It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when I wrote my 500th blog post. Now, here we are at the 1,000th one. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! In this milestone post, I want to do two things.
First, I want to thank you. Whether this is the first thing I’ve written that you’ve read… or you’ve been with me since the very beginning… THANK YOU! Your encouragement through likes, comments, retweets, and shares means the world to me!
Second, I’d like to look back on the past 500 posts and re-share a few favorites. You can find some of my favorites from my first 500 posts here.
I had fun sifting through some of the things I’ve written. It’s kind of like a window into my life. There’s favorite Bible verses, memories, recipes, tips, pictures with quotes… and even guest blog appearances by each of my daughters.
Reading back through these made me smile… and I hope it does the same for you. Thanks again supporting me and my blog. I look forward to hitting many more milestones.
Below are some of my favorites. If you have a favorite go ahead and mention it in the comments.
Some Of My Favorite Blog Posts
Guest Post: Crayola Crayon Wall Art
Guest Post: 10 Ways To Know You’re A Softball Player
First Ever Family Applefest
An Awesome Appetizer: BLT Bites
My Family’s Favorite 7 Layer Salad
Memory Monday – Forks
Wordless Wednesday – 4 Leaf Clover
A Parenting Lesson From A Shovel
Top 21 Dad Moments
A Big Day & Some Great Lessons
The Great Jolly Rancher Soda Taste Test
Tony Tries It: Geocaching
Weekly Verse – Family Fish Fry
Easy Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burgers
Tony’s Top 10 Albums
Tony Tries It: Skittles Art
Fixing A Parenting Failure
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
10 Worst Christmas Songs Of All Time
Weekly Verse – Thankful For My Church
My New Best Parenting Tip
Lesson Learned From A Lukewarm Shower
An Interesting Question
Easy 5 Ingredient Taco Dip
Whiskey Stones: Do They Work?
Weekly Verse – A Simple Smile
10 Songs That Make Me Smile
Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza
This week the world watched as a disgusting display of hate unfolded in Charlottesville. I and many people I know were upset and felt helpless. It’s because of this that I knew I wanted this week’s Bible verse to touch on the topic of hate.
So I did what I often do when searching for a Bible verse to share. I turned to Google. “What does the Bible say about hate” is what I typed. What I found was predictable. According to the Bible, hate is not good… duh. Exactly what I expected
Verse after verse touched on how hate keeps you in darkness, how hate stirs up anger, how he who hates stores up deceit in his heart.
All that seemed too negative… so I chose a verse that mentioned hate but with a positive twist. This week I decided to share Proverbs 10:12. Here are several different versions:
Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all offenses. (ESV)
Hatred starts fights,
but love pulls a quilt over the bickering. (MSG)
Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults]. (AMP)
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs. (NIV)
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. (KJV)
In times like these when I feel helpless to all the hate in the world, the Bible reminds me to love. To love my family, to love my friends, to love the Lord. Love and pray… this, I can do! Love trumps hate!