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…
::a good lawnmower
::praise and worship music
::Proverbs in May
::the good of social media
::almost the end of the school year
::freshly painted walls
::plants in the house
::sleeping with the windows open
::getting back into the gym!
::Anna’s trip late summer to Machu Picchu with friends!!
::health and safety for all of us
::all of our family who lost our beloved Nana last week
::summer jobs for my children
::discernment, always discernment
::the intentions of our Online Bible Study Community
I have put on some quarantine weight; I’ve seen meme’s with the “Quarantine 15” or the “Covid 19”, I don’t own a scale so I cannot confirm or deny I might fall into one of the categories, ahem. I’ve still been working out since my gym closed although not as intense and as frequently, enough I think. My Peanut M&M consumption has actually decreased since the quarantine but my jeans are tight, another ahem. So I started trying to figure this out and I came up with smoothie bowls of all things. Nothing else has changed in my life since the quarantine except for the fact that the last couple of weeks I’ve eaten a smoothie bowl every day. They are healthy smoothie bowls mind you: frozen fruit blended with 0% vanilla Greek yogurt and spinach topped with bananas, kiwi, more fruit, unsweetened coconut flakes, chia seeds, and sometimes granola. I think they are just too much sugar for my body, even naturally occurring sugar. I hate that the weight gain can be attributed to something so healthy and yummy, but, I’m glad I figured it out and it’s a straightforward solution.
Sunscreen by Ira Wolf
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!
Are you reading Proverbs in May with us? I challenged you via social media and I “force challenged” my family to read a chapter of Proverbs a day in May; 31 chapters in the Book of Proverbs and 31 days in May. Tag me, email me, or message me and let me know you’ve read your chapter for the day and at the end of the month I’ll draw for some prizes!!
Here are some notes I’ve taken recently in my daily reading in the YouVersion app.
Lord, strengthen my desire to pursue You
Galatians 1:10 my supreme passion is to please God
Jesus sought God in the wilderness; why do I try to get out of and run away from the wilderness if that’s where Jesus chose to go to find Him?
1 Peter 3:8
Let humility describe who I am
Around the House…
Um, in the last month I’ve bought four plants. I’m stoked…Chris doesn’t look stoked.
In the Kitchen…
My crockpot broke. We figured this out when I went to get dinner last night and it was still frozen. So, do I replace it with another crockpot or buy an instapot? Or both at some point?
My gym opened today! It felt so good to be back in there! What’s so funny is the precautions they are asking everyone to take now, I was already taking, and all of us should have been taking anyway. (Please don’t @me. If you’re not comfortable going to the gym yet, that’s ok with me, don’t go. I honestly feel more protected from getting sick at the gym than church. At the gun I’m not sitting in front of, behind or beside anyone for an hour and a half. And as of yet, no one has rolled up to the gym with a throw-up bucket…church is a different story, ugh!)
My body was craving something the other day, a smell, an oil, something. I stood there and sniffed various bottles until I landed on the one I needed, Valor!
Valor Essential Oil Blend combines some truly remarkable oils including Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Frankincense to basically provide liquid courage and balance to those who use it. When we have more courage to take on new things and/or change, we are better able to release old patterns that are not working for us.
😍 Amazing Aftershave/Perfume
😍 Eases Anxiety
😍 Improves Spinal Alignment
😍 Relaxes Leg Muscles
😍 Eases Jaw Pain
😍 Alleviates Joint Pain
😍 Relieves Back Pain
😍 Helps with Snoring
😍 Gives A Mood Boost
😍 Balances Your Spirit
😍 Is An Amazing Workout Support
😍 Provides A Good Night’s Sleep
😍 Boosts Memory
😍 Good For Babies & Toddlers with history of trauma (on their feet or earlobe)
(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
If you haven’t joined our Online Bible Study Community, there’s still time! Tomorrow is our first Zoom Bible Study for May! We are reading, writing, praying, and studying the Book of 1 John.
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What would happen if I prayed "Break me"? If I prayed "Break me," would He hurt me or heal me? And do you need one for the other? Do you know when surgeons need to repair your heart, they cut you right down the middle of your chest, break your breast bone, and pull your ribs apart so they can reach your heart? And after, "Heart surgery should relieve pain and help you live longer." To relieve pain and help me live longer (think eternity😉) does God need to do the same? Break me right down the middle and open me up so He can reach my heart? If so… + + + Break me Lord 💔