Yesterday I shared the top 10 most popular posts from 2013. The funny thing is, the posts that get the most clicks are rarely the ones that I love the most or poured my heart into. So here’s a few of the posts that I’m most proud of from 2013. If you didn’t read them the first time around, I hope you’ll enjoy them now!
1. Praying with Your Feet: “Sometimes I make the mistake of separating my spiritual life from my vocation as a wife and mother. I see my children as distractions from prayer and spirituality, rather than an opportunity to love God.”
2. What Happened to Christian Art? (Why Is CCM so Awful?): This one stirred up some controversy, but I stand by what I wrote. And I have a post in the works with an extensive list of “good music” resources.
3. Catholicism: Empowering Women for 2000 Years: (The Blessed Virgin Mary: Part I of the series)
5. Breastfeeding in Public, Hungry Babies, and Pope Francis: It’s simple: Please give your hungry child something to eat!
6. 10 Things I Love About Flannery O’Connor: Her childhood triumph of teaching a chicken to walk backwards and more.
7. Stop Doing, Start Being: Learning how to be a mother. Even if it means not accomplishing anything.
8. A Picture of the Incarnation on my Kitchen Floor: When my husband loves me the way Jesus does.
9. Flannery O’Connor’s Violent Grace: Daniel’s brilliant post about blood, gore, and God’s love.
10. Introducing the Hens: Probably had more fun with this post than any other. A chicken photo shoot is funny. Especially if you’re 10 months pregnant and trying to chase them.
What was your favorite post of 2013?
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