Literally the coolest planner. Space to write homework, goals, reflections, and so much more. Very in depth information on each season of the Christian year. Starting and ending the day with the daily office is so inspiring. Highly recommend!!
This is the second liturgical planner I've used from SOD and it's such an essential tool for developing more meaningful and life-giving rhythms in days, my weeks, my months. Thank you Jenn & team!
So often I would live my life out of my email inbox, letting everyone else’s priorities run my day with no sense of what God was really inviting me into. I am only a few weeks into this, and already I am giving myself permission to limit the amount that I try to accomplish each day and give myself permission to rest and delight in the life God intends for me.
I am lovely my planner. It is helping me build better margins in my life and balance between my chores & my hobbies. This is my first time buying this planning & I *plan* to do so again at the end of 2021!
I am really loving this planner! The daily office readings, as well as the Sabbath Days and Weekly Examens are exactly what I need to slow down from the crazy frenetic pace of my life.
This planner has enabled me to finally have some discipline around my quiet time and bible readings each day. I love the Sabbath pages in particular as they remind me that rest is vital to my wellbeing and part of my spiritual discipline. I have tried so many different tools and am so grateful to have finally found this planner. I feel so much more connected to the liturgical seasons and am enjoying building in the seasonal reflections into my daily life. I found the Rule of Life section at the front of the planner to be extremely helpful in centering my life back on God and what matters most. I can't recommend this planner highly enough. I have used the digital version and paper version and both are wonderful.
This is my first year following the liturgical calendar and so far I am loving it. I am really appreciating the focus on seasons and the feel of community it gives to people using either the liturgical calendar in general or the planners specifically. I chose the Ember daily planner and the extra pop of color is a welcome sight on my bedside table. Thank you for making this practice so accessible!
-For the first time in forever, I'm looking forward to my quiet time.
-Starting this planner at advent also makes my favorite season, advent, even sweeter.
- I had let working from home during the pandemic consume my days. Using this planner for the past three weeks has helped me to stop the rush of work and dwell in my rest/ delight.
This planning and journaling system has literally changed my life. I have really struggled to incorporate both a daily Bible study practice and a routine of mindful activity each day. Using sacred ordinary I have finally accomplished both! I move through my days with a sense of structure that isn’t constraining and I get manageable chunks of scripture every morning and evening. It is such a win on every level. Thank you!
I have only been using the planner for a few weeks, but so far I love it. The build quality is good and it seems like it will stand up to a year of use and abuse. The paper is thin enough to make the planner light, but not so thin that I get bleed-through. I generally use a pencil or a fountain pen with a fine tip, and so far I have had no issues with either. One of the reasons I wanted to try this planner was the inclusion of liturgical year features and spiritual discipline practices. These seem to well done and provide some guidance for contemplative reflection without becoming burdensome. Overall I would strongly encourage anyone considering this planner to give it a try.
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 love this book. It has been a great way to begin my time with the Lord each morning. It's been a wonderful way to join in prayers and scripture that many others are also praying--a deep reminder that we are not walking this journey alone. I have also very much appreciated the midday and evening prayers as a great rhythm to incorporate into my day. I also appreciate the way it reflects on key dates in history as an often sober reminder of where we have been as we seek to pursue the Kingdom on this earth.
I have always understood prayer as a conversation with God, which with my ADHD, means that I get off track within 5 minutes. This book has given me some beautiful structure with prayer, song, and scripture to begin my day and then to have a point to focus on throughout my day when I need a break from work. It has been a centering experience for me.
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.