My sacred ordinary days planner keeps me grounded in the scriptures yet draws me to open myself to new expressions of my faith in the use of white space. The weekly Examen is a practice that takes utter dependence on the Lord‘s leading as I embrace reflection and re-orientation. My Sacred Ordinary planner is unique. At first using it was uncomfortable but it has become a treasure for me. Ever grateful!
I love that these planners make space for me to pause and rest, as much as they do for me to plan and pursue. The prayerful pauses offer room to grow through the interior parts of my day as much as the exterior ones, which is such a gift. The bonus is that they’re well made, and lovely to keep close.
I've been using the SOD planner since 2016 and each year it yields new and increasing fruit in my life. It helps me slow down and notice patterns--week by week and season by season. I have come to really enjoy the rhythm of the different seasons throughout the year and the planner has helped me to dwell more fully in the uniqueness of each one.
I've been a fan of the Sacred Ordinary Days planner since I first found it on Kickstarter. This planner is a wonderful resource which combines scripture, inspirational quotes from spiritual leaders, prayer, and sacred practices into a convenient package. When I sit with my planner, I find myself actually pausing to reflect and pray, as opposed to simply focusing on calendar events and the often busyness of life. What a blessing!
I was in a car accident that turned my life upside down. Attending church and volunteering with my faith community became impossible. I started using a planner because my occupational therapist thought it would be helpful. After using a regular planner, I started to wonder if there was a Christian based planner and that's when I came across Sacred Ordinary Days. I was so excited! I've been using the SOD planner for the last 5 years now! What I love about this planner is that it helps me stay connected to the Church. I feel apart of something even though I cannot be physically present. Living the Church Year by using this planner has brought me a lot of hope and kept me rooted in Christ. I don't feel quite so alone. As someone who NEEDS to write down everything, I find the daily planner (one page per day) to be the perfect fit for me. It's affordable, practical, and beautiful.
I thought I had a planner system all figured out and wouldn't benefit from adding a second planner to my lineup. When the team offered free PDFs October of 2019 though, I still decided to try the planner out. While I have a great planner system that works for me, I really appreciate the Daily Office & Common Prayer to help guide my mornings. Additionally, the planner helps me start each week with a little more intentionality as I sit down to reflect on the previous week and adjust for the week ahead. Especially during the disrupted rhythms of this year, Sacred Ordinary Days has helped to ground me in Scripture each day and to not just let the days slip by.
My 5th SOD planner just arrived and every year, I say it it my favorite. This year it is a more compact size with a beautiful linen cover and two ribbons to easily find your place.
I discovered Sacred Ordinary Days in a year of upheaval in my life. My husband had two life-threatening medical events in quick succession and we found our lives in need of new daily rhythms both during his long recovery and afterwards. Finding a planner firmly planted in Scripture, the seasons of Christ's life, priorities over to-do's, with a space for weekly Examen and Sabbath felt like a cool sip of water on a long dusty road.
It has taken me through my husband's full recovery (yah!), a Seminary degree, and beyond. Because of the spiritual formation built into the SOD planner, it remains a keen part of my daily spiritual life. It seems like every year I find an aspect to utilize more fully to deepen my ongoing encounter with God. I heartily recommend this planner to establish healthy rhythms of work and rest.
I started using this planner a few years ago and it didn't really click at the time. During Lent, in the midst of all the crazy, I found myself craving order and creating a plan for my day. I snagged a SOD planner with the intention of utilizing it as a planner and prayer journal. I love that there is space in each day for whatever needs to be written on the page. I find myself paging through the readings to set an intention for my day. I'm finding I feel way more accomplished when I can write down my priorities -- only three -- and finish those in the day. I love that the planner has helped me to create moments of silence in my hectic day. I also LOVE that it's set in the liturgical year so I'm mindful of the wider church.
I’ve been using this planner for four years. It has definitely gone through some changes but each one has been a planner that works. I’ve tried to switch to other planners but this is the one that I turn to over and over again because it works for me. And I don’t mean that l like it the best, I mean it does the work of helping me to honor the liturgical seasons and keeps me honest about sabbath as well as my daily work. Every year, I look forward to what improvements are made and keep my old ones almost as spiritual journals of my day to day life.
I have treasured my devotional. That’s what I call it and how I use it. I gave up using it as a planner (no planner has ever worked for me for long....so I don’t blame it on the format). Instead I use the spaces for journaling, reflecting, rephrasing scripture, or praying. Thank you for making this a available!!