Archive for December, 2012

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The Implanted Word 2012 year in review…

December 30, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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December 14, 2012

Some simple thoughts on the sounds of the season.

The Urban Witness

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This season is incredibly rich, both in beauty and in joy.  Go out one evening and enjoy the silence; cold winter nights are as peaceful as they come.  We recall the joy of the first quiet Christmas when, aside from the angels singing, the cold hills around Bethlehem were silent.  As the final king of all Israel, the Christ Savior of mankind entered the world, not with pomp and dancing but with labor, crying, and stillness.  While His life and call to mission should be our focus this and every season, we should always bear in mind that the King will return. 

Though we know not when He will return, we should live our lives in anticipation with our ears inclined to hear the trumpet peel, for the second coming will be anything but quiet.  The kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our Lord and Christ…

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