January Recap (and the winner of the giveaway!)

January has been a very good month for my blog. Mostly because I tried hard to be consistent and posted twice every week.

In this post, I will share links to all of those posts with a brief description for those of you that missed them. Also, I’m announcing the winner of this month’s giveaway!

 

GIVEAWAY: The Psalms, ESV

As mentioned above, I ran my first ever giveaway on my blog. And it went really well! I was actually surprised at how few people entered like honestly, I thought everyone would be running towards free stuff. But, that wasn’t the case. There were still about 20 people who entered, though, so I considered it successful.

AND The Winner Is…Luke P. 

Congrats Luke! I hope you enjoy your new book of The Psalms, ESV!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

And to those of you who didn’t win, I’m so sorry for your loss. However, I plan to do another giveaway sometime, so keep your head on a swivel. 

 

My 5 Goals for 2018

In this post, I shared with you readers my 5 goals for this year. I wanted to keep my list short and simple, not only to help me remember them. But, also to help me focus on actually achieving them. Rather than trying to do a bunch and failing miserably. If you’re interested in seeing what my goals are, go read it!

 

I Need Your Help

In this, I simply asked you to share with me an idea or a few about topics you’d like me to write on. Or, if you had any specific blog post ideas, to share them with me. If you missed that post or just now thought of an idea, I would really appreciate your help! Just go to the post and use the contact form to share your ideas. Thank you!

 

This is Why Jesus Took on Humanity and Endured the Cross 

This has to be my favorite for this month. I really enjoyed writing about it and it encouraged me just compiling my thoughts because they had been floating around my head for some time.

I wrote my thoughts about Hebrews 12:2,

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. -Hebrews 12:2

Jesus didn’t just come to earth as God, He came as a human. He endured pain and hardships, he endured death on the cross. AND, He did it for us! Why? because He loves us.

I pretty much just gave away the whole point of the post. I think you would like it and be challenged by it, though. So, if you’re interested, go check it out!

 

10 Books on my Reading List

Here are my top 10 books on my reading list. The amount of books that I want to read is far greater than the number of books that can read. In this post, I just share 10 of the books that I’m most looking forward to reading. If you’re like me and are always looking for more books to read, go check it out! If you’re not like me, you should still go check them out because I think they’re books that everyone should want to read.

 

Don’t be Afraid of Failure if You’re Glorifying God

This is another one of my favorites. I really would like to do more posts like this. This is really what I would like to make the focus of my blog, to offer practical challenges for Christians. These are the kinds of posts that I most enjoy writing.

As the title hints, I wrote about not being afraid of failure if you’re glorifying God. This means that you also shouldn’t be seeking success in life, if that success isn’t for the glory of God. Because, some of the most successful people maybe have failed in the most important area, bringing glory to God.

If you’re glorifying God, don’t be afraid of failing at something or doing the wrong thing. You won’t be doing the wrong thing if you’re doing it for God’s glory. Anyway, if you missed that post, go read it.

 

Romans Bible Study – Week Five

Several months ago, I began a series on the book of Romans. Basically they’re me just going through a chapter and writing my thoughts and giving practical challenges from the text. But, after about four weeks of doing that, I stopped blogging entirely for a while. Then, when I began blogging again, I never picked up the series, until last week.

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of the posts in this series, I would really encourage you to check it out. I think you’ll be challenged and encouraged by them. My writing is in no way, shape, or form perfect, nor is it even close to being perfect. So don’t expect it to be some masterfully written study on Romans, it’s just a humble series of my thoughts and meditations from the book of Romans.

On a side note, instead of doing a whole chapter at a time, I found it better to just do a few verses. But again, the posts are just a collection of my thoughts on the verses and I hope they challenge the reader to live a more Christ-honoring, Christ-glorifying life.

New Facebook Page!

My blog now has a Facebook page! If you’re on Facebook, go visit my new page, tell me what you think, and be sure to give it a like! Just click here to view my Facebook page.

 

Featured Photo by Atlas Green on Unsplash

 

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4 thoughts on “January Recap (and the winner of the giveaway!)

  1. janeann72

    Zackary, Please don’t give up writing nor become discouraged because you do not get the responses that you expected or hoped for.

    Take me for example, I have read each post and find them interesting.
    1. the prize was a wonderful idea and would have loved to win that N.T. but did not enter because I have many Bibles, N.T.’s and devotional books and wanted to let someone else get it.
    I did check it out on Amazon and may buy it.
    2. I have not responded because of my hand surgery on Jan 2 and other health issues… though I read every word.
    3. I am still brainstorming with you on articles to write…. here are a few…
    A. I did think of the idea of your writing an article about your thoughts about your home-schooling experience – pros and cons.
    B. Your salvation experience and how the Lord has worked in your life.
    C. Your experience as a child of a ministry family.

    Like

  2. janeann72

    oops! I love your FaceBook page… perhaps you could share the steps to doing that so I could put my Heart to Heart on FaceBook.

    Some of your peers my like to know how…

    Like

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