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The year past and the year to come

How appropriate it is that this year’s New Year’s eve falls on a Thursday. Lending itself to one big Throw back Thursday.
I took a look at my year in summary on this blog and got some really interesting facts. I had a total of 2400 views this year that’s a decent number of humans that stumbled upon my site.  I added 41 (now 42) new posts to the site. That is not a bad number but if you compare it to my drafts however…I then I noticed that I only wrote and published one story of Ke!th this year. Wow so Ke!th is over a year old. If you don’t know what that story is about you can get a vague idea by looking at this link. Keith is a Work in Progress that Nthato and I are working on, hopefully you will see more of that world in 2016. Speaking about works in progress…well that phrase is the name of another project that you can keep your eye out for next year. If you want to see some more stats about this blog check this link

So..what else happened this year? Uh…well I made 42 new friends on facebook, that something right? Interesting that the number 42 to seems to be popping up. It is not on purpose so Don’t Panic. Just keep your towel handy. hitchhiker guide jokes aside. What else happened, a lot happened, life offline was a busy one. I lead a bible study and a family bible hour (adult Sunday school type of thing). I watched my youth group grow and mature as we digested Proverbs together. All of which was very rewarding. The Lord worked in my life in many ways. I have read some great books, had deep conversations and listened to powerful sermons all of which have helped me to grow in faith and have made me a better man than the year before. So I look forward to next year.

What do I, and you dear reader have to look forward to in 2016. I have already mentioned Ke!th, I intended to write and develop this story more with Nthato next year. I also said there is another project called works in progress which you will hear more of next year. I and Nthato are also considering turning a previous collaboration into a book so that might happen real soon. There is also a chance, not a big chance but a chance that I will attempt to partake in NaNoWriMo this year. That is just the creative writing side of things I want to do, there are some other items that I would like to write about but that will come. Somewhere in all of this I am also holding down a full job in IT that requires me to study, and I will be writing an exam for that in this coming year, so if I go quiet for awhile you will know why. On top of all of that I am most excited for the unknown. I’m excited for how the Lord intends to use me within my local church and how intends to use the local church within me.
TLDR; 2015 was a good year but I was not so busy online. 2016 I intended to write a bunch of things so expect to see more of me soon. Thank the Lord for each year as He gives us things to enjoy and chances to glorfy his name.

John Piper on New Year’s Resolutions 2015

The below video is from Desiring God. I really enjoyed this form of teaching. Be blessed as you move forward into 2015;

At the beginning of another year, people will make new resolutions. But should Christians make these New Years commitments? In this lab, John Piper shows that resolutions can be deeply Christian and grace-filled.

Piper: “How do you make resolutions? By God’s grace. Through faith in God’s power. For God’s glory.”

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