Welcome to the Daybook Journal. 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…
::spending Easter with family and friends
::kids coloring eggs on the driveway
::older children helping younger children color eggs so I don’t have to
::our sweet Hispanic priest saying the homily in broken English
::standing in the parking lot talking after church
::talking and listening to Chris
My prayer life is kind of stuck right now. I have a few ideas to revive it and will share those later. I have a candle lit for a couple of important intentions. I buy them at Aldis, add a little blessed salt to them, light them and put them on the fireplace mantle. I love the lit candle as a reminder of prayers.
My mind looks like my sock basket right now. I’m slowly grouping ideas together and sorting things out…all good, as a matter of fact, all great and all involve things here at The Littlest Way.
As we’re making our way towards Easter and looking back on our Lent, did we stick with our sacrifices? The things we gave up to hopefully help us grow in closer friendship with God. But what about praise and thanksgiving? Did they find a place in our hearts and minds this Lent? Psalm 69:31 says praise and thanksgiving are more pleasing to the Lord. Could it be bc sacrificing can become a source of pride? Sacrificing shows what we can do. Praise and thanksgiving shows what God has done. #goodmorning #nowisnow #nowisgood #thismoment #holyordinary #butfirstGod #psalms #prayer #lent #praise #thanksgiving #scripture #bible #thewordofGod #encouragement #light #womanoftheword #lampandlight #soulscripts #wellwateredwoman #inpursuitofgod #Godfirst
Right now Maximilian and Leo are playing Legos. They are waiting for the older kids to finish school so they can all curl up in my bed and listen to Narnia on Hoopla–an extension of our library that offers free audiobooks.
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.
Around the House…
Laundry y’all. It’s constant. In other news, we gave away 15 or 16 chickens this weekend. As much as I love their eggs and bug eating qualities, they hang out on my porch all the time. Which means they poop on my porch. I was done. Two different neighbors wanted them so we gave them away. We kept the guineas and will get more, they don’t come around the house. And we kept 7 chickens. Three of them need to go because when we pulled up from Church on Sunday, they were sitting in front of the garage and left me a gift when we scared them off!
In the Kitchen…
I love left-overs. I love not having to think about what’s for dinner. Last year we decided to have a Mexican feast for Easter and repeated it this year. Tonight’s left-overs include: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas, Pulled Pork Butt Soft Tacos, Ranchero Beans, Pico, and Mexican Rice.
I am starting month four of regular exercise. I walk/run on my treadmill and I do Fitness Blender videos, they are free! I think I may treat myself and purchase one of their plans. But no cardio videos. I don’t like cardio. I do however really enjoy using dumbbells! I’ve been taking regular Epsom Salt baths, wearing Anxiety Ease all the time and diffusing different combinations. (You can read here why I purchase my essential oils from Amazon or Edens Garden instead of a distributor. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member with FREE shipping, Edens Garden has FREE shipping all the time in the US.)
The Littlest Way
Oh y’all BIG things. Pray for my sorting ability because this is so good. This is something I’ve been wanting to do but lacked clarity and direction until the past coule of weeks and then it all started coming together. I’ll let you know as soon as I can, but please pray for even more direction and clarity.
Our Domestic Church…
Happy Easter Monday! Did you enjoy our Lent Devotional for Women? I did! I did get a little behind one week, but quickly caught up. And so funny, my favorite day in Lent is Holy Thursday and that’s the one day I didn’t post and still haven’t gotten it up in our devotional yet. I will this week though. And then I’m going to gather all the posts and compile them like the Advent Devotional for Women.
I started using You Need a Budget a month ago. I’m not so great at it yet, it seems to have a pretty good learning curve. But, I’m good enough to know we spent less than I thought on groceries but more than I budgeted for the month of March.
The girls play on the homeschool high school team together. It’s rare when they are on the field at the same time so when it happened the other night I grabbed my phone and took grainy, far away pictures in the rain.