Welcome to the Daybook. 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. I would love to read your Daybook, 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.
Thanking God for…
::lovely weekend weather
::making Baked Potato soup for Veronica’s birthday dinner
::time–the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years we are gifted
::good spiritual reading
::homeschooling–even the hardest of days
Do you remember me mentioning Chris and I beginning a 9-week Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe? Y’all, let me tell you it is a powerful novena!
Also, if you’re wondering what to do for Lent…if you’re wondering what to do about our Nation…if you’re wanting to do something to dig deeper into your spiritual life…if you’re wanting to spiritually prepare for the 100th anniversary of the Apparations at Fatima, you might be a great candidate for Ninevah 90.
Tools for Ninevah 90
“Purpose is a verb. It is the active way in which you impact the world.”
Purpose is my One Word for the Year.
Chris is in the office with me getting our tax stuff together. The kids are watching “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Lucy the dog is barking at Coyotes. The dryer is tumbling. Musically I’m listening to “Oceans.” Here’s a Youtube video of the song but I’m blessed to hear it played live on a piano from my Anna.
The Hour That Changes the World: A Practical Plan for Personal Prayer
Although not written by a Catholic author, I’m halfway in and nothing has been anti-Catholic. In fact, although the author’s idea of confession does not involve the Sacrament of Penance, his observation and use of scripture is very good.
“Confession is not optional to spiritual growth. Through Isaiah God told His people, ‘Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.’ (Isaiah 59:2)” And, “During your times of confession especually be on guard for little things–those unseen sins that grow to cause such severe damage.” Of course we know these little, unseen sins to be venial sins and we need to be on the watch for them as we go through our examination of conscience.
Around the House…
I’m thinking a 40 Bags in 40 Days sounds like a good thing this Lent–so good I may start early!
In the Kitchen…
I am committed to making a meal plan and sticking with it this week. Breakfast is the hardest for me, followed by lunch. I do pretty well on dinners.
Chris’ allergies are starting to bother him plus the flu is rampant in our area right now so I’m diffusing and rubbing Fighting Five on people. You can read here why I choose to buy my oils from Amazon instead of through a distributor.
The Littlest Way
I appreciate your grace these past two weeks. I’m here, I’m listening, I’m writing, I working on something for you for Lent.
Our Domestic Church…
The 14th is obviously the Feast of St. Valentine and Saturday the 18th is the Feast of St. Bernadette. (I remember watching the old black and white version while Chris was using Kilz to prep one of the rooms in our old house.)
Check you local Goodwill–our half price day is this Saturday!
This weekend I did some verse mapping for my Word of the Year–Purpose