Welcome to my weekly post, Daybook Online Journal here at The Littlest Way. This is a post 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 and cleaning and learning…These are the small moments that make up my blessed daily life; and I want to remember them. I would love to read your Daybook Online Journal, just leave it in the comments section below. You can use my prompts or make up your own to include items important to you; mine change depending on season and circumstance.
Daybook Online Journal
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Thanking God for…
::Christmas money coming in the mail the day before I have to take my car into the mechanic
::warm hand made quilts to snuggle under when I have a cold
::children who ask me if I need anything
::kids at the table coloring Nativity pieces while singing along to Christmas music
::all my thoughts and inspirations coming together while I shower, lol!
::nebulizer on hand for middle of the night breathing treatments
There is a small prayer thread going on over on my Instagram account. Join us?
A cold has me down today so I’m making good use of my down time. I’m reading two lovely photography books, I plan on writing some posts and working on a Bible study idea I want to write. I’m continuing to work on my Lara Casey Powersheets as I look towards 2016. And trying to figure out the best way to get myself organized…in a good routine…not mentally and physically haphazard and running from urgent to urgent, one child or chore to the next…or just retreating to avoid the feeling of being totally overwhelmed by all that is before me. Instead, I want to cultivate intention in a large, busy, and noisy family. I worry to Chris that I feel like I have no memory and he gently reminds me my mind is constantly scattered with the 8 other people I share my day to day with…in addition to myself and my goals and dreams. I need better intention in the care of my home, our school, and the heart, mind and soul of each of the eternal souls–the blessed 8 other people who live under this same roof…while still maintaining space to create, in writing words and taking pictures, which are necessary for my own heart, mind and soul. Have a blessed Saturday friends! “Photography is an art and a science, but it’s also a way of life. Taking photographs nurtures your ability to see detail and appreciate beauty in both obvious and unlikely places. Photographing your experiences gives you a greater appreciation for all that you have – – friends and family quiet moments and celebrations.” (Beyond Snapshots) Temporary link in profile.
Gosh, what am I NOT pondering right now?
::why my fingers are swelling at night
::when I need to sigh Veronica up for the NCAA Clearinghouse
::how can she play with the highscool homeschool team and her competitive team
::Bernadette going to Florida
::shutter speed on my camera
::what these little fly things are I see every so often in my house and where are they coming from
::how to do a better job living liturgically in 2016
::the best format for a women’s Bible study book
::why I don’t drink enough water
I listened to this song from Lennon and Maisy, That’s What’s Up. I haven’t listened to it in a while; It reminds me of my best friend Laurie.
My large print Bible
Not so much Bible journaling although I guess it just depends. In October I wrote for 31(ish) days on Bible Quotes. I’m working right now on turning that into a Bible study! Pray my vision is God’s will and it comes together nicely.
Around the House…
Well, most of us are battling colds so you can image the impact that has on the house. Hopefully we get over this in the next day or so then we can tackle the house full force before Christmas.
In the Kitchen…
See above and imagine the impact that has had in the kitchen. Again, hopefully we recover quickly. Our Christmas Eve tradition is yummy snacky food in the evening before Midnight Mass. What is your Christmas Eve tradition?
Our Domestic Church…
It needs to be cleaned! I need to order candles now while many places are offering free shipping. We have candles blessed on February 2 for the Feast of the Presentation or Candlemas Day. Someone emailed the other day telling me she had just completed RCIA and entered the Church last Easter. She was looking for Bible study suggestions. In my response, I also encouraged her to learn more about our faith and the Domestic Church; RCIA, even if a good program (and many are not) can only cover so much. Our faith is so rich and deep…thousands of years old and steeped in beautiful traditions meant to help us live in closer union with Christ day in–day out. We can never exhaust learning about the faith.
October, November and December are tough months on our budget; this happens every year. Chris and I will sit down and remake our budget in the next couple of weeks to compensate for these months.
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