Retrospective Stray Thoughts

At the end of December the first couple of years I blogged, I did a look back at the first post from each month. In the course of looking through old posts, I found several favorites that I wanted to note as well, so I began making a list of first posts of the month plus favorites. I think this year I’ll just list a couple or three favorites rather than the first post of each month. I don’t know if anyone gets anything out of this except me, but I enjoy it. πŸ™‚

I hope you’ll forgive two retrospective posts in one day, with this and the look back at the top 10 books of 2010, but I wanted to get them both posted before the end of the year — which is tomorrow — and I already have the Friday’s Fave Five scheduled for tomorrow.


Thankful in everything.

Finding God’s Will For Your Life.


Spontaneity vs. scheduling.

Light Thoughts For a Dreary Day.


God’s Help For God’s Assignment.

The Face of Jesus.


Am I the only one who…?


Wanting things to be “perfect.”

The blessing of hymns.

An original poem...



Big changes coming

β€œFret not thyself because of evildoers.”



“What Keeps Us From Real Rest?”

A fond farewell from the ladies’ group.


Do You Have the Son?

β€œDavid encouraged himself in the LORD his God”


Exposing kids to evil.

In case he needs my prayers



Inner peace. (Not what you might think from the title. πŸ™‚ )

98 books and book series that have enriched my life.

The Gospel and Christian Fiction.


I guess it is time

The ministry of showers.


Christmas grief.

A Perfect Christmas.

That’s just the way I am.

I see I am woefully inconsistent in my capitalization…

I didn’t delve into Friday’s Fave Five posts — that has become kind of my round-up of what’s happened over the last week — or any other meme. I am sure I might have pulled a few favorites from there.

Sometimes it helps to go back and remind myself of things the Lord has taught me, and this look back through posts has been an exercise in that respect.

3 thoughts on “Retrospective Stray Thoughts

  1. I clicked on the links of the posts I thought I didn’t recognize and found that I had indeed read them — and even left intelligent comments! Imagine that!

    It has been a great year, Barbara. I am glad we spent it “together” and I am looking forward to the year ahead.

  2. Good idea. I remember being blessed by some of these posts!

    Each time I’ve moved my blog, I’ve looked at my past posts and thought either, “Boy, I used to be smarter”, or “Why on earth did I write THAT?” πŸ™‚

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