Happy Birthday to YOU!
Today is a birthday of sorts. One year ago today, I began my "blog."
Happy Birthday to you, dear blog! It has been an interesting year here at Rose's Reasonings for me.
I have "met" a lot of interesting people around this place! I had had a lot of interesting and challenging discussions too. I have been edified and encouraged also. I hope in some small way I have been a positive for some of those who read here.
I knew Jeremy as a blogger right from the get-go, (where is Jeremy?) as well as Shawn, Brian, Joe, and John Rush. My husband was, of course, my favorite blogger of all (he started about a month before I).
Last October, I posted a series on "What is Worldliness" beginning here. We talked about Christians participating in holidays (like Halloween) and other aspects of worldliness. I think I met Matthew and Earl this month. (They came as a pair at the time.) I could mention others, but my "meeting" these two really sticks out in my mind.
In November, I pondered living in the third person , Biblical authority, what to do when the Bible seems to contradict itself, and I began delving into the daunting TULIP (see sidebar.)
In December, I continued down to TULIP path and also posted on a quote from the movie, Batman. A certain blogger inspired me to create the Reasonable Blogger Award. (I have a new recipient in mind, but I need to find the time to properly honor this very special person ... soon.) "Why your church is dispensational" was a post from another blogger that brought out a lively discussion. I posted on meeting Jeremy at Christmas. That was pretty neat.
In January, I posted one of my favorite posts What can be done, by whom? I posted on "God helps those who help themselves?" and another of my favorite discussions, The gift that requires work?
In February, I delved into the question, "Is the Christian Dual Natured?" I was surprised at how much controversy surrounded that subject. These are the kind of discussions that have taught me quite a lot. That same month I helped launch, and joined a new group blog, Unashamed of Grace, and wow! did I learn alot about html and websiting. I even redesigned my own blog. One reason why I started this blogging was to learn about web graphics. I learned a lot that month with many late nights and HTML!
In March, I asked for prayer for Chad Cole, John's nephew as he had been beaten nearly to death by drug dealers. I posted on why I like Big Buts and my salute to my frined Matthew, Every Blessing in Christ. I also posted on "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."
In April, I posted on The Samaritan Woman and why Christians Should do Good Deeds. I awarded two moreReasonable Bloggers, but I had to later, remove it from one of them per his request. I posted on Ephesians 2:8-9 and I began a series on the question "What is Faith? Is Faith a Gift? It had a Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, ... and spilling into May... Part 4, and Part 5. Honestly, I had a part 6 in mind, covering perhaps the most important verse that explains what faith is, but I got so discouraged with some aspects of the discussion, that I had to take a vacation and a break from blogging! It wore me out! I took out my frustrations by tearing apart our master bathroom - John and I stripped it to the bare walls. (We are finally finishing the remodel just this week. I will post a picture. wow)
Over the summer, I posted on 2 Corinthians 5, a Very Morbid Subject, The Parble of the Sower, some various other parables in July and aslo The Parable of the Lost Son. I also started a new series, Mischaracterizations and Logical Conclusions. I am on the lookout for more entries on this series. They will hopefully be supplied by OTHERS in blogdom! Tell me if you see one from either perspective! At the end of August, I posted my presentation of the gospel, the GOOD NEWS, (find in at the top of my right sidebar) of which I still have some fine-tuning to do.
In September I have discussed biological homosexulaity, renting, zealots and corpses. (Is this blog going downhill or what?)
Thanks for reading my thoughts all you, my visitors. Thanks for your challenges, your blessings, your input! Thanks to those of you who have your won blogs for sharing your hearts with others.
I hope the next year will be even better than the last.