2017: Grateful for a Monumental Year!

Through a wave of highs and lows, this year leaves this blogger a ton to be grateful for as 2017 proved to be a remarkable year for the Devotional Guy. The blog saw engagement and audience numbers rocket to monumental new heights with post views increasing 226% and blog visitors growing 192% over last year. In addition to these mind-blowing numbers, this blog saw record improvements as follows, likes, and comments increased.


Looking back at 2017, here are the Top Ten posts from this past year:

1.       More of Him, Less of me.

2.       3 Things Pastor Mark Jones Taught Me

3.       10 Years Ago Today…

4.       Serenity Prayer

5.       Finding Hope In A World of I Don’t Care

6.       Topsy Turvy

7.       Treating Each Other Better

8.       God Won’t Give You More Than HE Can Handle

9.      The Secret to Cultivating Gentleness

10.     Operation Christmas Child


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Other posts that received great feedback and are worthy of honorable mention are:

·       Be Strong and Courageous

·       Why Are People Homeless?

·       God Faithfully Meets Our Needs

·       Today, Remember Forgiveness

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Growing a blog takes time and effort. Most of all it takes you. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read and engage with this blog. I look forward to a fantastic 2018.

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As 2017 Draws to a Close

2017 is winding down. 15 days until the world ushers in the new year.  As we gather with friends, family, co-workers, and fellow believers to celebrate the Christmas season, it’s a good time to celebrate the year passed and mindfully look ahead to the year to come.

What are things you’d like to do differently in 2018?

Is there something you’d like to improve next year?

Do you have any specific goals or objectives you’d like to achieve in the new year?


But it’s not just about being intentional in your strategic planning for your life. It’s also about being grateful and thankful for what God has provided you. And yes, what you have, the Lord has provided. Make no mistake about that.

What answered prayers have you witnessed first-hand?

Can you list some things you are grateful and thankful for?

Did you experience the Lord walk alongside you during a tough 2017?

What will you do next year with what you learned about God this year?

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In the glow of Christmas lights and decorated Christmas trees, in the midst of shopping sprees, take time to reflect on the year that is now rapidly drawing to a close. Identify what you’d like to change for next year. Celebrate those things you are thankful for in 2017. Remember the lessons you learned in the past year and think about how you will apply them to make an eternal impact next year.

God bless.

I believe in you. 

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