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…
::resuming Friday Family Fun Night!
::Saturday dinner on the back porch
::a new baby calf (he’s not doing well but we’re hopeful, praying, and patient.)
::seeing a friend in her element
::nighttime milking trying to get some colostrum for the baby
::watching The Chosen
::a fruitful conversation
::listening to my wind chimes on the front porch
::redecorating after painting (I didn’t put back up 90% of the wall hangings and it was fairly sparse to begin with.)
::friends loving on Chris
::Chris’ new baby calf
::my sister in law and her new baby
::discernment for next year’s schooling
::patience in transition
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Do you know your biggest fear? Have you asked God to show you? A friend gave me a copy of "Dangerous Prayers" the other day and the first prayer it mentions is the prayer of David, "Search me." The author states David wanted the Lord to search his heart and reveal his anxious thoughts. David wanted to name them and trust God with them. I asked the Lord to show me my greatest fears, what caused my anxious thoughts. I wanted to know what I was trying to control that I needed to surrender. Lying and deception immediately came to mind. Friends, that knowledge was like a missing puzzle piece. A lot of things starting making sense. That knowledge provided definition and that definition brought clarity in some things. The author also states true love invades, is vulnerable, and authentic. , . So one of my greatest fears is diving deep and being shattered at the bottom of lies and deception. I don't want to be, look, or feel like a fool–standing naked and vulnerable, authentically revealing my true self to another who has no vested interest. Also, if the other person is pretending to be equally invested but is lying and deceiving, it means they can mock my authenticity, abuse my vulnerability, and walk away anytime, free of regret and remorse. I read recently that love is the opposite of control and I believe it. Which brings us to surrender… I foresee more posts on this book and topic so I'll leave this with a, "To be continued."
“During times of discouragement am I really just thirsty for God, do I need to reconnect with Him?”
Still listening to “Promises” by Maverick City Music.
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!
Our Online Bible Study is finishing up the Book of Job and will start our new study on May 1st. We would love for you to join us! Click here to learn more about our community.
Around the House…
Veronica just has some touch-up work to do…mine, not hers, she’s a great painter! We need to clean the garage and windows. The farm is greening up beautifully which means mowing has started.
Last week I linked to some muted rainbow pictures I was considering for the dining room. I went a different direction! I hung up some twinkly lights and clipped on pictures I printed from my phone with little clothespins. I love it!
In the Kitchen…
How many times do I say I need to use my crockpot more? All the time! There is nothing like the feeling of knowing in the morning you already have dinner started! And there is nothing at dinner like not having to rush around to start something!
Our grocery stores seem to slowly be getting back to a kind of normal. That being said, I sure do save money when Iuse the online grocery shopping option! It eliminates my impulse buying!
Read my Bible, water, exercise, weekly conversation check-ins, diffusing, and using essential oils, rest, repeat…these are my essentials.
(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.)
The Littlest Way
Last week I shared a repost of a pretty vulnerable time a number of years ago but the fruit from that time was learning about the power of the Word of God. You can find that post here, The Truth About Me and Bible Quotes. I also designed a Bible Study Journal Template following the Alphabet Bible Study Method.
I celebrated a one year anniversary
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One year ago today. What felt like a death scare turned out to be a growth spurt. What felt like it could be the beginning of the end turned out to be a new beginning. What made me afraid of dying made me more afraid of not living. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. +Isaiah 58:11