Wayne Nall Jr
12/29/14 at 09:15 AM 0 Comments

My Top Eleven Blog Posts for 2014 (Since Everybody Has a Top Ten!)

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As we wrap up 2014, I thought it might be interesting to share with you my most popular blog posts from this year. This year marks four years since I've started my blog (at waynenalljr.blogspot.com) , and I'm really amazed to see the growth in readership since I first started. In the beginning, a few dozen people might read what I wrote. Now, it's not unusual to get several hundred. Mostly though, I'm appreciative of the responses which I've received from people about my blog, either in person or online.

I started the blog in 2011, with just three posts that year, so I really didn't get very serious about it until 2012. Since then, I've learned a lot about blogging and how to get the message out there. This is actually only my fifty-second post on that site, so I've obviously not posted daily or even weekly, as my schedule simply doesn't permit it. I have a full time job, and a lot of other responsibilities, so I just post when I have time, and when I feel like I've got something to say that might be worth reading. I do enjoy writing, but I'm not in this to get some kind of fame (and certainly not fortune!). Although I don't have any degrees behind my name, I've been a reader (especially of history) all my life, and I feel like that may give me some insight into current events that perhaps others might not have. Even more than that, I have been a student of the Bible for many years, and I make no bones about the fact that I see the world through the lens of the word of God. I believe God's word informs my perspective and gives me a worldview that not many have who are writing about current events and social issues.

Everybody seems to have a "top ten" these days, so I guess I'll join the crowd. However, in the quest to be "always different," I'm making mine "top eleven!

Top Eleven Posts of 2014
(The numbers in parenthesis are the number of "views" for each post as of this writing)

11. Stand With The Persecuted Church! - May 2, 2014 (280) - This is an issue that is close to my heart, and, to be honest, I wish that I had written about it more. The church around the world continues to be assaulted from all sides, yet we here in America don't seem to notice.
10. Five Biblical Reasons To Support Traditional Marriage - February 5, 2014 (284)
9. God Can Do Things In Prayer That Are Just So Cool! - September 28, 2014 (290) - I usually don't write these on the "spur of the moment", but this is one that I shared right away. The message is simple: God still works today!
8. BOOK REVIEW: Stonewalled by Sharyl Attkisson Part 1 - November 9, 2014 (291)
7. What Is Marriage? - January 22, 2014 (302) - This was the first of four posts that I wrote on traditional marriage. It was by far the most controversial series that I've ever written, which I find remarkable. Ten years ago, it wouldn't have even drawn a yawn! Though I had a lot of positive feedback, I found out there is a "gay mafia" out there that wants to shout down and belittle anyone who doesn't agree with them. The level of vitriol that I received was astonishing. Oh well...It still needed to be said and it is a point of view that you hardly hear in traditional media these days.
6. Five Secular Reasons To Support Traditional Marriage Part 2 - February 23, 2014 (355)
5. "Church Etiquette"-Wisdom From a Bygone Age - October 18, 2014 (361) - This one really surprised me. This was just based on a fifty year old church bulletin someone showed me. I think it really struck a chord with people!

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