Welcome to the Daybook. 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.
@mattmahermusic has a song, “Everything is Grace” and I wanted to share some of the lyrics. “Your joy, when the morning comes Your hope, keeps me looking up You are enough Your peace, the eye of every storm Your strength, when my heart is worn You are enough Whatever comes my way I will walk through the flames You’re turning my fear to faith My doubt to praise And everything is grace” I don’t know what you’re walking through right now. And honestly, you may feel like you’re being drug through something–keep focused on God. He will turn your fear to faith and your doubt to praise. Do your part. When you get scared, say, “Everything is grace.” And when you’re lonely, cry out, “Everything is grace.” And then when the darkness parts and your faith is stronger than your fear, it will already be a habit to smile and say, “Everything is grace.” #grace #mattmaher #dailyaffirmations #positiveaffirmations #nowisnow #nowisgood #lifeisbeautiful #Godisgood #Godfirst #donotbeafraid #dontworry ##sttherese #saints #prayforus
Thanking God for…
::asking for prayer and knowing people are praying
::someone messaging me, “Just wanted you to know that what you are doing matters. 🙂”
::watching “Sing” Sunday afternoon with the whole family
::sharing L’BRI with my 2 of sister-in-laws and 2 of their friends
::hay bales in the field
::12 cows, 16 alpacas, 25 chickens, 2 (worthless) horses,7 children, 1 dog and 1 husband
::kids passing the ball around Sunday evening
::Maximilian saying, “Ah, it feels great having soccer cleats back on!”
::Bridget and Leo sending Bernadette happy mail
Bernadette is recovering from pneumonia and Veronica has a weighty college decision to make–praying for older teens/young adults is no joke. I’m praying for our upcoming homeschool year–our 14th. Continuing to pray about our church situation, but today was encouraging.
The sermon Sunday was all about the gifts we’ve been given and whether or not we’re good stewards of those gifts. And not just financial gifts, are we good stewards of our faith–sharing Jesus and His Church?
This has been an “Oceans” kind of week. And then Bernadette shared this video with me, “Oceans” combined with “You Make Me Brave” Also, if you’re on Facebook, I post frequently on The Littlest Way page so click “Like Page” and “Follow” to keep up with the news feed. I search out the good, true, beautiful, funny and of value because there’s nothing worse than getting off Facebook feeling like you’ve wasted your time.
The One Year Bible – Catholic: NLT
This is the Bible I’ve been reading from the past couple of months. The translation is a little looser and easier to understand. I wouldn’t use this Bible for study because of the translation and it’s laid out dividing Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs into daily chunks.
I finished to listening to One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do As a writer and blogger I appreciated this quote from the book, “Stop looking for the biggest crowd and start looking for the right crowd.” (Phil Cooke)
I used the Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Kit–Persevere the other day. I believe this is one of my favorite and maybe it’s because the message is something I’m praying about right now for both myself and my children. This is the first of their Bible Journaling kits at the new lower price of $20.
Around the House…
I killed my two bedroom house plants. They were doing so well, I’m not sure what happened? We always seem to be out of paper towels…always. Especially when it’s bathroom cleaning day and when I decide to clean windows. I need to sort through our homeschool books and start deciding what we need for our upcoming year.
In the Kitchen…
I need to grocery shop–with a good meal plan and solid list. I default way to much lately.
I managed to walk a couple of days on the treasmill this week, that’s how I finished One Big Thing. I’ve been faithfully making my bed the last couple of months and yes, it is definitely self-care. Do you make your bed? The younger boys and I have started back up our morning routine of listening to some upbeat music–they wanted their own morning play list which includes quite a few songs from Toby Mac. I am honestly enjoying L’BRI not only as a consumer but also a consultant, which is a little surprising for my introvert self.
A Great Blog Post
I typically share good reads over on my Facebook page at six in the morning, like this one on cutting, “Lessons From the Coffessional on Dealing with Cutting.”
Our Domestic Church…
This week there are two Feast Days of note, St. Alphonus de Liguori on Wednesday the 2nd and St. Dominic on Friday the 4th. And Sunday is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
Do you have any idea how much college costs?!? I did not.
I love this picture I took the other morning and then used it in the Persevere post.