This was a week for prolific blog writing, it seems! There were many, many, lovely reflections and recollections of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And then in the following days, we gals continued to be reflective about many things. Two themes in particular stood out for me – one was a really interesting variety of “best of 2014” posts, and the other was a recurring theme of babies. This was partly due to so many family gatherings happening during the week, but also because, it seems, Christ’s coming in the form of a tiny babe seems to draw us to the babes around us, bringing both joy and sorrow, depending on our own experiences and longings. Here’s a sampling of posts reflecting both themes, with so many others also out there to read in your spare time!

Best of…… in 2014

Most Read Posts from Dreaming Beneath the Spires

Best Books of 2014

The most-read Tribal Church posts 

2014 Favorites

Year-End Pop Culture Roundup 2014 

Favorite Discoveries of 2014

All About Babes

Post Christmas Fun

Between Child-Free and Childless at Christmas 

Something Else for Our Princess