It’s difficult to overstate the value and enjoyment I have experienced from being part of the global WordPress blogging community in 2017. I have made lots of new friends, improved my writing skills, given my blog a complete overhaul, written more posts than ever before, and seen my follower count grow healthily. I thank God for these blessings and would also like to thank you SO much for making 2017 an awesome year.
Here are a few highlights.
My most-viewed post of 2017
What is the Holy Spirit?
My most-liked post of 2017
My most popular book review of 2017
‘Happier’ by Tal Ben-Shahar
My favourite post of 2017
A New Dimension
A big change for me this year was that I started making music again. I launched the T.E.N. Project with the goal of writing and recording 10 songs over 10 months. So far I’m on course having released three songs since the project began in October (I’m currently working on song four).
In 2017 I continued to write about my beliefs, and for the first time wrote a comprehensive essay outlining the struggle I have with Christianity. It took me several weeks to write, and it has led to many in-depth discussions about the nature of God and key Christian doctrines that I struggle to accept and believe.
It was a generally peaceful year, although I blogged about the problems I’ve been having with my neighbour, and was immensely grateful for your prayer support and encouragement which meant so much to me and helped me through a difficult time. Things have improved a lot in respect to that situation, and I thank the Lord that things haven’t been so much worse.
I’m looking forward to the new year and have a few resolutions:
1) Write a new blog post at least once a week
2) Read for an hour each day
3) Complete my music project
4) Focus on building deeper friendships
5) Strive to be humble
6) Truly love my neighbour as myself
7) Fast every Sunday
8) Spend quality time in prayer every Sunday
9) Subscribe to a Science journal
10) Manage my finances well
Above all I realise I will only get through 2018 with the favour and blessing of God, so I will pray to Him each day and continue to seek His will and His guidance in every area of my life.
And finally, thank you to everyone who entered my Christmas competition! It’s time to announce the winners…