Our first snowfall of the season fell yesterday, about five inches. I love the sunlight after a snow storm. Delicious.
Looking back on a year of writing on this blog, there are a few posts that stand out for me. There was a post in February that listed 41 Things I Love About My Wife. Next year we will celebrate 14 years of marriage. In April I blogged a long quote from Frederick Buechner on Every Man Is a Mystic. His little book of sermons called The Magnificent Defeat was a beautiful thing to read. In October I wrote brief reflection on a reading from the gospels, Death Is a Small Thing. There were also a number of posts about walking, which was a key life change for me this year.
The most popular post by far this year, as usual, was a sermon on Blind Bartimaeus, followed by a sermon on Doubting Thomas, both of which are under the Sermons tab above. The most popular non-sermon post (again) was one I wrote on James Sire. A post on A New Name For God got minor attention on the Christian Century Blogs network I belong to.
Parts of this year I do not want to look back on because of embarrassment, although they tended to make me a better person. I am grateful for how the Spirit weaves all the strands together in a tapestry. With St Paul now I want to forget what is behind and lean toward what is ahead. (Philippians 3:13)