Favorite Posts of 2016

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Another end-of-year activity I like to do is look back through old blog posts. Not so much the “just chatting,” book reviews, memes, laudable linkage, or even the Friday Fave Fives posts (though the FFF posts are by their very nature favorites!) But the ones where I wrestled through an issue or shared something God was teaching me.

January:

4 Reasons to Face the New Year Without Fear.

I’m an Older Woman…So Now What?

February:

Our Church Ladies Booklet.

March:

To the Shy.

April:

The Value of Housework.

May:

Fleeting Pleasures, Eternal Joys.

My Father, My King.

Uncontrolled Reactions.

Christians With Political Differences.

June:

Receiving Criticism.

Summer.

Bible Verses For Caregivers.

July:

Nursing Wounds.

But That’s Not My Spiritual Gift!

August:

Bookcases (Nothing profound here – I just enjoyed sharing them. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Communicating With God as a Person.

September:

Across the Will of Nature.

Going to a Church With Problems.

Those Perfect Friends.

Principles For Interpreting the Bible.

October:

Thankful For God’s Protection.

The Introvert in Assisted Living.

A God We Don’t Understand.

November:

Ornaments For Timothy. Again, not a deep one, but a pleasant memory.

Thoughts on the Election.

“Edgy” Christian Fiction.

December:

When God Wants Me To Do Something I Don’t Want To Do.

Interestingly (at least to me), according to my WordPress stats, the top ten posts they say got the most views do not contain any posts from this year. At first that makes me wonder if my day-to-day readership has dropped off. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I think it means that some of these show up in search engines, so are viewed a lot that way. Those top ten are:

  1. Coping when husband is away.
  2. Christmas devotional reading.
  3. What does it mean to magnify the Lord?
  4. Through Gates of Splendor.
  5. Thanksgiving reading.
  6. A Passion for Thee.
  7. C. S. Lewis on love.
  8. Transverse Myelitis.
  9. Paul Harvey on fathers.
  10. When God Is Near.

I don’t know a way to look at the stats for just this year’s posts, but it looks like the one with the most views is I’m an Older Woman…So Now What?

I don’t know if this is of any interest to anyone but myself, but I like to reminiscence on the year plus see what other readers found most helpful.

I’ve enjoyed this blogging year and am looking forward to the next. Thanks so much to YOU for reading and commenting! It’s a major encouragement, and I have been so blessed by the blogging friendships we’ve made along the way.

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3 thoughts on “Favorite Posts of 2016

  1. An interesting compilation, Barbara, especially compared with what was calculated as top posts. My favorites are those you’ve written about caring for your mother-in-law, whether your own experience or books you reviewed.

    In the last several years since WordPress changed the admin page, I haven’t been there to look at anything and feel like I can barely function. I just pull down a new entry, set the category, insert text/photos, and publish.

  2. I love your blog, Barbara! It always has variety, warmth, and family, books (but of course), and I guess my favorite is when you take a sticky topic and tackle it from different viewpoints–like looking at it through the facets of a prism. Always biblical, and always thought provoking. I look forward to your 2017 year!

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