Best of 2010

Well, 2011 is upon us. I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year. Our New Years Eve was pretty quiet since the baby and I have been really sick. It was the first New Years Eve that we didn't take advantage of living in one of the BEST cities in Europe for celebrate the new year. Seriously, Prague knows how to do New Years Eve! Anyway, as is customary at this time of year, Bryan and I have been spending lots of time reflecting on the past year and dreaming about this future year. As part of my own personal reflection I thought it would be fun to put together this best of 2010 post instead of just my common best of the month post. It was really interesting to look back and see what I wrote about this year. In past years I've written a lot about theology and Ecclesiology, but this year was a bit different. Although I did write some in those categories I wrote a lot more about food and health and, well, parenting. Which all makes sense seeing as there were some big changes in my life in those areas in this year.

As I look back I also feel really grateful for all of you wonderful readers. Sometimes it boggles my mind to think that so many people actually want to read my random little thoughts and even take the time to leave me such sweet, helpful, encouraging and challenging comments. You all really do call me to more and I am thankful for you!

Well, I hope you enjoy this look back as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

5 Most Popular Posts written in 2010:

  1. Beet Kvass
  2. Lots of Ways to Cook an Oat
  3. Sugar Part IV: Natural Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
  4. Sugar Part III: Refined White Sugar
  5. Make Way for Whey

9 Personal Favorites Written in 2010:

  1. Eating “Weeds”: My first Urban Foraging Experience
  2. My Kitchen’s a Mess But My Bread Basket is Full
  3. My 5th Wedding Anniversary
  4. Why We Moved to Prague: We are Existential Migrants
  5. Reasons for Going to Church
  6. How I’d Like to Celebrate Halloween in the Future
  7. Love and Fear Dance Together
  8. Love Grows
  9. Sustainable Organic Farming in Prague: An Interview

5 Most Popular Recipes written in 2010:

  1. Beet Kvass
  2. Lots of ways to cook an oat
  3. Making a Sourdough Starter
  4. Spring Time Green Pasta
  5. Cheesecake A healthy dessert

3 Personal Favorite Recipes written in 2010:

  1. Pumpkin Pie
  2. Sick Busting Super Soup
  3. Quinoa Rainbow Salad

3 Most Popular Prayers written in 2010:

  1. All Saints Day
  2. Liturgy for Marriage
  3. A Prayer for Solstice, A Prayer for Advent

Personal Favorite Prayer written in 2010:

Two Prayers for Two Very Different Days

2 Most Popular Yoga Routines written in 2010:

  1. Yoga and Prayer: Breathe in, Breathe out
  2. Yoga and Prayer: Playful Balance

5 Most Popular Posts about Parenting written in 2010:

  1. Traveling with a 9 Month Old: What to Pack
  2. Traveling with a 9 Month Old: Dealing with Jet Lag
  3. Weaning Part V: When to Stop Breastfeeding
  4. Letting go of Mommy Ideals
  5. Nursing in Public: A Little Story

3 Personal Favorite Posts from Guest Bloggers in 2010 (in no particular order):

  1. Summer Eating
  2. Nurturing Creativity in Children
  3. The God Who is Not Embarrassed

Top Referring Sites for 2010:

  1. Food Renegade
  2. Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
  3. A Nourishing Home
  4. Kelly The Kitchen Kop

A Look Even Farther Back…

6 Personal Favorites written in 2009:

  1. Thaddeus' Birth Story
  2. Blessing for My Son
  3. God as Nurturing Mother
  4. Pain and Hope
  5. Prayers from the Cross
  6. There goes Christ

Happy 2011 Everyone!

Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman