What were the most popular Faith Barista Posts of 2010? Today, I share The Top 10 List along with some personal faves.
The year is closing and I want to say a special thanks to you — the readers and friends — who have unwrapped the gift of words together here.
Between the hours, under the glow of a digital screen, we shared a love for Christ and faith in the Everyday. Beyond the daily grind, we looked underneath the surface. We have delved, fallen, soared — explored and encouraged.
To close out the year, I peeked into my stats, to serve up the Top Faith Barista Posts of 2010.
Top 10 Faith Barista Posts, By Most Page Views
1. What Does Your Name Mean? A Name Between Two Lovers
2. Going Off Script: Finding My Story
3. Fill That Glass Half Full: The Golden Rules Of Fearless Living
4. Special Blend Interview: Pete Wilson Finds God’s Best Work In Plan B
6. The Phone Call: Dial F For Faith
7. The Golden Rules of Rejection
8. What To Do When Your God-sized Dream Stalls
9. My Skeptical Heart: Letting Go of Worry
10. Feeling God’s Pleasure or Pressure
Top 10 Faith Barista Posts, By Most Comments
1. What Does Your Name Mean? A Name Between Two Lovers
2. Special Blend Interview: Pete Wilson Finds God’s Best Work In Plan B
3. Rewriting History — Going Off Script
4. The Phone Call: Dial F For Faith
5. What To Do When Your God-sized Dream Stalls
6. The Greatest Christmas Dilemma
8. The Dangers of Complicating Christmas
9. Thanking God For Everyday Life and Dark Nights
10. Birth Certificate — Going Off Script
Some Personal Faves – Reads By Other Faith Bloggers
Making this list was tough. Too many posts that were good, for so many reasons. I finally made peace by selecting the Top 16 reads that personally spoke to my faith journey this year.
Here is a partial list — Be sure to enjoy. Their words are poured hot and fresh. Many of them serve up posts often here on Thursdays, as Faith Barista Jam bloggers.
She said —
1. Holley Gerth @Heart to Heart: When You Don’t Know The Next Step
2. Emily Freeman @Chatting At The Sky: Light At The End of the Tunnel
3. Lisa @Lisa Notes: Take Time Not To Hurry
4. Melissa Brotherton: What Are You Waiting For?
5. Joy @Joy In This Journey: Do Not Worry About Tomorrow
6. HisFireFly: His Christmas Wish
7. Amy @OrdinarilyExtraordinary: Affirmation and Validation
8. Katy @B’ahava: Letting Go Of Worry
He said —
1. Pete Wilson @Without Wax: I Hate Writing
2. Billy Coffey @What I Learned Today: Losing What’s Important
3. Jon Acuff @Stuff Christians Like: Going Back
4. Glynn Young @Faith, Friends, Fiction: What Might Have Been, or What-If?
5. Ed Cyzewski @In A Mirror Dimly: Discovering God’s Purpose
6. Jason Stasyszen @Connecting To Impact: The Potter, The Pitcher, The Purpose
7. David Rupert @Red Letter Believers: Advent For Aliens
8. Jake @Very Much Later: Gratitude: In Which I Write About Being Annoyed
… And the list goes on and on…
Thank you for a year of kindness, dear friends! With each cup of faith brewed, I’ve received so much more in return. The journey has been sweeter, sharing an aim to find faith in our days together.
Thanks most of all, to our Lord Jesus, who is the Ultimate Faith Barista, who knows the exact words — the brew, the blend, the fragrance — to attract and renew us in our days.
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:21
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couldn’t decide, so i posted two….thanks for your lists – i have a few days before school starts back and plan to spend them reading!
.-= kendal´s last blog ..i have come that =-.
Happy New Year, Kendal! Thanks for your two!
Thanks for hosting this list of faves. I look forward to reading them and am also excited about the theme of fresh faith discoveries in the new year. God bless 🙂
That would be AWESOME! Blessings right back!
Thanks, Bonnie for including my post. You have spent an entire year encouraging others — and I hope receiving encouragement in return. Thank you!
.-= Glynn´s last blog ..John Herricks From the Dead =-.
So awesome to have you in the jams this year!
Wow, what a list. You had some tremendous posts this year and I have been blessed to read, respond, and reflect with you. Thank you also for including my post here. That is such an honor! Thank you Bonnie for being such a great encouragement. Blessings!
.-= jasonS´s last blog ..Everyday Testimony Project =-.
Excited for your new year, Jason!
I feel like I got a belated Christmas present! First of all, because it’s always nice to know someone appreciates what you write and that it’s impacted someone other than yourself (I swear God had me start a blog just so I’d pay more attention to Him). Secondly, I had forgotten about that post and Josh’s song. So, once again I was reminded that I don’t have to have it all together before I come to Him. Thanks for the encouragement and community you’ve cultivated here this year, Bonnie. I’m so glad I met you and all of the wonderful people who congregate here. Praying that this coming year is one of discovery and blessing for you!
.-= Melissa Brotherton´s last blog ..Thoughts from the Pot- The Random Musings of a Husband =-.
Loved that post of yours Melissa. God is gonna keep using that beautiful heart of yours!
What a blessing to see one of my posts on your list! You have been a gradet encourager through the past year and I pray I am able to speak words of life to you as well.
May this new year find us following the path our Lord sets before each of us, in step and in His perfect timing.
.-= HisFireFly´s last blog ..Life thrives =-.
You have! Wonderful place your write from, HisFireFly.
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I do like your list of faves. You are so right there are so many wonderful posts in the jams. See you next Thurs. We’re on vacay! Yay!
.-= Jeri @godsdreamsforme´s last blog ..This Christmas – Definitely More than Just Special =-.
See you, Jeri! Wonderful to kick off a new year together!
You are always such an encouragement! I am so honored to be on your list. Thank you.
.-= Amy Nabors´s last blog ..Active =-.
Happy New Year, Amy!
What an honor to make it to your top ten 🙂 Thank you, Bonnie. I hope your white space is all you long for this week!
.-= emily freeman´s last blog ..a walk at the end of the year =-.
As you know, it is what makes my soul breathe. Hugs, Emily!
Happy New Year girl!!:)
Happy New Year, Kelli!
It’s been a fantastic find to find Faith Barista in 2010.
Best wishes in this new year.
My encouragement is this, “Winter is the time when the trees dream. And so can we.”
.-= Lisa Colón DeLay´s last blog ..HA! Poetry in Motion- Sumo Style =-.
Thanks for your encouraging quote, Lisa!
Bonnie, thank so much for stopping to read my blog and for your words of encourgement! I hope that your Christmas was “merry and bright”. 🙂 As Always, love your wonderful posts!
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Im Soooo Excited!! =-.
I had a fantastic one! Thanks, Jennifer!
I don’t know that I could pick just one as a favorite that you wrote this year. It seems that so many of them spoke to me and helped me get through the year this year. Hope you have a great 2011.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Goals for 2011 =-.
Happy New Year, Katie! You’ve weathered so much and have been a blessing!
Happy New Year!! I certainly have enjoyed reading your posts this past year. Blogging is a wonderful way to connect. Incredible to see how God uses it in so many ways.
Hope you have a blessed year and look forward to further reading your thoughts 🙂
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..New Year – Time for Goal Setting =-.
Happy New Year, Rachel! So happy we connected last year!
I love all your titles. What fun!
.-= JDaniel4’s Mom´s last blog ..Muffin Tin Monday- New Years Eve Meal =-.
Thanks for stopping by. Time is precious, so I appreciate your visit.
Happy New Year 🙂 ! One of my favorites you wrote this year is “Never Been Kissed”, I shared and keep sharing that article with my friends, I really like it! From other blogs I’ve several favorites written by Holley Gerth.
I look forward to continue reading your great writings, they’re a blessing.
.-= Jessica Olivares´s last blog ..crazyfaith- Just dont give up- dont give in- if you dont quit you win Everything is in my hand- is gonna be alright- is gonna be ok onething2010 =-.