April 2013 Top Posts and Commenters

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Here are the highlights from April 2013.  Thanks to everyone who read along and commented.  Your readership and participation in the daily discussions are what make The Stretched Community.  Thank you!  Overall, traffic was up slightly from March (3.22%).  I have continued to limit my posts to Monday through Friday.  Taking the weekends off has given my more time with my family along with more time to process ideas for the coming week.  The top 10 posts included two posts written in 2012 and a post written by guest blogger Thomas Mark Zuniga.  If you missed any of these posts, I hope you’ll go and check them out now by clicking below.  The post with the most engagement was Ice Breaker – One Thing, Right Now posted on April 26, 2013.

Top 10 Posts:

  1. 8 Ways To Build A Hedge Of Protection Around Our Teenagers (111) April 9, 2013
  2. Ten Reasons To Attend FamilyLife Weekend To Remember (95) February 27, 2012
  3. In Response To Boston – God Weeps Too (83) April 16, 2013
  4. Ice Breaker – Questions For Me (76) April 5, 2013
  5. Growing Is Unending (Guest Post by TMZ) (74) April 23, 2013
  6. I’m Losing My Patience – 6 Ways To Rediscover Patience (69) April 2, 2013
  7. Ten Things Every Small Group Leader Should Know (62) March 7, 2012
  8. Hit The Brakes – Pay Attention To The Here And Now (60) April 8, 2013
  9. Answers From Me Part 2 – Small Group Studies (52) April 17, 2013
  10. I Am A Runner – 6 Tips For Those Considering Their First Marathon (51) April 25, 2013

Top 10 Commenters:

As promised at the beginning of the month, I have randomly chosen someone from the top 10 commenters to receive a copy of Second Guessing God: Hanging on When You Can’t See His Plan by Brian Jones.  Your chances of winning increased the more you commented and the higher you were on the list.  This winner of this book is…(drum roll)…Carol Peterson.  Congrats to Carol!

For the month of May, I’ll be giving away a copy of The Connecting Church 2.0: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community by Randy Frazee.  For my review of the book, click here.  Again, the more you comment the higher your chances of winning.

Thanks to each and everyone for reading and for commenting.  I’m looking forward to May with The Stretched Community!

How was your month?  If you’re a blogger share a link to your top post in the comments?  What was your favorite Stretched post this month?  How were you STRETCHED in April?