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Slow Day: Week 4

Welcome to my weekly Slow Day post, inspired by Monica from . My Word for 2018 is Slow and, in the spirit of that word, I’m taking one day each week (Wednesday) off — I’ll be unplugged and offline and plan to move at a slower pace, take time to do things that refresh me, and just really focus on being present and savoring the moment.

Each Saturday, I’ll be sharing a photographic peek into my Slow Day — and I’ll let the pictures almost 100% speak for themselves, instead of giving many explanations. Enjoy a little peek into our lives!

I didn’t end up making it into real clothes before school dropoff… it seems that’s been happening more often recently! At least I got my run in!

Mornings at our house…

Ready for Discipleship Group… I met a friend for a quick breakfast before we headed to church.

(My notes for a short talk I gave this week as part of the main session.)

Jesse picked me up from Discipleship Group and we drove to downtown Nashville for a date at ETCH (we had been given a gift card three years ago in exchange for a project I helped a friend with — we finally decided it was time to use it!)

My salad was delicious!

After school snacks… Kathrynne made a mask in one of her classes so she wore it home! 😉 Also, just to clarify, that is sparkling cider. And yes, the kids like to drink their drinks in unique glasses. We have plenty of normal cups and glasses, but they usually prefer “grown-up” glasses and I just let them go for it! 🙂

Kaitlynn always has a project she’s working on!

My current reads: and .

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  • Tara says:

    Any recommendations for someone visiting Nashville for the first time? Would love some restaurant or dessert suggestions 🙂

    Thank you!!

    • Jo says:

      Hmmm… I’m probably not the person to ask since I’m not a foodie! 🙂 My friend, Bekah, is a total foodie and she posts lots of fun places they have visited over on her Instagram:

  • says:

    I read Daddy Long-Legs a couple of years ago – it’s a cute little book! There is also a sequel called Dear Enemy about Judy’s roommate Sallie. Jean Webster’s Patty books aren’t related (except for being about a girls’ school), but I actually enjoyed them more than these.

    • Jo says:

      Thanks so much for the suggestion! I was inspired to read this book because I loved Dear Mr. Knightley so much and I had heard these are similar!

  • JJ says:

    Your daughter has aMaZiNg handlettering skills!!! Your encouragement to her will do more for her than you will ever know!!! Love these posts!!!

  • Christy M. says:

    I just want you to know, that you are my favorite blogger. You are beautiful inside and out. Your messages of encouragement always come at the right time for me. I admire your dedication to God, your family, and helping others. I can always count on you for messages of encouragement. Keep on being who you are! I sure appreciate you.

  • Tamera J says:

    Is the book in your photo, Becoming a Whole Hearted Disciple, available for purchase? Looks like a good one for a ladies Bible study.

    • Jo says:

      It’s the handbook for the discipleship program that our church uses that has been life-changing for me and so many others. It’s put together by our pastor, but it’s currently only available for those who sign up for the program at our church.

    • Mrs S says:

      I would love to have a copy, unfortunately a few thousand miles from Nashville ? hopefully someday it will be for sale. ?

  • says:

    Loved Daddy Long Legs!!

  • Marlene says:

    I recently read Daddy Long Legs. It’s a great light, hilarious read – enjoy!!

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