Welcome to my weekly Sunday post, Daybook Online Journal. 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. If you blog, please link up below with your Daybook Online Journal post. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, just leave your “post” in the comments. 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: After the Rain
Thanking God for…
::thoroughly scrubbing the house down on Friday
::green beginning to peek through the brown
::chickens wandering around all day long
::new baby calves
::a neighbor hands on teaching Luke about cattle
::the Guineas cackling
::a slow weekend
::all the ways Chris helps me to be a better person
I am praying for those who do the hard things that often go unseen. You know, the things that make your lip quiver, your stomach flip and the name of Jesus the only words you can muster. Or the hard things that are just assumed to be the normal parts of everyday life that aren’t noticed until they aren’t done. I admire the determination to do the hard things to get to the good. I am also praying for introverts. It’s hard to be one sometimes and even harder to be misunderstood.
I’m pondering 3 year olds and almost 17 year olds and everyone in between…late nights when teens come alive and early mornings when toddlers come alive…mom time with children and Jenny time with Chris…temper tantrums and silent treatments…Lent and Life…the difference between happiness and joy and the contentment in contradiction.
John Denver radio on Pandora. I’ve enjoyed Our House, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce.
Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
So I’ve continued this past week using one of my other Bibles for Bible journaling. I will be posting later on how I’ve been using my Ignatius Press Bible and my large print Bible.
I have decided I’m not a “draw-er” and I am totally ok with that. As far as creative Bible journaling, I am a fan of hand lettering or using stamps and stickers. I’m also always a fan of just plain ‘ol writing for journaling.
Around the House…
Friday we had a major house clean–good stuff. Then Friday night we had a moment of little guy anger which resulted in a slammed door–a no-no–which knocked off some old window panes I have from my grandparents house sitting on the top of a book case. There was glass EVERYWHERE and the panes also broke a chair that was sitting beneath them. I’m on the look out for a new chair and my living room floor was spotless as of Friday night due to so much sweeping and re-sweeping.
In the Kitchen…
Oh gracious, could someone just please come plan, shop and cook for me for a while. The rut is deep and wide my friends. Except for! Leo wanted S’mores for his birthday cake…those don’t take place in the kitchen but still worthy of mentioning.
Our Domestic Church…
This Thursday is the Feast of St Joseph so we will do something special for Chris.
Link up your Daybook Online Journal or share in the comments!
Jessica Ballard says
This is a very sweet post. Thank you for opening up and for sharing at small victories sunday linkuph
Feeling your pain about meals. I just sat down and planned for the next (almost) two weeks because I have to go to the butcher shop today. It feels so good to know what’s planned — why do I always put it off?
So sorry about your glass accident. We have people who slam doors, too, and it usually is just habit. I make her (because it’s usually the youngest) come back, come in, close the door, open the door and go out again closing quietly. It’s a pain for me to stop and do that every time she slams, but it’s a bigger pain for her because she’s usually in a hurry to do something when she slams.
This door slam was a little brother making a point to big brother…ugh! I usually plan weekly, but even that is just a chore right now. I need to change my attitude about it.
Wow, beautiful and powerfully written post! I love how close you are to God and your family! Thanks for sharing!
bobbi @ revolution of love says
I’m so glad you are doing the Daybook link ups again. 🙂 I could relate to your pondering. My oldest is only 13 but my youngest also 3 and I am just now seeing the difference of mothering littles and the uncharted territory of teens. It’s a little nerve wracking!
Definitely nerve wracking! I have to keep reminding myself God knew all this and planned it according to His good will for me and these children.
Thanking God for…
Souls of those departed, resignation to the will of God, patience in adversity, healing for my children
Failure and my perception of it as it relates to my day to day.
Yummy, Yucky ~ over and over
In the Kitchen…
Burning out. Burning food. May I echo yours to a tee?
Our Domestic Church…
I have missed mass for 3 weeks in a row. Feeling very weak.
Prayers for you Michelle.
I think that is such a lovely idea, journalling the big, small and all the in between. Sorry to hear about your window panes. I’m glad nobody was hurt by the falling glass.
I feel your pain on the kitchen rut! I’ve had to take to Pinterest and my cookery books to find inspiration lately xx
Oh my gracious we are so fortunate no one was hurt! One of my daughters was sitting on the ledge of the fireplace and thanks be to God no glass hit her.
I love you emails!
Thank you so much Janis for such sweet words.