Hi there and welcome to The Littlest Way! I’m so happy you’re here–said in my best southern-momma drawl. I cannot wait to show you around. All prejudice and pride aside, I love The Littlest Way and I know you will too. Pretty bold claim right? Here’s the deal, the internet is noisy and I’m an introvert. I can only handle so much before I shut the laptop and say, “I’m out.” The internet is also busy. Who even knows how many blogs, websites and various forms of information there are on the world wide web?!? I don’t want to be more noise in an already deafening place and I don’t want to waste your time. I promise to provide you a quiet place, a lovely place, a place where a community can form around the good, true, and beautiful ways of living life big in the little moments.
The name of my site is taken from St. Therese the Little Flower who often spoke of her “little way” of loving and serving God, “Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.” That’s the heart of The Littlest Way–living this grand life in the simple means of surrender and gratitude. This surrender and gratitude takes many forms from Bible Journaling to saving money at the grocery store, reading good books to having a pretty, happy planner. Let me tell you more.
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I write about Bible Journaling. I write about my struggles to find a Journaling Bible and the fear of making a mistake. I wrote about tabbing my Bible at favorite verses because I can’t remember them when I need or want to. I talk about Bible Journaling because it’s fun and it’s spending time with God. I write about it to encourage you to do your own thing and quit worrying if people think we shouldn’t be creative in our Bibles or if our creativity is limited to stick figures or words scribbled in the margins? I even wrote about this topic, Bible Journaling Tips, Inspiration, and Permission.
I write about Prayer Journaling. I share with you the reason I have a prayer journal is because if I didn’t, I’d forget half if not all of what I wanted to pray for and about. Or my prayers would just wander around aimlessly. There is a time and place for just letting prayers form in the moment but there’s also a need for a consistent habit of prayer and my prayer journal helps me with that.
I write about Daily and Scripture Affirmations. I went through an awful time a few years ago…and a few years before that and even a few years before that. It seems I’ve struggled with my mind for as long as I can remember. This struggle came to a crisis a few years ago and thanks be to God I was led to a wonderful Biblical counselor. I finally learned the tools I needed to face this, at times, debilitating battle. I started reading my Bible, memorizing scripture and using daily affirmations. I hesitantly will tell you I am healed. Hesitantly because anyone who has walked through this deep, dark valley will tell you, they never want to go back and have to stay on guard to remain healthy and happy.
I also share notes from books I read. I read about parenting, prayer, and topics related to my vocation of being a child of God, wife, mother and encourager–that’s a word right?
Starting this year I will begin writing more about loving, managing and mothering a large family. I do not speak with authority on this subject and any momma of a large family who tells you she’s speaking with authority is fooling herself and you. She’s not doing it maliciously, she’s either just hit a good groove or is trying to convince herself she’s got it all figured out and under control–no dice sister. Loving, managing, and mothering is seasonal, meaning it’s a fluid process always changing because the souls in our homes are always evolving–including ourselves. That’s why God’s mercy is new every morning. I’ll share about making a home, managing the finances, goal setting and making plans–in a pretty, happy planner of course; even schedules, appointments and to-do lists can be pretty.
So welcome! If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please get in touch with me and let’s talk about them. And remember to sign up to receive The Littlest Way in your email inbox.
Random Facts About Me
- I will not eat meat off the bone.
- Listening to a Marching band in a parade makes me cry.
- I don’t like anyone touching my pillow.
- I love cowgirl boots and flip flops.
- Watching the Lawrence Welk show makes me happy.
- Too much noise and commotion bothers me–I have 7 children–Good one God!
- Windchimes and porch swings are a few of my favorite things.
- Holiday Inn is one of my favorite movies of all time.