2019…an interesting year to say the least. And the 2010s were an interesting decade to say the least. I can’t say I’m not sad it going away, this has to have been the toughest decade I’ve been through. But it speaks to God’s grace and mercy that I did.
Final reading list for 2019:
Vintage Church by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears
Why We Love The Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck
To Live is Christ To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Good Faith by David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons
Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger
On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior
Growing Down by Michael Kelley
Holy Superheroes!: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels and Film by Greg Garrett
Godzilla On My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters by William Tsutsui
This is the 15th year of keeping track of books I’ve read. Here’s the number breakdown:
Here is what I learned in 2019:
1.) Share a kind word to someone each day. It means a lot not just to the person but to you as well.
2.) Do whatever you can for people and if you’re not able to, give it over to God. He’s ultimately in control and can trust He will get it done.
Highlights of 2019: Getting to visit my friends in Kansas. Going to a Titans game with my best friend. Winning trivia contests with some friends. Opportunities to preach. Got to see the NFL Draft in person in Nashville
My hope for 2020: To be more like Christ. To express myself creatively again.
I hope that the new year and new decade brings new hope and new opportunities to you and that God may bless you throughout it.