Welcome to How to Live the Little Way. 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…
::getting to see Veronica and roommates this past weekend
::sisters spending the night together
::stretching out of my comfort zone for my children
::messaging a friend
::A man at our parish suffered a massive stroke; he’s young, around our age. Please pray him and his family.
::Protection for our family, the enemy is prowling
::A good school year–we’re doing something different this year
At the moment, the dryer. And I’m still stuck on the Spotify Playlist I found, “Pursuing Jesus.”
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!
I’ve been following a 90 Day Bible Reading Plan on YouVersion. Find me over there on the app and friend me so we can share notes and encourage each other as we read the Word. Here are some of my recent notes:
Nehemiah 8:12–BECAUSE they had heard God’s words and understood them
Nehemiah 6:3,9–My answer to the enemy trying to distract me and then I continue the work with even GREATER DETERMINATION!
Nehemiah 2:16–Sometimes we need to keep the plans God has for us on the down-low. Telling everyone can be a door opener for the enemy to plant doubt, confusion, questions and to mock us.
1 Peter 3:8–Holy Friendship
1 Peter 1:22–Holy Friendship
James 1:21–(Passion Translation) …with a sensitive spirit we absorb God’s Word
Around the House…
We’ve started school and for the first time ever, in 15 years of homeschooling, we’ve joined a co-op. I need some new routines in place to keep things running smoothly, or at least semi-smoothly
In the Kitchen…
Same as above. I need some new routines. But, thanks be to God for a 17-year-old daughter who decides to take grocery shopping into her own hands! Tonight I need to place an online order–another thanks be to God moment please!! If you have not tried Walmart Grocery Pickup, do it! At least once. There’s a $10 off referral code below to sweeten the temptation.
I am still working out 5x a week and still loving it. I hurt my shoulder last week and one of the first things I said to Chris was, “What if this messes up my workout?!” Like who am I to say that??? My body is stronger and my mind is clearer and my emotions are more balanced. Such a lovely feeling all the way around!
I’m also experimenting with some different essential oil blends for Fall; some for some melancholy and some for Fall allergies, and some to boost our immune system since Fall is coming and we’ve joined a co-op.
If you scrolled by the announcement above, Dr. Edie, a former Family Practice M.D. and the matriarch of my essential oil team is live-streaming one of her most popular classes, Hormones and Essential Oils. If you are not part of an essential oil team and would like some essential oil education from a doctor’s perspective, let me know and I will send you an invite to this private live-streamed class on Facebook.
(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
Time to get back into a good posting routine, especially the Bible Journaling Templates I started a month or so ago.
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We went to the grotto late Friday night. The Lord knows the past few weeks have been spiritually and emotionally hard. The darkness has been trying to creep in. We knew it would. As a matter of fact, couple of weeks ago a friend told me to make sure Chris and I kept ourselves and our marriage strong. We all knew the enemy would be prowling. Friday night when I stepped back to take a pic of the grotto illuminated by the candles from the Freshman class–there he was, on his knees in prayer. This–on our knees in prayer, this is the surest way to weather the storms, keep ourselves strong, guard and protect our marriage and our family. And when the darkness tries to creep in, we seek the light…together.