As we barrel toward the New Year, let’s pause a moment to take a look at the year in review. Here are your favorites and trends at KristiWoods.net for 2023 plus a few resources for a successful launch into the new year.
Keep watch in early 2024 for opportunities to join me in the areas of prayer and gratitude. (Subscribers, these will come to your inbox.)
Happy reading, grab the free printable listed near the end, and Happy New Year!
Top 7 Christian Blog Posts
- Top 10 Christian Fiction Books to Read this Year
- 10 Not-to-Miss Female Christian Fiction Authors
- Take These 9 Verses with You to the Beach this Summer
- A Graduation Prayer for My Daughter
- Don’t Miss These Best Christian Novels of the Year
- Pray These 3 Bold Prayers over Your College Student
- 3 Ways for Christians to be on Alert – Not Afraid
Top 3 Most Searched Queries
Here are the top 3 most searched queries at KristiWoods.net. Try searching them yourself and see what posts pop up.
- Christian Fiction Authors
- What Does the Bible Say About Grace
- Christian Authors Fiction
Popular Trending Search Queries
Here are the top three trending search queries.
Being watchful inched up the chart recently. Interesting!
I’ve added a link to the last search, as there’s a resonance with this one. Something to pay attention to as we pace into ’24.
- What Does the Bible Say About Grace?
- Best Christian Fiction Books
- How to be Watchful as a Christian
3 Ways for Christians to be on Alert – not Afraid
3 Christian Fiction Favorites
In A Christian Fiction Book Club, we read one novel per quarter. Here are the three top reads of 2023. (Come join us, too!)
|The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
By Sara Brunsvold
|The Words We Lost (A Fog Harbor Romance) – eBook
By Nicole Deese / Bethany House
|All Manner of Things
By Susie Finkbeiner / Revell
Top 2 Kristi Woods Etsy Studio Products
As more printables land in the Etsy Studio, here are the two most popular. (The #1 choice is probably my favorite, too.)
Folks are loving this 20-page printable. It’s a perfect resource to use for Bible study, journaling, prayer, and more as we head into the new year. Find it here.
Fear seems to be a battle these days, and folks are equipping themselves for the spiritual fight with resources like this study.
Book Releases in 2023
101 Prayers for Military Wives is in a category all its own, and a little skewed. (I authored one release in ’23. 🙂 But this was God’s project, so it simply cannot miss this list.
Our Father loves these women called military wives. They’re noticed, and He desires an authentic, deep relationship with them. You and I are key relayers of this message, helping spread the news by word of mouth, reposting on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter (X), or Facebook, or purchasing copies as gifts.
(Contact me here if you’re interested in purchasing copies to land in the hands of military wives.)
3 Subscriber Library Favorites
- Warfare Prayers & Scripture
- Bible Reading Plans
- Lost Stiletto (flash fiction)
How Do I Review My Year?
Do you take a look back at your year, noting where God has led, corrected, or provided? It’s always good to remember His footsteps in our lives. Here are a few suggestions.
Journals & Christian Planners
One of the ways I review my year is by flipping through my journal and rereading my notes. I also study my completed planner pages.
Time Capsule Year in Review Printable
My family gets a glimpse into their year in review through year-end time capsule questionnaires. We fill them out, tuck them away with the Christmas decorations, and then share them a few years later. We found it offers the most impact when each family member reads someone else’s response out loud to the group. Focus on the Family loved this idea so much, they included the idea in their magazine. You might love it too. If so, sign up and head over to the Subscriber Library where your copy awaits.
Prayer for the New Year
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As the calendar turns, take this helpful prayer with you. Happy New Year, friends, and thanks for being part of this year in review.