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.
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Thanking God for…
::Chris living the life–our little farm bought eight sheep this weekend, 1 ram and 7 pregnant ewes
::V’s roommate’s mom sending me pictures
::a sweet friend hugging my girl when her family dropped their son off at college
::dinner in the crockpot
::making my bed
::our online Bible Study Community–if not for them I don’t know that I would have kept up my reading this hectic month
::being a stay at home mom
I’m praying for all the mommas launching or slowly letting go of college kids and young adults. Bittersweet for sure.
I have some big prayers going on right now. I started a 9-week Rosary Novena 15 days ago and each day the enemy seems to be gaining ground. I’m not backing down and I’m not finished.
I’m also working on a resource for homeschooling families to pray over their little school this year.
I’ve been sharing the quotes I’m pondering over on my Instagram. If we’re not friends over there yet, head over and follow!
If whatever we are searching for is not leading us in closer friendship with God, is not leading us to a better understanding of His Word and His Church, is not leading us to the knowledge and wisdom of the saints who have gone before us…we’re headed the wrong direction and our search is in vain. It reminds me of the old Johnny Lee song “Looking for Love” Not the parts about “single bars and good time lovers,” the part about “looking for Love in all the wrong places, looking for Love in too many faces.”
I Am They. They are a new to me group that I love!
The One Year Bible – Catholic: NLT
This is my “quantity” Bible to make sure I get the Word inside me each and every day.
Catholic Journaling Bible
This is my study Bible.
I’ve been crocheting this past week to calm my heart and mind and listening to The Rule of St. Benedict. I’m not an auditory learner and can’t really say how much I’m learning and retaining, but my soul knows.
“Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.” Listening to the Rule of St. Benedict while crocheting Granny Squares. The Mass we attended Saturday evening at Benedictine was celebrated by a monk, a priest, who radiated a supernatural joy. He said The Rule brought him there, Total Consecration to Jesus through His Mother kept him there. Years ago I made my Total Consecration to Jesus. Now it’s time to read, or listen to The Rule. And the crochet? My mind is racing, spinning, and completely out of sorts, crochet settles it, focuses it–mainly because I’m not that good so I have to pay some serious attention to what I’m doing! And is a creative source of beauty so it lightens and brightened my mental state.
The new Illustrated Faith Revival Camp Bible Journaling Kit will be released soon!! I already have it my hands and it is so pretty. It has this one patch that states, “Courage.” I am holding on to that command right now. Here’s a link to last month’s kit and my post sharing it.
Around the House…
Saturday I got completely caught up on my laundry. I watched for Jesus in the East all afternoon, just in case, because who does that? Not me. Although my sock basket is still lovingly referred to as “Purgatory in a Basket.”
In the Kitchen…
I need to make a good meal plan and do my online shopping. And then stick to my meal plan. For real this time.
Two weeks ago was all about getting Veronica ready for college. Last week was a time to rest and recoup. Competitive soccer takes a lot of time, money, and commitment. And although worth every cent, it was time to breathe. A breath four years in the making. She’s done it though, she’s off living her dream and chasing her passion!
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The Littlest Way
This week is all about setting up a seamless membership for our Online Monthly Bible Study Community.
Our Domestic Church…
All things considered this past week, I think it would be a great idea for us to read and consider this post, Spiritual Motherhood for Priests.
Wednesday the 22nd is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I need my Aldis to open back up. Well, technically my lack in saving grocery money is not all Aldis fault, although they have been under construction. But so have we it feels like.
At the birth of each of our children–our dreams, our hopes, our prayers–Chris would get this certain look on his face❤ Seeing this picture this morning of one of his dreams, his hopes, and his prayers, living out her own dreams, hopes, and prayers… That looked crossed his face again. So proud of you @blue.e.y.e.d.girl you did it! And are still doing it–the hard work, the sacrifice, the commitment to your dreams, hopes, and prayers. Love, Your Biggest Fans