Friday Roundup #19 (2014 Roundup)

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It has been awhile since my last Friday Roundup (nearly 4 months, to be exact…), so it is going to be somewhat of a challenge to do this once again. But this time, I will be doing something different. Instead of rounding up the 3 best posts of the week, I will instead be rounding up the 10 best posts of the year. You ready? I’m ready, let’s go!

10. Time Well Spent by Dr. Charles Stanley (by Christopher)

This article by Dr. Stanley absolutely blew me away. It is an incredibly great perspective on how to spend your time wisely. Make sure to be spending your time doing things that align with the Bible (specifically Philippians 4:8).

9. Be A Fountain… (by Christopher)

…not a drain. If you don’t know who the Benham brothers are, they are two brothers who (apart from being slightly ripped…) are firmly planted in the word of God. They are great examples to all of us and this quote is just another one from their great collection.

8. Who Am I? (by Wyatt)

Who are you? What is your identity? What are you known for? The funny thing is, when those questions were asked, I wasn’t completely serious. Because in the eyes of God, none of that matters. You are redeemed, forgiven, saved, and a child of God. You are you. You are you. You can’t change that, so enjoy it. Be yourself and keep your eyes focused on God.

7. Saturday Song Review: January [2] (by Wyatt)

This is one of my favorite all-time songs: Words by Hawk Nelson. It’s a great reminder that everything we say has an impact. We can use it to build up or break down. To make someone feel like a king, or to make them feel like a wretch. Don’t take your words for granted and use them to build up!

6. Ok, that was rough… (by Christopher)

Feeling like a failure is no fun, especially in school. But the great thing is that God doesn’t care at all what we have done wrong or right. He loves us just the same. Another bad score in school hurts, but God gives us comfort for that kind of stuff because he loves us greatly.

5. Love, from the beginning (by Wyatt)

We have all heard the famous John 3:16. God loved us so much that He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall live with God forever in heaven. God loves you and has loved you forever, and no one, no one, can take that away.

4. Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it! (by Christopher)

We are redeemed by the love of God and Jesus’ shed blood on the cross. We have received the greatest gift ever! Why not share it? Proclaim it loud to the ends of the earth: you are redeemed!

3. What About The Eye? (Wyatt)

A great reminder by Wyatt that we’re not supposed to just look at people as they are, but what could be bad in their life at that time and how we might be able to help them!

2. Are You a Christian Atheist? (Christopher)

Ok, so this post kind of hurts. Are you a hypocrite? If your first reaction was something along the lines of, “Me?!? Why, I never!”, then go ahead and take a look at Christopher’s post. Take your time. Be honest before God and change anything that needs to be changed.

1. Underestimated Underdogs (Wyatt)

I absolutely love this post. It’s been the #1 post for every roundup it’s been in. I have recently said to my self multiple times, “Self, you can never do that until you’re older!” or “Self, you just can’t do that. There’s no way.” The wonderful news is (ready for cheesy?) that you can do everything if you try your best! In all seriousness, though, this is a true statement. Put your mind to it and try really hard, and you can probably do it. Ask God to help you. For me, it’s easier that way.

QOTY (Quote of the Year): “Don’t allow yourself to be underestimated. Do something amazing. Change the world.” – Underestimated Underdogs (Wyatt)

HSF: It’s nearly been a full year since this blog was started. To be honest, I did not think we would make it this far, but with the help of the Lord (and our readers), we are still going strong. Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

~Collin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Howdy! I’m Collin, 16 years old, and a homeschooled junior. I play the piano, ukulele, and many sports. I’m far from perfect, and that’s why I love to share (through this blog) what God is showing me in His word. Although I have many favorite Bible verses, if I had to choose one it would be Romans 12:12, Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I believe that prayer is the most powerful tool we are given as Christians and it should not be taken for granted. Toodles!