Friday, December 30, 2011

7 Quick Takes- best posts of 2011

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Okay. Lots of people are listing some of the most popular posts from their blogs during 2011, so I'll do the same. But My Soul Isn't Filled with Evils!  was written shortly after this blog began. It explained what to do with a  sorrowing psalm when your personal life has you feeling deliriously happy.
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Maybe it was just the clever, nostalgic title, but when this post said that Night Prayer was like Goodnight, Moon for Grownups, everyone went to look at it.
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One of my better ventures into apologetics was Talk About Graven Images!
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It's a little disconcerting when I get tons of  pageviews for posts that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Divine Office. But this minimalist birthday cake that I made for my son must have inspired lots of moms out there to get in touch with their inner Lazy Homemaker.
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Sometimes we don't even know where to get started with basic petitionary prayers. This post explains how the Holy Spirit helps us out with that. Another Pentecost-related post got lots of traffic because I mentioned Charlotte's Web in the title.
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My personal experience and  reflections on Padre Pio, done for his feastday, moved lots of readers. The topic of Venus and Mars praying together  was reassuring to spouses who weren't doing joint extemporaneous prayer sessions on a regular basis.
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Just about anything written about the New Missal was of interest to Catholics in November, and  this little craft piece  on updating one's breviary with scissors paste and a monthly devotional magazine saw lots of traffic. The big winner in December was about a quote from Isaiah that celebrates overpopulation.
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