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"
— Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) January 5, 2017
To persevere in love where people we're serving are ungrateful or unresponsive requires we understand our work as offered first to God.
— Bethany Jenkins (@BethanyJenkins) January 5, 2017
Living abroad has given me a new appreciation for McDonald's. When everything is unfamiliar, the Golden Arches can be an unexpected comfort.
— Cortland Gatliff (@cortgatliff) January 5, 2017
No more DMs please. If you're interested, you can find me here pic.twitter.com/8tjhJqYN2Z
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) January 5, 2017
I just tried applying chapstick while walking. Now my the entire lower half of my face is balmed up.
— Jeremy Cowart (@jeremycowart) January 5, 2017
I'm so sick and tired of all the smug, self-righteous condemnation.
I'm looking at you, mockers of the adult coloring book trend.
— Lizette Beard (@LizetteBeard) January 6, 2017
My phone autocorrected "alone time" to "online time" so if you need me I'll be doing some soul-searching the rest of the day.
— Cortland Gatliff (@cortgatliff) January 7, 2017
Five hours ago there was a hard bit in my boiled egg and I might never recover.
— Jan Moyer (@moyermama) January 7, 2017
This will be perhaps the cleverest of all the devil's schemes in your generation. Sacrifice TRUTH for LOVE's sake. –@BethMooreLPM at Passion
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) January 7, 2017
Snowed in, day 2: Just looked through 500+ comments to see Ryan Reynolds response to an Amy Schumer instagram post.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) January 8, 2017
Millennial Christians gotta make sure their partners are equally woked
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) January 8, 2017
Heard a preacher looking for Ephesians during a sermon. "Gentiles Eat Pork Chops," he said, then found his place. Was awesome
— Bob Smietana (@bobsmietana) January 8, 2017
— Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) January 9, 2017
— Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) January 9, 2017
I only wish my brand of awkward was the adorable kind.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) January 9, 2017
Sometimes I read comments on HONY photos just to remind myself what most humans believe about God, themselves, love, the Church, & life.
— Lore FergusonWilbert (@lorewilbert) January 9, 2017
If you are considering a move to Nashville, please don't. Our traffic cannot handle you.
— Andrew T. Walker (@andrewtwalk) January 10, 2017
"Give them a ring"
"Be quicker to ring"
"I've sent a text as well"
"Just ring them"
"I'll send another email"
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) January 11, 2017
Kristen Wiig started performing at 30.
Vera Wang designed her first dress at 40.
Julia Child wrote her first book at 50.
you're not too old
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) January 13, 2017
"We're gonna do a flu test so just sit right there while we swab your brain through your nose." What they should have said.
— Griffin Gulledge ن (@griffingulledge) January 13, 2017
Before I get off the subway, I like to turn around, look at the other passengers, and say, "I'll never forget the time we spent together"
— Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) January 15, 2017
It's very important to capture those vacation memories for family history. pic.twitter.com/GuRYnFBgSP
— Ron Hyndman (@ronhyndman) January 15, 2017
The day and the hour are clear. pic.twitter.com/8mrQ0VS46l
— Marty Duren (@martyduren) January 15, 2017
just walked down an alley in east nashville and a guy just tried to deal me some essential oils
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) January 16, 2017
I got a knife bc I heard something in my house but then decided it would've been more traumatic to stab someone than to die so I put it away
— Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) January 16, 2017
Thank you, Lord, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. + all those who are still fighting to fulfill his dream. May we, the Church, be among them.
— Lauren Chandler (@laurenchandler) January 16, 2017
Our MLK service was going flawlessly until our youth pastor started talking about when MLK nailed the 95 Theses to the door.
— Fake J.D. Greear (@FakeJDGreear) January 16, 2017
Wake up early to get work done, sure, but also to feel superior to everyone on the internet.
— Roo Ciambriello (@roociambriello) January 18, 2017
Comforting a crying person by staring at the floor and waiting for them to stop
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) January 18, 2017
"Hope and change." President Obama 2008.
"I think we are going to be OK." President Obama 2017.
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) January 19, 2017
The surest way to isolation and loneliness is to think that no one understands you, no one has experienced your pain.
— Bethany Jenkins (@BethanyJenkins) January 19, 2017
One of my deepest regrets in life is when I once asked a vegan if her diet was a health choice or an ethical one. #badatsmalltalk
— Jessica Buttram (@JButtWhatWhat) January 19, 2017
Happy birthday @DollyParton you beautiful brave ball of fire. May you live forever and may we never understand the science behind how.
— MeLissa Luna (@ohdarlinggirl) January 19, 2017
Just realized: I learn something about words or *the* Word every single day of my job. That's incredible. What a privilege and joy.
— Amanda B Williams (@biblewilliams) January 20, 2017
*grabs knitting needles*
*dresses in giant rabbit costume and dress*
*goes to friend's house*
*sits in rocking chair in their room*
— O. Alan Noble (@TheAlanNoble) January 20, 2017
I realize this is not the most confusing part of our nation right now, but why are women wearing turtleneck shirts with holes in them? pic.twitter.com/hLhL9rc552
— Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) January 20, 2017
A thing I said to multiple colleagues today:
“I am passionate about DASHES!”
(Ems, ens, hyphens, etc.)
— Andie Roeder Moody (@andiemoody) January 20, 2017
This musician we're watching right now just rhymed blessin and delicatessen and I've never been more proud to speak English.
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) January 20, 2017
All right, stop. Inaugurate and listen. #InaugurationDay
— Josh Branum (@joshbranum) January 20, 2017
The pomp of #Inauguration is crucial for our civic order. It's not a coronation, but we need some display of political unity.
— Matthew Anderson (@mattleeanderson) January 20, 2017
Watch our politicians treat those of the opposing party–their literal opponents–with dignity and respect. Certainly we can do the same.
— Michael Wear (@MichaelRWear) January 20, 2017
I disagreed much, but thank you President Obama for your dignity and grace and example of fatherhood and marriage.
— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) January 20, 2017
"I don't have a cell phone, but we have one of those antiques ones you plug into the wall."
11YOs making social plans.
— Jan Moyer (@moyermama) January 21, 2017
Be brave enough to study your own Bible. And think with your own brain.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) January 22, 2017
Being added to fb groups w/o consent feels awful bc no, I'm not going to buy your overpriced leggings, Pam & now you've made ME the bad guy
— Jen Hall (@jeninthewild) January 22, 2017
It vexes me that TEDTalks still won't give me the stage for my masterpiece: "Why do I have to push so many buttons just to pump gas?!"
— Eddie Kaufholz (@EdwardorEddie) January 22, 2017
Those who suffer deeply while keeping their hearts on the goodness of the Lord are profound reflections of Christ to behold.
— Kelly Minter (@Kelly_Minter) January 22, 2017
Car companies, I have watched your commercials. I do not know who JD Power is or care about his awards. I think everyone feels this way.
— Ben Rector (@benrector) January 23, 2017
As someone who makes a living with words, I cannot imagine how people freestyle. That requires a level of intelligence I will never have.
— Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) January 23, 2017
I’ve had this same thought (the second tweet) many times. I do not understand how people do that.
-my uber driver to me as exited, just about life in general I guess?
— Ben Rector (@benrector) January 25, 2017
Spent 12 hours traveling today, time to get caught up on the news. I'm sure this won't take lon…oh dear god.
— Ruth Graham (@publicroad) January 25, 2017
Remember what Mary Tyler Moore taught us: You're going to make it after all. https://t.co/hFTlOhbZk8
— Emily Miller (@emmillerwrites) January 25, 2017
She knew suffering (diabetes, the tragic death of her son) and she knew pathos. But most of all, she knew that humor is as deep as grief.
— Trevin Wax (@TrevinWax) January 25, 2017
She found herself looking forward to the inevitable Christian angst over the Shack movie. A type of outrage reminiscent of the olden days.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) January 26, 2017
Watched "Arrival" last night. Went in knowing nothing, and my goodness what a gut punch of a film. The reveal is excellent, heartbreaking.
— Cortland Gatliff (@cortgatliff) January 28, 2017
Our gospel witness and neighbor love aren't canceled out by fear. Refugees around the world and in our communities need the love of Christ.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) January 28, 2017
Idea: an app called 'Do I need a light jacket'. It tells you if you need a light jacket. No temp, no forecast, just a yes or no answer.
— Ben Rector (@benrector) January 28, 2017
I rarely feel as incompetent as when I try to use plastic wrap.
— Ryan Higginbottom (@Ryan_Higg) January 28, 2017
a partial pro-life ethic is not pro-life.
— Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) January 28, 2017
"The mission field is coming to our backyard." Our reaction should be "Thank God. Let's have them to dinner," NOT "Oh no, send them back."
— Griffin Gulledge ن (@griffingulledge) January 28, 2017
Be pro-life, from conception to resurrection. Stand up for women and children. Care for those in peril. Above all, teach & live the gospel.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) January 29, 2017
I have a feeling
this guy always introduced
himself in this way pic.twitter.com/9V9hpNnDQa
— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) January 29, 2017
TGIM, right? We can all get back to stressing out about tedious, bureaucratic office tasks instead of the existential future of society
— Tennessee Grimes (@10ehC) January 30, 2017
Just because someone doesn't protest every single instance of injustice doesn't mean we should dismiss the validity of his/her protest.
— Josh Branum (@joshbranum) January 30, 2017
The crisis is not that we are politically homeless. The crisis is that we believe we could make our home in politics.
— Michael Wear (@MichaelRWear) January 31, 2017
I know the world feels like a crapshoot right now, but all day I've seen reminders that God is at work in and through His Church. Grateful.
— Amanda B Williams (@biblewilliams) January 31, 2017