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. I would love to read your Daybook, just leave it in the comments section below. You can use my prompts or make up your own to include items important to you; mine change depending on season and circumstance.
Thanking God for…
::freedom to do and say
::people who can disagree and remain charitable and respectful (see below for those who can’t)
::V guest playing with another team this weekend and Anna going with us
::Snapchatting Bernadette, my sister, and my niece
::Bernadette teaching me how to use Snapchat
Holy Smokes! Literally and figuratively.
Those of you who disagreed with my last Daybook and took the time to let me know how, what, and why I am wrong, let me tell you a few things about myself:
::I absolutely dislike confrontation…but if faced with it, I will not cower.
::I am a Choleric, Introvert, 45 year old who has overcome many struggles…honestly and in all charity, you don’t bother me.
::You will never get back those precious minutes (hopefully it was only minutes) you spent telling me off…for that I am sorry for you.
::We don’t have to agree, but mutual kindness is an absolute…if you are unkind, I will delete your comment before it ever makes it online.
::This is my blog and I have final say on what is kind or not…that’s just the way it goes.
::I never intentionally offend…I always have the intention of speaking God’s truth in all kindness…sometimes I fail and believe me, I confess that failure and resolve to try again.
::I may cry fairly easily…it’s a strength, not a weakness. (*To clarify, comments don’t make me cry. See the part about me being a choleric, intovert…I’m just generally mentioning that fact about myself.)
Anna playing “A Time Forgotten” on the piano and “Heal Our Land” by Kari Jobe.
And a little bit of this and that from my reading list.
I need to talk to y’all about that. Once I hit publish on this post today, I think I’m going to close my computer until next week. First, I need to finish writing the next Bible Study and Journal. Second, I’m feeling argumentative and that’s not really like me. Third, and so much more importantly, my heart is so heavy watching our world. There is so much hate at such a new level it can only be described as diabolic–and I’m not one for finding the devil under every rock, but y’all…I have kids. This is the immediate world my older kids are entering?!? This is the world I’m raising my younger ones up in?!? I am so disturbed by the violence and lies. I’m so afraid for anyone in authority from our president–like him or not, no one should have Tweets made calling their assassination–to our local police force just doing a job to support their family.
During this time away, I plan on doing lots of extra Bible journaling. I will still post on Instagram though. I’ve curated a beautiful, calm feed that makes my heart happy.
Around the House…
I’ll also use my time to tackle some deep cleaning inspired my friend Kathyrn Whitaker.
In the Kitchen…
Nothing sounds good.
A Great Read
Finding Femininity at Its Finest
We are in a spiritual battle right now. Society is challenging women, and the men that support them, to rethink femininity and what it means to be a feminist. It is a conflict that demands increasing courage to face.
We shouldn’t have any consternation though; women are the daughters of the greatest human warrior we will ever know: the Blessed Virgin Mary.
If I’m off the computer, I can’t make off budget purchases, so there’s another plus.
My new t-shirt from Catholic T-Shirt Club.