Happy Anniversary, Desperate Pastor!

Congratulations to the Desperate Pastor blog, which marks its third anniversary today!

The first post in Desperate Pastor history appeared on April 25, 2009. It was titled, "The Beauty of Broken Things." Since then, more than 1,000 posts have appeared in this humble little corner of the internet.

In that time, I've gone from struggle to victory, from discouragement to depression to deliverance, from pastoring full-time back to writing full-time (but still, in many ways, of course, a pastor at heart). I've thought often about discontinuing the blog. Still do, from time to time, but both faithful readers of the blog insists that they find it helpful.

So, to celebrate, let me offer, based on a thoroughly scientific formula of traffic, reader response, and my own personal preferences, ten of the top Desperate Pastor posts in the first three years:

1. Sense-ational Preaching

2. Why Every Pastor Should Go to Israel

3. Balancing Ministry and Family

4. How I Got My Groove Back

5. How Technology Helps Me

6. Top Ten Things I've Learned as a Pastor

7. A 21st Century Epidemic

8. Me and My Prayer Journal

9. Pastoral Naiveté

10. The Blessings of Compline

Thank you for reading this blog. Please keep reading. I'll do my best to make Year 4 better than those that have gone before.

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