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…
::friends who share His Word and revelations with me
::not being heard and understanding why it bothers me so much
::realizing the only one who truly understands my heart is God
::realizing it’s ok to be misunderstood–even though it hurts
::my father in love ♥
::working out with Luke at the gym
::all of you
::our Online Bible Study Community
::the grace to understand I only need God to understand me and He already does
::friends who are struggling with health issues
::greater focus into my calling
::better discipline with my mission
At this very moment, two young Panera workers alternate between English and Spanish while talking about a guy one of them likes, LOL! Musically I’m putting together a new workout playlist and a playlist for the soccer games because I’m the new announcer! How fun!! Everyone who knows me and knows I’m the new announcer is a little skeptical to say the least, hahahaha!
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.
* 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!
Friends, our Online Bible Study Community finished our January study on God and headed straight into our February study on Jesus. I thought it entirely appropriate to study Jesus in February, the month of love. Not to mention the fact that at the end of February Lent begins. How fitting that we spend an entire month getting to know more about the One Who gave His very life for us! It’s not too late to join us!! We have our first Facebook Live tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th. Here’s more information about our Online Bible Study Community.
Around the House…
I.AM.READY.FOR.SPRING! But…I love sitting in front of my fireplace too.
In the Kitchen…
This week is definitely a soup week. Monday it was 71 degrees and Tuesday it was 40 degrees and dropping with snow predicted for Wednesday! So share your favorite soup recipes in the comments please!
We have been diffusing a lot of Rosemary because it’s so good for mental alertness and memory and it smells super refreshing with a citrus oil in the diffuser. Of course since it’s cold and flu season we’re wearing the Thieves and a school blend Anna put together that has Thieves, Rosemary, Oregano, Frankincense, and I don’t know what else!
Friends, I would love to share Young Living oils with you! Our oily family is an incredible group filled with so much essential oil education it could make your head spin if not for the hand-holding and “How can we help you learn to use your oils” attitude. Using essential oils has changed our day to day life! Even my skeptical husband, lol!
(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.)
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Good Friday 2019 I had a biopsy of a spot on my face. One week later I was crying on the phone asking a nurse to explain Melanoma in Situ to me because I didn't want to Google it. May 6, 2019 I had an excision that went from cheek bone almost to jaw bone and down to the facial muscle And then, we waited a week to hear one of 3 options: 1. There was nothing there, the biopsy got it all. 2. We got it all. 3. It was worse than we thought. You can probably imagine the amount of and the intensity of my prayers during this time. You can also imagine the pleas and requests for a long and healthy life As scary as all that was and still is at times, it also brought into focus the fact that my life is a gift. My body is a gift. Being able to move my body is a gift June 1, 2019 I started following an exercise routine drawn up at my kitchen table with my son's assistant soccer coach. I had no shame in asking for help and tweaks so I could move, honor, and strengthen this body that has been capable of helping to bring new life into this world, growing, laboring, and delivering 7 fat babies collectively weighing more than 63 pounds at birth Monday I had my yearly exam. When the nurse told me to get on the scale I told her I didn't want to know my weight. I didn't want a number on the scale to get inside my head; that's not why I'm working out ⚖️ I'm working out because I can. I'm working out because I want to. I'm working out because I don't want to take my gift for granted. I'm working out because it makes me feel healthy, strong, and grateful Last night we stopped at the closest gym to me and I got a #10gym membership. A gym membership y'all!! ️♀️ , …! Take care of you. For me that looks like working out. It also looks like keeping a stash of Peanut M&Ms in my car. It also looks like getting enough sleep. It also looks like staying up late talking through things on my heart and mind ❤️ It also looks like drinking water, or Ningxia, or not refusing a yummy coffee drink ☕