Best of 2016

The Best of 2016 (According to You!)

Maybe you’ve heard that philosophical brain teaser: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

Good luck with that one.

The writer’s version is this: “If I write a post and no one reads it, was it worth writing?”

My answer is, “Probably not!” That’s why I am so thankful for you, and that you take the time to read my musings every Monday.

As we close out 2016 together here is a collection of my 7 most popular posts. It’s like cold pizza. I love cold pizza! Maybe more like twice-baked potatoes or red flannel hash… or maybe I should stop searching for an analogy.

The truth is, maybe you missed them the first time around or won’t mind reading them a second. In any case, enjoy! And if you do, share it with a friend.

What is Heaven Like?

If you haven’t pondered that question for a while, you will. When someone you love pass away, you get bad news from the doctor or there is some other jarring event in your life – all of a sudden you’re reminded that life is short and eternity is long…

3 Questions That Will Guilt You into Greatness

Guilt gets a bad rap in our culture. And yet there is no more powerful force to shape our thinking for good or bad. These questions are hard ones to ask and even harder to answer, but they may force you to be a better, happier human being. And what’s wrong with that?

Why We Talk about the Weather

In a complicated world, sometimes it’s the simplest things that have meaning. I think of Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman. Richard Gere’s character has been lost in the maze of big business deals. The turning point in his life is taking his shoes off in Central Park and walking barefoot in the grass. Our daily banter about the weather may just do that for you…

Avoid These 4 Relationship Mistakes

Relationships are complicated! That’s especially true for introverts like me, but it also means that I have learned much through many failures. In this post I share with you what I’ve learned. The great thing about relationships is that they all follow the same rules, so apply what you learn here to your marriage, your friendships or your boss…

The 5 Fruits of Forgiveness

It took me years to learn that forgiving people is more for me than for them. Forgiveness is alike a door with a thousand locks, but it opens to a thousand possibilities. Here are 5 of them…

The Myth of Quality Time

There are some things that can’t be rationed. Toilet paper comes to mind… time is another. True, you can budget time in such a way that you use it wisely, but some things – the important things – just take time. This post shares 3 secrets to making the most of your time…

4 Reasons to Dream Those Childhood Dreams

There are two kinds of dreams: those that happen in your sleep and those you live while you’re awake. It’s this second kind, the real ones, that we can control. Here are 4 reasons not to give up on them…


I hope you enjoy this rewind, and as you look toward another year, I wish you all the very best.

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