• Scripture Study
    Faith,  Scripture Study

    7 Faith Based Journal Ideas

    Benefits from Keeping Faith Based Journals Through keeping faith-based journals I have been benefited in increasing my understanding of the scriptures, growing in faith, and becoming more intentional in my prayers. Also, I love exploring different options for faith-based journals. It’s worth noting that different styles clarify and/or deepen understanding in varied ways. While I have used most of these faith-based journal ideas in my own journaling, I don’t use them all at once. Additionally, Find what works best for you with your goals and your season of life. Likewise, feel free to combine ideas or create them into something new that works for you.  7 Faith Based Journal Ideas:…

  • Intentional Prayer Journal
    Family Story,  Life Story

    Prayer Journal

    Create a Prayer Journal to Help Increase Intentional Prayer Why create a prayer journal? Personally, I’ve found a prayer journal useful for: First, writing down questions or concerns in prayer allows me to see them. Second, and more importantly, I record answers to prayers and recognize blessings that have come through prayer. I’m more aware of the answers when I’m looking for them. Also, so answers stand out, consider circling them or putting a star or something else that helps differentiate them by or around them.  Additionally, writing down concerns or questions I have helps me to be more intentional. My words carry more thought vs. habit. If becoming more…

  • Creating a Personal Journal Writing Routine
    Life Story

    When Will I Find Time to Write?

    Creating a personal journal writing routine Creating a personal journal writing routine may seem overwhelming when you’re wondering “When will I find time to write”? The short answer is, it’s essential to create the time. You can start small. Even five minutes set aside for writing can help form a habit that can be built upon later. From my own experiences, I have realized how beneficial keeping a personal journal can be. That being said, my personal journal writing routine has shifted with my life’s circumstances over the years. First, how often would you like to write? Daily? Once a week? Somewhere in between? My suggestion for creating a routine…

  • 3 Ways to share Journal
    Life Story

    Journal Sharing?

    3 Ways to share your personal journal Journal sharing? Share your personal journal? Isn’t it “personal” for a reason? Yes, Yes, and Yes. Firstly, when I write in my personal journal it is for me. Why share your personal journal? Selectively sharing entries from your personal journal is a beneficial tool in sharing a piece of your story with someone else. In addition to what I show and how much of what I share, I’m selective in who I share part of my journal with and how I share it.  How I share my journal: Relate Stories: While I can recall some stories without my journal, I find that through…

  • Writing Life Challenges
    Life Story

    Writing Through Challenges

    How writing personal challenges in my journal helps me I think part of the reason I love my journals so much is because of the challenges I’ve written down, including many I’ve now worked through. Some challenges involve another person or people, or other outside influence, while others are more internal. With any challenge, I find writing about it in a journal is highly beneficial to me working through it. How has writing my challenges down helped me? Writing a challenge, I’m currently experiencing, captures more details of the experience and more expression of my thoughts and feelings. As I read through my journal entries, the times I have written…

  • Outside Family Memories
    Family Time

    Get Outside!

    Capturing Memories How do you like to spend time outside with your family? What outdoor activities do you enjoy together? Is there an outdoor activity you personally enjoy that you can share with your family or with a friend? With the warmer weather, I’m enjoying spending more time outdoors. Additionally, spending time as a family outdoors is a great place to strengthen family bonds and create memories. Have you documented those outdoor memories? Take pictures of your favorite outdoor activities: group and individual activities. Admittedly, I don’t always think to pull out my camera in the moment. However, I am grateful for the moments I have captured with my camera.…

  • first journal
    Family Time,  Kids Journal

    Pass Journal Writing onto Your Kids with their First Journal

    Why I Give My Children Their First Journal Before They Can Write and How I Use It: Why? If you have a young child or children in your home, it can be a great opportunity to start their first journal for them (it’s really for you too). This first journal does differ from other journals they may have later. First off, if they are very young, they don’t know how to write yet. I give my children their first journal during their toddler years. This journal provides me with a space to write my favorite memories of them. I’m surprised by how fast little moments that don’t seem they’d be…

  • I Keep a Personal Journal
    Life Story

    5 Reasons I Keep a Personal Journal

    I keep a personal journal to… I keep a personal journal to remember. By writing down my experiences, it helps me remember them more clearly. I want to remember the little details I might otherwise forget. Additionally, I include my thoughts and how I felt at the time. I want to remember those happy joyful moments during the hard times. Also, I write about those harder experiences too, because, while they are often painful, I learn so much from them. Writing in my personal journal helps me see my challenges more clearly, so I am better able to work through them or deal with them. Writing the situation down helps…