planners I bought today? Add one to that number and you’re probably right.
— Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) December 26, 2017
Due to our kids’ age difference and genders, there are few activities they can all do together. Trying to kill each other is something they can all really enjoy.
— Katherine H (@grass_stains) December 27, 2017
It’s amazing how uncluttered by reality a child’s imagination is. I’m jealous.
— Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) December 28, 2017
Nobody knows what day of the week it is. Any attempt to answer is mere bluster and bravado. It’s just dark and not 2018 yet.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 28, 2017
I miss the days when you could just tell people whether you were having a boy or girl rather than hiring Cirque de Solei for your gender reveal.
— Stephen Altrogge (@stephenaltrogge) December 28, 2017
My parents check the weather about as often as I check 2 see IF THAT GIRL COMMENTED ON UR NEW PIC lol smh
— erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) December 29, 2017
Day update: Managed to deduce that it’s Friday, though apparently lots of people are going out on Sunday? More news as we have it
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) December 29, 2017
To all of you living the long long haul of something really hard, you made it another year. Raise that Ebenezer stone as Samuel did & declare this year’s end “thus far the Lord has helped us.”Even if all you’ve got left’s a whisper.He whose grace is sufficient will help us still.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) December 29, 2017
Of course I’m happy for all of the kids I used to babysit having their own families and houses OF COURSE I AM lol smh
— erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) December 29, 2017
In the words of @katierichards, this tweet was too real.
Just did a DNA test on our puppy in case you were wondering what kind of dog mom I’m going to be.
— Jessica Buttram (@JButtWhatWhat) December 30, 2017
I kept a pair of sunglasses for a whole year without losing or breaking them, so I may be ready for kids.
— Kristin Weber (@kristinweb) December 30, 2017
Me, 364 days of the year: essential oils are dumb and I don’t believe in your voodoo.
Me, 1 day a year when my entire family is sick with the flu: pic.twitter.com/VdKmnmv2Ee
— John Wiley (@john_wiley) December 31, 2017
Let no sane soul
say there’s no God
To Him ovations bring
At mid of night
pass t-shirts out
“We lived through ‘17.”
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) December 31, 2017
Happy new year if you still don’t know what you are doing welcome we are all figuring this thing out
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) December 31, 2017