Several years ago, I read an article that identified the six activities of people who "flourish" as: helping others; interacting with others; being intentional about playing, learning, and exercise; and engaging in some kind of spiritual practice. As I sit with my Sabbath page open at the beginning of the week, I make notes - How will I be serving / volunteering this week? With whom will I play? From what book will I learn? I begin each morning of the week in prayer (using the BCP readings as a guide), and then I record the six activities, triple-spaced, in the lined part of the planner. Each evening, I record in the ways I "flourished" that day by writing down how I helped, with whom I interacted, etc. When the Sabbath arrives again, I reflect on how I "flourished" (and failed to) during the past week, and I reset by making notes about how I will "flourish" in the week ahead.
This is my second year using the daily planner. I currently use mine for planning out Bible study, for writing down things I am praying for and practicing a memory verse. This helps me focus on what is truly important for the day and for God's plans, not my own.
This is such a thoughtfully designed resource. The focus on honoring rest and Sabbath has been particularly helpful. I also appreciate the ideas for more intentionally following the liturgical year.
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!