Welcome to My Daybook Online Journal. A weekly post here at The Littlest Way where I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day. Things like what I’m reading or listening to, eating, cleaning, and learning. These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life and I want to remember them. My prompts may change depending on season and circumstance.
Thanking God for…
::a little bit of rain, the ponds are getting low
::neighbor down the road feeling better
::beautiful revelations from the Lord
::our priest’s sweet heart
::the ladies in our Online Bible Study Community
::a new planner
::kids getting settled in new rooms
::all the new plant growth after I started spraying them with Thieves weekly!!!
Raise your hand if you’re praying hard for our country especially now!
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I had a conversation the other day about being broken. We talked about asking God to break us and specifically to break a prideful spirit. ❤️So good!❤️ The whole time during the conversation I was picturing something being broken in two, broken in half–divided, and I was feeling the trauma of it. But today when I looked at this picture from my recent roadtrip to Kansas, I saw broken from a different perspective. This two lane road is broken. The yellow line down the center breaks it into two parts for safety, for clarity, for direction. If this road were not broken, it would be chaotic and unsafe right? There would also not be a clear point on the horizon to move towards; no indication of a journey and a destination. That broken conversation…well, it didn’t end with simply talking about being broken; it ended with the prayer, the plea, to be broken *SO THAT* we could be pointed to God. 💭 “Don’t fight the breaking. Forget trying to appear strong. Be weak. Be vulnerable. Be broken. It’s in your weakness that you discover his strength. In your brokenness, that you find his blessing…The gospel is an invitation to come and die. Die to your sins. Die to your past. Die to your flesh. And die to your fears. It’s not a comfortable, half-hearted, part-time commitment to Christ. It’s a radical, daring submission to his will for your life.” –Dangerous Prayers
I am loving all things Brandon Lake, especially his acoustic versions. Here’s a new favorite, “There is a King.”
Bible in a Year: Your Daily Encounter with God
This is my “quantity” Bible to make sure I get the Word inside me each and every day.
Catholic Journaling Bible and the Inspire Catholic Bible NLT: The Bible for Coloring & Creative Journaling
These are my study and journaling Bibles.
Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You
This is such a great book; one that needs to be read slow and pondered deeply.
* I’ve written an ebook to guide you through the whys and hows to get started with Bible Journaling, Bible Journaling Tips, Inspiration and Permission, and to encourage and inspire you in your Bible journaling!
I’ve been sharing my notes from my daily Bible reading over on Instagram each day. I start with the question, “Have you read your Bible today?” I try to keep them short, sweet, tot he point, and simple to understand.
Around the House…
A couple of weeks ago I cleaned all the windows inside and out, except for the bedrooms on the othered of the house. Wow! What a difference! I’m feeling the need to purge some more, which is funny because compared to lots of people, we don’t keep a lot of stuff around.
This school year got off to a bumpy start, as I know many did. Even though we’ve been homeschooling forever, we switched the way we do it this year and the learning curve has been steep! And bumpy! On the days I remember to grab my people and oil them up and run all the diffusers, things seem to more smoothly.
In the Kitchen…
It’s chilly so that means chili! Plus we need to use up the very last of the venison from last season. Between Chris and the kids we usually end up with 3-4 deer a year and that lasts us a year. It has been lasting a little longer this year because I talked Chris into butchering one of his cows for me♥
Here are some essential oil conversation snippets I’ve had the past week:
–make sure you’re using your Endoflex roller bottle I gave you to keep your adrenal glands healthy under all the stress
–did you try Lavender
–I can either put Cedarwood on you so you’ll go to sleep or I can smother you with your pillow
–put a drop of Orange in your hands and take a big whiff, you’ll feel better
–have you tried Thieves
–I use a drop of Nutmeg on the arches of my feet before bed to help my adrenal glands
–did you use your Endoflex roller bottle this morning
–you smell Vetiver, I just took a hot, Epsom Salt and Vetiver bath
–that’s my Cold Bomb roller bottle you smell
(I used to purchase my essential oils from Amazon or Edens Garden instead of a distributor. You can read my thoughts on why here, “Where I’m From…” I’ve since decided I don’t have the time or resources to properly educate myself on using the oils to their fullest potential. That’s why I signed up with Young Living under a former Family Practice Physician.)