**2015 Updated** ~ I added some new links to old categories like Parenting, Sam's World and Church Life. I also created a brand new list for post about living in community.
So grab a cup of coffee, have a seat and do a little reading. And then be sure to let me hear back from you...it helps me to learn and grow when you share what you've learned.


About a month ago there was a little glitch with the blog. As in it was gone and I was in panic mode. I didn't realize how much of myself I was putting into it and out there.  Suddenly I was facing the reality that all of the time and effort I had put into this blog for the last eighteen months could possibly be wiped out.

Let me just say that it was a new understanding of the idea of how fleeting and vain everything is. (Can I get an amen, Solomon?) Thought and work had gone into a bunch of the posts and the idea of losing them, and starting completely over, was disheartening to say the least. Thankfully my beloved worked a little cyber magic, and voila! The blog was back from the dark hole it had fallen into.

I don't think I have an over inflated ego, and I know I have not written stuff never before heard of. But several post have gotten some attention and started some rather interesting conversations in the real world as well as online. So to help kind of keep track of different ones that people seem to have the most interest in I've made this post with a topical listing of the most viewed posts. I hope it will be helpful if you want to pin or ear mark something talked about on here or to share with someone.

Husbands and Wives
The Hospitable Wife
Regarding the Wife
Hospitable Grace ~ What Our Husbands Need

Courtship:
Guarding Hearts Part One
Guarding Hearts Part Two
Guarding Hearts Part Three
Some Questions Have Come Up

Parenting:
Just You Wait
Loving God is Best
A Garden of Yeses
To Share or Not To Share
Sometimes
Baby Wise

Living In Community:
Stepping Into Community
Despising the Gift
What We Carry Around
Why I Should Be Critical
The Mess of Community
Room For Forgiveness
The Cost of Hospitality

Godly Womanhood:
What It Means To Be Woman
I Mean It
Pretty As A Pig Snout~Thoughts on Modesty
The Burden of Life
What To Do With Rocks
How Wisdom Decorates a Home
Created in His Image
Story People

House Keeping
Housekeeping 101
Without Shame

Church Life:
Training Children For Worship Part One
Training Children For Worship Part Two
Union With Christ ~ A Few Thoughts on Liturgy
Equal Need

The response from everyone on the posts about our journey with autism was surprising.  I hope they will continue to be encouraging for those who are walking that same path.

Sam's World and Autism:
Sam's World
Our Story
How We Deal With Autism
What We Do
It's Gluten Free
Not What You'd Expect
I'm Not Ready
Self Awareness
A Little Clarification
Sam's World ~ It's Extreme

For a while I was posting a recipe every week on Mondays. I'm not sure I'll continue that in the year ahead because honestly, we've eaten so much over the holidays that I cannot even muster up an interest in food right now. But these are the most pinned and shared recipes.

Recipes:
Feta Dip
Brussels Sprouts
Homemade Apple Sauce
Coffee Punch
Sweet or Savory Scones
Lemon Brownies aka Yucky Bars
Avocado Salad
Ooey Gooey Nutella Cake
The #1 most viewed (over 800 views) and the most pinned recipe:
Hawaiian Sweet Roll Ham and Cheese Sliders
Pineapple Casserole
One of the things that I love about blogging is the online community that you can connect with through linking parties. A linking party is where one blog will provide a place for other bloggers to link a particular blog post on a particular subject. One of my absolute favorite link parties happens every Sunday and it's simply people linking up a photograph with a Scripture verse. I love scrolling through early in the morning with that first cup of coffee and seeing the beautiful images people have paired with a Bible verse. Some of them are truly stunning and encouraging. Here are a few of mine that people seemed to like. (You can find some of mine and some from other people that I liked here.)

Sunday Mornings:
Numbers 6:24-26
Job 38:4-11
Psalm 119:103
Psalm 30:11-12
Proverbs 4:23
Proverbs 3:13
Isaiah 40:8
2 Corinthians 5:17

So there you go. A not so comprehensive list of things I've blogged in the last year and a half. I've no idea exactly what direction the blog is going to take in the year ahead; it certainly doesn't look anything like I thought it would when I started. But whatever it looks like I hope that God is pleased by it and you enjoy it.



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