7 Most Popular Posts of 2012

It’s the time of year we begin looking back at what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months while looking forward in anticipation…

For me, this year has been amazing and stretched me like never before. My family has grown together and the kids are growing and learning so quickly. (Bec and I aren’t growing so quickly–we’re still trying to hang on to our 20’s–at least mentally!)

So I want to leave you this year with my “Most Popular” List and also mention some posts that I think you might like but may have missed the first time around.
Popular Posts of 2012

So here it is:

Seven Most Popular Posts:

#1: Boys Need An Initiation.

It’s true. And this fact keeps people coming to this blog and keeps people reading… my heart rings with this fact and I’m doing my best to provide an atmosphere of growth and love for my son and other men around me.

#2: Book Review: Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

What a great book. Eldredge opens our eyes to Jesus as the saintly scoundrel that He really was.

#3: You Are Not That Important.

Part 2 of my series on initiation… that eventually turned into an eBook called “INITIATE: A Warrior’s Guide to Becoming a Man.” If you don’t have a copy, I’ll send you a free copy if you subscribe.

#4: Seven Rules for Dating My Daughters

I have two daughters, and I promise you I will protect them forever. First of all, I’ll protect them from all of those jerks with droopy pants and bad manners…

#5: We All Need An Adventure

This year I founded Global Adventure and I believe it fills a call in our hearts: a call to adventure, risk and faith. Join us.

#6: Maybe You’re Not A Leader

In a leadership blog, this post rang a bell–so many of us strive for this mythical “leadership” that maybe we weren’t created for. (and that’s okay)…

#7: Burn The Boats

Me? Talk about commitment? Absolutely.

Honorable Mentions

I think you’ll love the following posts… most of them came later in the year so there wasn’t as much time to get popular.

My Body Armor

A new thought on the Holy Spirit… taken from my time in Iraq.

8 Most Inspiring Words in the Bible

The Bible continues to inspire me. Read this passage again.

What The World Needs

This year we also started G42Africa – a ministry to train and develop leaders in Uganda. It inspired me to think about why we are trying to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

And here’s to 2013:

I hope that WarriorShepherd continues to provide content that is helpful to you. Please leave a comment here and let me know what you’d like to see more of in 2013.

Merry Christmas and Have an amazing 2013! I’ll see you in a couple of weeks…

  • BenHolbrook1

    Happy New Year Dave,
    Thanks for your blog content in 2012. For me the first post that attracted me to your blog was ‘Boys need an initiation’. I’ve found the ideas particulalry motivating in my job role working with boys with behaviour difficulties. Building on that, personally, i’ve taken to reminding myself regularly about some of the truths from ‘your not that important’ i’ve also shared those truths regulalry with friends.
    As a dad a post that made me chuckle was ‘seven rules for dating my daughters’. Finally i enjoyed what you wrote about in ‘my body armour’ a different appreciation of the holy spirit.
    Thanks again and looking forward to reading more in 2013

  • Brilliant Ben, I’m glad you like it! I promise to keep kicking out more good stuff in 2013!