The Best of 2011

The Best of 2011

It’s time to wrap up the year 2011 and prayerfully approach the new year.
It’s time to thank you, my fellow pilgrim, for accompanying me on this faith journey.
It’s time to select the best of 2011 at Flowing Faith.

There’s a season for everything
   and a time for every matter
   under the heavens:

a time for giving birth
   and a time for dying,
   a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted,

a time for killing and a time for healing,
   a time for tearing down
   and a time for building up,

a time for crying and a time for laughing,
   a time for mourning
   and a time for dancing,
a time for throwing stones
   and a time for gathering stones,
   a time for embracing
   and a time for avoiding embraces,
a time for searching
   and a time for losing,
   a time for keeping
   and a time for throwing away,

a time for tearing
   and a time for repairing,
   a time for keeping silent
   and a time for speaking,

a time for loving and a time for hating,
   a time for war and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, CEB)

Selecting the best posts of 2011 was very difficult. But here is the list I ended up with. What do you think? Is your favorite post missing? What would you add or take away?

January: God is Thrice Holy

February: But God!

March: Don’t Accept the Substitutes for Grace!

April: Are You Buried Alive?

May: 5 Ways 2 Ensure Pilgrim’sProgress

June: Redeemed, Restored, Refined

July: Is Your Faith an Accessory or a Foundation?

August: Flirting with the World?

September: What to Do with Bad Dreams?

October: Finding Yourself in God

November: Opening Our Spiritual Eyes

December: Why Was Jesus Born?



Gracious God,
We bring the year 2011 to you;
the good, the bad, and everything in between.
May you make something beautiful out of it.
Thank you for flowing in and through us.
Thank you that you are the same yesterday,
today, and tomorrow.
Embrace, equip, empower us into 2012.
May Your will happen in all of our lives.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: What has been the most blessed thing this year at Flowing Faith for you?

Thank you for sharing your pilgrimage with me! God loves you and so do I!
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you finish well this year and start boldly the New Year!


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