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
— 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 had 140 characters.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) November 7, 2017
.@drmoore addressing those in publishing: "Publish to equip the next generation, but also to be overheard by those who don't believe."
— Mary Carlisle Wiley (@marycwiley) November 7, 2017
I’ve never gotten as close to mass unfollowings as I have since Twitter went to 280 and some of y’all decided to tweet War & Peace.
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) November 8, 2017
Once I took a personality test and the tagline of my type was "You make the fun safe" & Idk if I've heard anything more simultaneously relatable & sad
— Heather Warfield (@HeatherWarfield) November 9, 2017
One reason why we can’t seem to repent and get on with the business of God is because we are having serious trouble calling things what they are.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) November 9, 2017
As I suspected, my brain does not want to read 280 characters. It just goes “UGH” and I keep scrolling.
— Laura McClellan (@laura_mcclellan) November 9, 2017
The best counsel you can give someone is to ask them: "What is the Spirit/Word doing here? Helping? Comforting? Convicting?" and then let them answer for themselves.
— Lore FergusonWilbert (@lorewilbert) November 9, 2017
"Behold, I am making all things new." Help us to believe this, Lord. It's hard.
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) November 10, 2017
— Sarah Doss (@sarahdossy) November 11, 2017
ME: Wow today was pretty nice
Anything on twitter: FIRST OF ALL
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) November 12, 2017
The steadfast love of The Lord — breathe deep — never. ceases.
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) November 12, 2017
Bumped into a man at the grocery story tonight. He said sorry. I couldn’t decide between ‘you’re fine’ and ‘no problem’ so I mumbled ‘you’re a problem’ and he just stared.
— Chad Gibbs (@Chad_Gibbs) November 13, 2017
Started a new tube of @ChapStick tonight because I finished an old one.
It's like setting off on a new adventure after finishing one you thought impossible.
— Eric Schumacher (@emschumacher) November 13, 2017
— Whitney Putnam (@whitneypputnam) November 13, 2017
Working out with no headphones today. I could be wrong, but I think this is what the Apostle Paul was referring to in Phil. 4:13.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) November 13, 2017
Hot take: Twitter is slowwwly turning us all back into bloggers. We're just a bunch of frogs in a pot and they're cranking up the characters. Life is a loop.
— Shannan Martin (@shannanwrites) November 15, 2017
After the year we’ve had I would have liked to see Sexiest Man Alive go to a woman.
— erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) November 16, 2017
Whenever I hear someone cough at the airport or on an airplane, I'm like, "This is it. This is how it starts."
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) November 16, 2017
The elevator door closing fast enough so you don't have to share it with a stranger. #30daysofACTUALgratitude
— Amanda Bast (@AmandaMBast) November 17, 2017
TFW Great British Baking Show reminds you how human beings interact like normal human beings
— Michael Wear (@MichaelRWear) November 17, 2017
When you plug the USB in on the first try. #30daysofACTUALgratitude
— Knox and Jamie (@PopcastPod) November 4, 2017
Proofread your proposals a hundred times.
— Taylor Combs (@partyoftaylor) November 17, 2017
Pretty sure the pilgrims never intended for us to run a 5K on thanksgiving
— David DeWeil (@daviddeweil) November 18, 2017
Teaching gut check: is Jesus the point of your message, or merely a device to support your message?
— Sharon Hodde Miller (@SHoddeMiller) November 18, 2017
Being a morning person doesn’t have to do with what time you get up. It has to do with what time you want to hear another human’s voice.
— Barnabas Piper (@BarnabasPiper) November 18, 2017
*When* parts of the Bible are about you, they are about God saving you and conforming you to the image of Christ. It is not about him propping you up to achieve a dream or ambition.
— Dean Inserra (@deaninserra) November 21, 2017
Safe topics for the family Thanksgiving Day table this year . . .
Yeah, I got nothin
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) November 21, 2017
I understand we all have our differences, but if you think breadcrumb sludge that sweats inside a dead turkey is better than cornbread dressing, you can go now.
— Erin Hicks Moon (@erinhmoon) November 22, 2017
Thoughts for a feast day:
Don’t count calories; enjoy God’s bounty.
Eat something you don’t like because you love the one who made it.
Give people your presence, not a view of your phone.
Remember those who are alone.
— Mike Cosper (@MikeCosper) November 23, 2017
I think this is good to keep in mind always, but especially during this entire holiday season.
I <3 the parade because it’s like, here are some ppl dressed as ducks… uh it’s a Hilton float so these ducks are on their way to stay at a Hilton. Anyway here’s a pop star
— Kalila Holt (@kalilaholt) November 23, 2017
Reflections on Thanksgiving ‘17:
1. Yes, there is much brokenness.
2. But brokenness gives thankfulness a more enduring expression.
3. So expressing thankfulness through brokenness is a consideration of Christ’s faithfulness.
— Ronnie Martin (@ronniejmartin) November 23, 2017
happy thanksgiving back
— Judson Collier (@JudsonCollier) November 23, 2017
“My Favorite Things” is not in any way a Christmas song. The lyrics are straight from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
— Marty Duren (@martyduren) November 24, 2017
Technically, the lyrics are straight from The Sound of Music, a movie which, like Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, is not at all about Christmas.
Every year, I hate last year me for the way he put away Christmas decorations. pic.twitter.com/dMoMXiu7s7
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) November 24, 2017
Whenever Peanuts characters dance. #30daysofACTUALgratitude
— Knox and Jamie (@PopcastPod) November 26, 2017
“Nooooo, do not throw baby Jesus at your brother!”
This is how we know we have entered the holy Advent season in our home.
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) November 27, 2017
“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
I love this gem from C. S. Lewis’s novel ‘Prince Caspian.’ A profound picture of sanctification.
— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) November 28, 2017
Customer service agent: I'll connect you to a supervisor, but they won't be able to waive fees for you either.
— Cindy Warren (@cindy_warren) November 28, 2017
This is all I’m gonna say about the royal engagement – I’m just happy to see a red headed man find love lol smh
— erinmcgown (@erinmcgown) November 28, 2017
Haven't seen any men comment on Meghan and Harry's engagement, but I will. I think its wonderful. I believe our swollen-heart responses to the fairytaleishness of it all tells us something about ourselves – we're born romantics.
— JohnBlase (@johnblase) November 28, 2017