The Dec. 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. This issue features TLC’s annual collection of gift ideas: 36 contributors recommend books, films, music, and a manner of time management that centers on the Daily Office.

The Rev. Erin Jean Warde, associate rector for Christian formation at Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, writes:

One of the ways I have chosen to work out my neuroses about time is through an obsession with planners. I’ve used many planners, each of which promised to keep me up to speed with a world that ties my productivity to my worth. In the margins of my to-do list, I penciled in time for prayer. Then, I found the Sacred Ordinary Days Liturgical Day Planner (sacredordinarydays.com). This planner offers space to record appointments, but it first provides the daily office lectionary Scriptures for each day. Sacred Ordinary Days reminds of me of what I already believe: that even the mundane appointments of my life are transformed by God into opportunities for new life, like bread into body and wine into blood.

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