After much contemplation, I finally purchased my first liturgical planner after wanting one for quite some time! And I love it! The Weekly Planner allows me a glance at the week while also incorporating guides for my spiritual walk & rhythms of grace. I love the attention to the liturgical calendar cycle & the prompts for Sabbath & examen. While this planner allows me to jot down key things to remember fro each day, it also serves as a journal space, combining work with rest. I selected the Glowing Ember Red cover because it sparks a sense of joy & motivation. Thank you for creating such a beautiful & useful tool!
I had the honor of previewing the new weekly layout and giving some feedback. I appreciate both the daily and weekly layouts, but the weekly is by far my favorite. Honestly, having used the weekly in previous years, it didn't need any alterations to be wonderful. But what Julie and the team have done with this has made a good thing even better! The Rule of Life section alone nearly makes the purchase worthwhile. How they've approached the weekly Examen spread is thoughtful and appropriate. There is just enough guidance throughout the days/sections to be helpful, but then the team gave themselves permission to step back and let us ponder and let the Spirit lead us to use these wonderful pages in ways that speaks to us personally. I'm thinking of the Sabbath white space and the bulleted priority lists. It's so clear that this was put together with prayer and intention. The weekly spreads are functional for planning out your days/weeks. The included quotes are wonderful for pondering and learning. I just can't recommend this planner enough. I'm so grateful for these folks. They are filling a space that needed to be filled. This will be my 3rd year using this planner, and each year it just gets better. Thanks y'all!
I have recently been using the Book of Common Prayer as part of my daily rhythm and am happy that I now have a planner to work alongside it. As a stay at home mom, I love having the weekly format as it seems less daunting to me than keeping up with a daily planner. I usually use Sunday as my day to rest, reflect and plan ahead, so the Monday start day is perfect for me. The size and weight are great for taking with me when I need to and fit perfectly in the kitchen drawer that is my command station. 😊 The only difficult thing is choosing just one of the beautiful covers.
This isn’t just a planner that will help me organize my day, it is a planner that will help me create a rhythm of life that will be a source of steadiness and comfort in a rapidly changing and unsteady world. It is such a gift!
I am so excited that this resource is coming back! I used the weekly planner in the past and I love that it served as a way to orient my weekly planning while allowing a lot of freedom to incorporate other resources into my planning/journaling/bible reading. I love that Sacred Ordinary Days sets up the planner to be a touchstone and a starting point whenever you come back to it, and I love that the weekly version provides many of the same resources as the daily planner, but the simpler format was so helpful to me in not getting lost or overwhelmed in the way I did for the daily planner. I especially loved the examen pages, and learning to practice this new-to-me routine.
I'm also excited for the smaller, slimmer version of this year's planner and the beautiful cover options! I am also loving the change to start with Monday - I've recently changed all calendars in my life to this orientation (when possible) to remind me of the way that God oriented the week - 6 days of work followed by a rest.
I can't tell you how many planners I've used over the years.
This is the first one that worked well with my pattern as a pastor, as well as supported my individual spirituality.
The weekly exam is a welcome rest from a busy schedule and serves to help connect my heart with God and focus for a new week.
The weekly quotes offer insight and inspiration.
The space to identify priorities has revolutionized the way I think about my work days and my days off.
The Sabbath pages are a GIFT. Full of white space, this page welcomes creativity and ease.
I am SO grateful for this planner, and am content to be a loyal customer for as long as these planners are available.
I was thrilled and blessed to be among those who got a sneak peek at the new weekly planner and had an opportunity to give feedback on the design. The various components of the planner help keep God at the center and life from being too overwhelming. I am a weekly planner user, as I like to see my whole week laid out before me; otherwise I have a tendency to miss things I need to do! I have been looking at the Sacred Ordinary Days planners for a couple of years, and now is my chance to finally see how this can bring more rhythm to my days with the weekly option now available. Thanks for all the hard work that has gone into making this wonderful resource.
I have been using this planner more as a journal and a bible reading prompt in 2020. It has really made a difference in the way my day starts. Loving it!
I truly love this planner. It helps me bring rhythm and intention to my day. I love the ability to not only identify key tasks, but to set a rest or reward for completing each. It is so easy to get into production mode, thinking we just need to go - go - go - but the SOD planner reminds me to stop and take a breath, to reconnected with the Spirit and refocus my day on what truly matters.
I had a chance to review the preview copy and I can't say enough about the new weekly version. The Rule of Life Section is broken down, explained in detail, but not overwhelming. The Examen pages have more white space. There's enough room and flexibility in the weekly planner to list priorities, appointments and to-dos. The best part is the new Sabbath pages. If your Sabbath is not on a Sunday, you'll love the difference. If it on Sunday, you'll like the space to keep the Sabbath practice, but also see Sunday's priorities and to-dos along with the rest of the week. Plus, I find it easier to plan the weekend with Sat/Sun together and do Sabbath and Examen as a reset for the week ahead.
I've had several of these planners over the years. I wasn't a daily user (for any planner, not just SOD) so I actually didn't buy one a couple of years ago and missed using this one. There's just something about living within the ligurgial calendar that makes me be intentional about the bigger picture - and the little things - that really matter in the long run. The SOD planner has information on the seasons and the website has many resources to help you explore in more depth.
There's white space and extra pages for notes, pasting in quotes, prayers, pictures and what-not.
The SOD team continues to refine these planners - the are a beautiful, useful and quality product.
Especially in this time of WFH, having a rhythm for your life keeps you focused. My meetings and appointments are kept on my phone, but this has become a place for me to write reflections and big picture priorities for each day. A place for me to find scripture to meditate on, and each week to recenter myself as I continue to live and breathe God's Word.
I use this daily. Much like a rubbing stone, it has come into my hands as a way to calm myself, find patience, seek love for my kids and really just restructure my behaviors and anxieties. I have 4-5 around the house and I keep one in my purse. My kids also use them when they are struggling.
The ability to reach out and touch something, hold something, aids in refocusing and breathing deeply.
I leave this little cross in my pocket, and it helps me to refocus my day. Any time I slip my hand in my pocket, I am reminded to recenter my thoughts and actions on God. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and the shape and smoothness makes it easy to hold.
I love using this cross as a fidget tool when having conversations with young people who engage so much better when their hands are busy. It is beautifully carved and I love the faint scent of olive.
I wasn't expecting much, it's just a wooden cross, but I thought it would be neat to place on a side table as a sort of curiosity. But I found that sometimes when I am especially worried or contemplative, I enjoy picking it up to hold and touch while I'm praying. I can fidget with it as I form my prayer and it provides a sense of comfort that as I am turning it over in my hands, I am literally turning it over to god with my prayer, and that he understands my worry and participates in the solution with me. One of those purchases you love way more than you knew you needed. Yay!!
I have purchased these several times as gifts for friends and family, and they are well-loved! Beautiful and meaningful. I plan to purchase more in the future.
Recipient loved it. I appreciated the ability to include a gift note!
I have a wall display where I place a ceramic cross and a little box that I keep mementos and it has a horizontal bar underneath the shelf. I am not sure what it's really for, but when I saw these towels I finally realized what I could hang there. I got the "Come Thou Fount" one to start with and am loving it, I plan on collecting others so I can change them out with the seasons.
An incredibly beautiful book. The gold embossing, the illustrations, the acknowledgement of such ordinary holiness is wonderful! I would say that some liturgies went on a little bit, but I liked that some of them also had shorter versions to choose from. I think I may annoy my friends when I show up with a liturgy for EVERY occasion, but hopefully in the long run they'll thank me 🤪.
This looks very nice and is well made. Framed and hung it fits in with a lot of different styles.