Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
Wow, 2016 was an incredible year! There were so many amazing people who I met this year and, my, what a year.
I just want to take time to thank some people who have been a huge part of my life this year. And I oh so apologize to the people who I can’t remember to think. I’m trying to remember as many as I possibly can.
I choose to thank Him first. It’s not required first, middle, or last, but it’s a personal choice to thank Him first. Something I need to work on, eh? “God First ALWAYS.”
Yes, Lord, I am so thankful! You love me so much that you died for me. Thank you. You are amazing. You moved me to where I needed to be and you brought the right people into my life. I am forever grateful for you. You care for me and my family when we were in need. Awesome God.
I want to thank my wonderful parents. As we all know, I know you aren’t perfect, but you still love me. Thanks for being there as I do my best to navigate the mess of life. All you’ve done for me, all the encouragement I have received, and all the love, I can’t thank you enough.
My awesome siblings! I love you. Cornelius, you are so supportive, even when I don’t do a good job on the flip side. Ruth and Heather who continue to love their goofy brother. And Peanut for being so cute!!!
The people I left behind in Korea, I miss you. I carry you in my heart. I miss you and hope to see the beautiful country again!
I miss you, Korea!
Thanks for being a good sport, America! I love you, President Trump! #MAGA
Anyways, I am so, so thankful for my church. It is so wonderful to call this church my home. I love you people. Thanks for taking me in!
B, you are such an encouragement to me. I am humbled by your wisdom and, even though I know you aren’t perfect at it, how you strive to put Christ first in everything. Your friendship means more than gold to me. Thanks! #JustChillAndTrustHim
Josh and Emily, I can’t thank you enough for those Christmas cards. They sit on my desk and I look at them and am comforted thinking how much you mean to me and I to you. You are awesome and keep on that narrow path. Thanks for your prayers!
Jared, you rock! You’re a great friend and your friendship means a whole lot to me. Thank you so much!
My absolutely amazing youth pastor! Thank you for telling us what it says! Thanks for the energy you put into your messages and for listening when I need to talk. It means a ton to me.
And to the others from church I have never mentioned by name on my site, you guys rock and I love you guys. Can’t wait to see what 2017 holds!
And I miss you all like crazy! See you tomorrow!
Christopher Green, you are amazing! I know we have had butted heads together a few times, but I feel like it just solidified our relationship. I really treasure your friendship. Thanks for being such and encourager and an awesome guy. Hope we can talk again soon!
MIME! Laura, you are awesome! I love chatting with you and I really hope that 2017 will be a better year for all of us! Keep pressing on to find hope and hope eternal!
Find it interesting how everyone is dissing 2016 and so excited for 2017? It must be post-election stress.
Every year will have its joys and will have its sorrows. While I am excited for what God has in store, 2016 wasn’t hell, but no year will be heaven. It will be either heaven or hell when we die. 2016 was just another crazy year on earth. Let’s just live our lives like they are precious so our Master will be pleased.
GuitarWithArms, I know you’ve been slacking a bit, but thanks a ton for your faithfulness for reading my posts!
Celestria, Teddy Ray, Sarah A, and CCMSonicFan, I love chatting music with you guys! It never ends, right?
Jamesobie, JazzyForChrist, Explorer4Lyfe, Lydia Lee, and others I can’t remember, it’s fun being blogging partners! Y’all rock and keep it on!
To all those who have left comments on my site (except for the dummies), thanks a ton for taking time to just say “Thanks” and encouraging me! Keep it on!
And those who read my site, thanks! Though you would mean a lot more to me if you could comment . . .
Lynn Cory, thanks for being an amazing friend and an amazing vessel of Christ! I can’t wait for your next book to be published! It’s gonna be amazing!
J. Jackson! Your perseverance encourages me and I love the music! ApologetiX forever rocks, and I hope 2017 will rock hard! I am really hoping for an amazing 25th anniversary! I think God has amazing things in store. I hope I can see you on ESPN! (We’ll see . . .) Oh, and for sponsoring me! (And to Jimmy “Vegas” Tanner for being awesome! Thanks for a slammin’ interview!))
In addition to ApologetiX, I am so grateful to have heard music this year from Stryper, Guardian, Lacey Sturm, Skillet, Theocracy, Britt Nicole, Newsboys, 1GN, AMP, Lecrae and the Reach gang (GET ‘EM!), Sky Dixon, Fireflight, Hillsong UNITED, Julianna Zobrist, for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle, Kari Jobe, tobyMac, and so many others. You all rock and keep on making slammin’ music for Christ!
By the way, I am thankful to have seen Point of Grace, Tim Hawkins, Hollyn, RED, Andy Mineo, and the Newsboys live this year! God bless you all! (BTW: Trip Lee, maybe I’ll see you in 2017. Don’t want it canceled again!)
Disqus, I love the commenting system. Thanks for trooping hard and bringing us the best in the biz! (Oh, I probably should email Tony Hue again . . .)
Weebly, I’m so thankful to have a great website editor! Really happy to host my website with you guys.
Privy, Zotabox, and AddThis, you guys have amazing plug-ins and I love those widgets. My website looks like awesome because of you guys! Love you!
NewReleaseToday and Rapzilla, don’t stop! Keep bringing us the news! (And, NRT, thanks for the CD!)
To sixsteprecords, Bible Belles, and FlyBy Promotions for giving me review copies! Keep on trooping for Christ!
Cowboys, keep slammin’! #superbowl
Trent Blake, Liam Siegler, and Rachel Joy for your hard work for your various blogs, namely The Soldiers Of God. May God forever bless you for the hard work you guys put into it and for letting me interview you guys several times.
To the people who have taken time to pray for us, thank you so much. It means a lot to our family.
I can’t think of any other people to thank. I’m sure there are more that I can’t think of. I apologize and I thank you a ton for being awesome friends and troopers!
God’s mercies are new every year. 2016 was full of them, and so will 2017!
Lord, bring it on!
AND THANK YOU ALL FOR READING! I LOVE YOU! GOD BLESS!
And don’t stay up too late! LOL.
Hello again! I’m so happy you finished reading my post, and, boy, do I hope you liked it!