Once again, as the old year passes and the new year beckons, it has been my custom to look back at my most popular posts of the year. This blog celebrated its Tenth Anniversary last Spring, and I passed the 1,000 mark for posts.
A number of this year’s popular posts were sermons I preached last summer at the United Congregational Church of Little Compton, RI, where my daughter is the pastor. Her deacons invited me to be the guest preacher for her ten week maternity leave after the birth of her second child in May. Thanks to that lovely congregation for the support and encouragement I received there.
The sermons I preached there and the sermons I preached at my home church in Stockbridge are all on audio podcast, so if you would rather hear them then read them, go to the bottom of the text and hit the link.
It was nice to see at least one of my recipes made the list, so you won’t think I’m a one-trick pony with the theology stuff.
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I had forty two thousand visits in 2019, and I currently have 204 followers. Thank you all so much for visiting and come by again in 2020.
Here are the top ten posts for 2019 in order of popularity:
“Passing the Baton” A Retirement Sermon on 2 Timothy 4: 4-7
“I am making all things new” A Devotion on Revelation 21:5
“Breaking Chains, Opening Doors” A Sermon on Acts 16: 16-34
“You’ve Got to Serve Somebody” A Sermon on Luke 4: 1-13
Remembering Horace Allen (1933-2019)
“Rich Toward God” A Sermon on Luke 12: 13-21
Seared Sea Scallops with Pepper Garlic Saffron Linguini
“Growing Up” A Sermon on Galatians 3:23-29
“New Shoots from Old Stumps” A Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A
“How then shall we speak of the atonement?” A Reflection for Good Friday
And then there are the posts from other years that still get many views. The Herod one had over 10,000 last year. Here are the ones that receive over a thousand views:
Why did Jesus refer to Herod as “That fox” in Luke 13:32”?
“Rejoice! Rejoice!” A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent
“God Gives the Growth:” A Retirement Sermon
The Riddle of “Smokehead” Single Malt Whisky
“Displaced Persons” A Sermon on Jeremiah 29: 1-14
“The Lord Will Provide:” A Sermon on Genesis 22
(About the header pictures on my blog: this is the view out my back window, or in the warm weather, off my back porch where I do a lot of my writing. I change the picture with the changing seasons. All the photos are my own.)
Thank you, Richard, for sharing from your heartfelt experiences. You have inspired my own faith journey. Peace to you and Happy New Year.
A blessed New Year to you and yours.