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.
I downloaded this pdf and got it printed and spiral bound at Staples because I couldn't wait for the journal I purchased to get here, much less wait til the end of November to start! I really need a livable way to incorporate prayer and scripture into my day as a working mom and even after my first two entries, and this is it. I have always been a planner and journaler, and to have both functionalities in the same elegant and thoughtful book is so helpful and refreshing. I'm looking forward to getting off my phone more since I have the lectionary readings and day planner in print, keeping me away from the tempting apps that await me when I open my calendar or web browser to look up the scripture of the day and my events.
Cannot wait to continue this new practice in the coming year!!
I have been a SOD user from the kickstarter days, and I have used both the paper and digital versions. When I needed an Ipad and apple pencil for work, I decided to try the digital version of the planner. I use the GoodNotes app and open the PDF file there. I can write, highlight, add pages between SOD pages for notes / planning, bookmark pages, add calendars to an outline, etc. It is easy for me to carry with me everywhere I go.
My practice is to wake up early - before the husband and kids - take my caffeine to the back porch, and spend 15 or 20 minutes working through my day. Having the planner has kept me feeling grounded in a time of uncertainty.
I discovered this unassuming series one afternoon when I got lost on Amazon--and have not regretted it since! If you love literature and scripture and the slow-reading of both, then this gem is for you. My absolute favorite book in the series is the "Between Midnight and Dawn" one she wrote on Lent and Eastertide. Her selections mirror the death and descent we experience during Lent and the rising and resurrection we experience during the Eastertide season.
This book is my first foray into Traci Smith's work. It is direct, to the point, and easy to adapt practices and think through concepts for children.
I have a background in child development, and even have dabbled in children's ministry, but I still flounder. (I am definitely a youth and college minister.) This book makes the process of Advent, Christmas, etc. relatable and me able to work with children, both the ones I'm raising and others.
I highly recommend it as a primer and it goes well paired with Shadow and Light (also sold in this store.)
Jan Richardson is one of the wonderful voices of calm and reason amongst the chaos. I picked up nearly everything of hers during the pandemic and have found that her prayers, even in times where I am flustered bring a sense of calm.
This book is particularly beautiful in its printing and communicates a great sense of depth in understanding who God is through words and art.