Refining Life, on Purpose

The Top Posts of 2016 at 1Glories – Validates the Year of Listening Up

Wise bloggers will consider their top posts and ask why or how they got to be top posts. The 2016 top posts at 1Glories shows that the Year of Listening Up was a successful endeavor and more.

Let’s call it for what it is. A “Top 10 Post” is reignites interest in popular posts and provides end of year filler for a blog since it’s less likely that people are looking for new content right now. Although, wise bloggers will also look at those top posts and ask why or how they got to be popular. For 1Glories, it’s about taking a look at the posts that are the most read and shared and considering what readers like to consume from the content. In the 2016 list, there’s some interesting observations that will help form the content […]

Put on Your New Shoes and Run the Race to Win

Go knows you and he has equipped you. Chances are, he's also given you a longing on your heart to serve him in ways that you are uniquely designed for. It's time to say yes to God, embrace the gear of your new creation and get into the race. Run it to win!

There’s something about new shoes that leads a child to believe they can run faster. To run better. I was no exception to that. If I knew I’d be likely to find myself in a footrace, game of tag or other event that required my ability to run, you can bet your every dollar I would be wearing my best shoes for the occasion. Although money was tight, I was fortunate to know what new shoes felt like while growing up. Of course, they didn’t make me run faster or jump higher. However they did install a feeling of confident […]

The Origin Story of 1Glories Found in Listen Up, Kids

The Origin Story Found in Listen Up, Kids

How did we get here? When did we get so far off course? Did we ever really know where we were going or why we set out for this place? These are all relevant questions… that we often ask much later in the process that we would prefer – but it’s never too late. I guess I should explain a little more so you can understand why I am asking them. You see, I’ve been thinking a lot about moments in time lately. Specifically, I have been considering the roots of things and their beginnings. I assume that’s perfectly natural […]

The 14 Most Read 1Glories Blog Posts of 2014

Though it may seem late when compared to many other countdowns at media outlets and other blogs, I like to wait until the year is closer to complete to release my lists. I have given a very brief overview of the top three and linked all 14. In all, this has been a great year of blogging for many reasons. In particular, the last 4-5 months have been a particularly rewarding time and it’s been a blessing for me to see the transformation that’s taken place during that time. I am so looking forward to seeing where God guides 1Glories […]

New 1Glories Title: Eleanor!

We’re very excited to offer for your Easter enjoyment, a  fun little Easter title that teaches the Easter story of Jesus in an unconventional way. Download Eleanor! & the Elaborate Easter Leg now – Hey, it’s free! What have you got to lose? Featured Scriptures: Matthew 21:8-9 ESV – Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in […]

Next: Where to from here?

This is a “free range” post where I’ll spew out what’s on my mind to share what’s ahead. I guess it will be similar to what Mark Zuckerberg – as played by Jesse Eisenberg – did in the movie, “The Social Network”. I promise I’ll do my best to not offend and it likely won’t be as brilliant, but it will do two things – first it will outline what’s ahead and invite you to share in the journey and secondly, it will serve as a checklist of sorts for me to move forward, albeit not in any specific order. […]

Praise: For Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling

We’ve gotten a great response from our first 1Glories title; Hank! The Hurried Angel’s Sling — even a request for a Christmas play to be created from it!. Here are some of the comments that have been emailed in: Wow…it’s awesome… the pictures are great too.  We think you two are one your way to an author/illustrator children’s book team.  God Bless you all…and Merry Christmas!! Going to read at our family Christmas party Saturday. Thanks for bringing joy into our family. What a great story!  Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Very cute. And the gospel message on […]

Stories: The Heart of 1Glories

I really need to sit down and write out my testimony that sparked this idea. It’s been in my head for a long time. I’m sure it looks to many observers that I’m merely just “making another blog” but there really is a more inspired purpose. In due time, I promise. For now, let me provide a bit of an appetizer. It comes following an N.D. Wilson post I read over at Desiring God called “Stories are Soul Food: Don’t Let Your Children Hunger”. In that post, he opines… Bible-believing Christians frequently have a deep mistrust of fiction. In particular, […]