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…
::a fantastic Family Weekend visiting our girl’s college
::walking, walking, walking all over the hilly campus with the younger boys
::sticking our hand in every fountain
::meeting a friend of The Littlest Way while we were there!!
::buying a new Bible from the gift shop
::a yummy omelet from the cafeteria
Still praying our 9-week novena.
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This morning I read a part of a letter written by St. Padre Pio to one of his spiritual daughters. This one phrase, "give Him complete freedom to work in you" struck a deep cord.⠀ ⠀ Complete Freedom⠀ ⠀ I try to meet with God every single morning. ⠀ I read His Word daily. ⠀ I go to Mass. ⠀ I pray.⠀ ⠀ But do I give Him complete freedom? And is that a prayer I'm ready to pray?⠀ ⠀ 💭⠀ “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”⠀ -C.S. Lewis
The younger boys bought recorders in the college gift shop. The rule is they can only blow them outside. I can still hear them.
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.
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
I’m almost finished with this one and then I’ll start The Forty-Day Word Fast: A Spiritual Journey to Eliminate Toxic Words From Your Life.
Around the House…
Fall is finally in the air but we can’t open all the windows yet because Ragweed is also in the air; Chris and Bridget suffer from Ragweed allergies.
In the Kitchen…
Um, I went to Walmart, Sams, and Aldis last Friday when Chris got paid. The fridge and pantry were pretty bare and now they’re not but the checkbook is.
I think I might have an unhappy gallbladder? From a recovering hypochondriac, this is a struggle to not rush to the doctor and have all the tests. Chris says something is just irritated or inflamed and things take time to settle down. I’m not having emergency symptoms or even life hindering so he says just wait a bit. I trust his judgment when mine is faulty.
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The Littlest Way
Enrollment for next month’s Online Bible Study Community opens this week!! Our group is finishing up Psalm 119 this week and it’s been a good discipline of sticking with one Psalm the entire month.
Our Domestic Church…
I love that October is the month dedicated to the Rosary! It’s been our nightly family prayer for more years than I can even remember.
I called the insurance company this morning. We have a $2K bill from when I went to the ER in June because we were concerned I might have had a blood clot in my leg. It was after of week of driving to and from Kansas in one day and then a 12-hour drive to Galveston and home in the same week. After talking to my retired OB/GYN we decided I should go in and have it checked. The ER agreed and called in the Radiologist. And then they billed it as non-emergency. My insurance apparently and very new to me information doesn’t cover a non-emergency ER visit. I remained calm and concise on the phone this morning and the claim is now being adjusted to an emergency ER visit. And even though we haven’t met our deductible yet, which is a “Thanks be to God” we’re healthy but really hits the checkbook, the bill will be slightly lower according to the insurance company. Make the calls friends, the worse that can happen is you still owe exactly what they said originally.
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I had the thought this week, my greatest joy in this life has been God's gift of asking me to help bring 7 souls into this world and teaching them about Him. If I'm thought of or remembered for nothing else, this will be enough. 💭 Children are the supreme gift of marriage and contribute greatly to the good of the parents themselves. God himself said: "It is not good that man should be alone," and "from the beginning [he] made them male and female"; wishing to associate them in a special way in his own creative work, God blessed man and woman with the words: "Be fruitful and multiply." Hence, true married love and the whole structure of family life which results from it, without diminishment of the other ends of marriage, are directed to disposing the spouses to cooperate valiantly with the love of the Creator and Savior, who through them will increase and enrich his family from day to day.163 CCC