I'm still not full-go back into blogging, but I wanted to highlight the most popular posts on this blog in 2013. Did you miss any of these . . . .
#5. "Prayer Back in Schools" Is NOT the Answer. Based on the conversation this generated on my social media accounts, probably the most controversial piece I wrote last year.
#4. Santa Is Not a Salvation Issue. A late-year, seasonal post. Santa is famous, or infamous, to Christians, depending on your perspective.
#3. Recommended: The Case for Faith -- Student Edition. A great book that I read through with my daughter, and I am about to with my older son.
#2. The Connection of Passover and Easter. Being a Jewish Christian, this topic is very close to my heart.
#1. How Do We Know That God Is Real? A post from 2011, which was a re-blog from years earlier. (And which preceded the Top Post of 2012.) Apparently a popular topic!
Year in ReviewAnd just for kicks and smiles, I looked over Facebook's list of my top 20 moments for 2013. I'm not sure how they calculated those events, but some of my favorite were:
January 2 --> Started working at USC Salkehatchie. (I wrote about this in an update on my jobs and ministries.)
April 21 --> (A conversation I had with my son.)
Me: "Why did you make that craft in class?"May 5 -->
Sender: "Because I HAD to."
Meaningful time today at Grace Church Childrens Ministry.
May 26 --> Love former neighbors who still invite us over for cul-de-sac parties. — with Jamie Fuller and 2 others.
July 18 --> Happy anniversary (of our engagement) to my incredible wife, Joanna Wimmer Espinosa. It has been a wonderful 14 years since you said "Yes."
September 17 -->
November 23 --> (Too long to copy over here. You can read what I wrote in Thankful: The Best 2 Years of My Life.)
Edit: Here are the top 5 posts from my other blog, Misson: Allendale.
** first image courtesy of rkirbycom via rgbstock.com (other images mine)