My Notebook

March 10, 2012

in the generous life

I have a notebook that I carry around in my purse. 

It’s beginning to have a bit of a reputation (my husband and friends notice how often I scribble something down in it). I jot down sermon notes, addresses, Generous Wife ideas, book recommendations, prayer requests and more. It’s become a wonderful tool and is a help in so many ways. I don’t lose important information. It’s become a place to go for ideas. Things don’t slip away in the busyness of the day.  They get written down to read and consider later when I have a quiet moment.

I encourage y’all to do likewise. Get a notebook and put it where you can get to it often. When your husband mentions something he likes, write it down. When someone shares a vacation idea, write it down. Write down your prayers. Take notes from the books you read. It’s amazing the wealth that will collect there, that can be used to bless your loved ones and bring order to the ideas that flow through your life.

This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action – I will write it out. Hortense Calisher

Image credit © Lori Byerly


Here is the second part of the Stupendous Marriage Interview with Marriage Author Sheila Wray Gregoire.  (of To Love, Honor & Vacuum)


Articles like this really encourage me. I’ve had my own struggles and I have a hunger to see people set free. Waking Up From Someone Else’s Dream  Be yourself. You are wonderful. (from (in)courage)


Be generous! Lori <><

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole March 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

That’s a great idea! I can imagine how packed that book would become quickly and how cool it would be to reflect on things later.


Angie C March 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

I like this idea, I use my Iphone note pad for that, I also use it for my journal when I need to get some nasty stuff out that I don’t want others to see, and get it off my chest. I also use the calendar function to put important things to remember with an alarm so I am reminded. I love this useful tool.


Stu Gray March 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

Thanks for the mention Lori! I also love your notebook idea… Much like a commonplace book… But wen better because it keeps so much info!!

( I know I’m a boy, so it won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t publish this!! :D )


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