Journaling Through May - Week Two! May 07 2018

Hello!

If you are just now finding this series, click right here to read Week One’s post!

First, an observation:

One thing I noticed immediately was the Journal page entries are small! I tend to ramble, so this was initially a challenge. It ended up being good for me, though, as it forced me dig up the root of what was on my mind before I put it on paper. Now I have a week of journal entries where I can easily follow the direction of my thoughts.

Week One Recap:

Last week I focused on my “word” for the year - Peace.  God pointed out something very specific to me at the beginning of the week. To me, peace will be a result - not a “thing” in and of itself. 

I thought that peace was just something I decide to have. I decide that I am going to be at peace today. I decide I am going to experience a feeling of peacefulness at work. Only…how do I know I am at peace? What does peace actually feel like?

I am coming to believe that peace is a result of trust - trust in God, trust in His leading, His care. Trust in God’s trustworthiness. I will not experience true, lifelong peace unless I fully trust God.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, who’s mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” - Isaiah 26:3

When I think of trust, it sounds like both the easiest and hardest thing in the world. It will be a journey in and of itself. But I want to experience peace, so I want to take this road called Trust, however smooth or rocky it turns out to be. 

 

On to Week Two!

Remember the list of journal ideas from Week One? Here’s what we have left to choose from:

  • Quotes Journal
  • Gratitude Journal
  • Prayer Journal
  • Looking Inward (Emotions) Journal

The style of journaling I choose for this week is Gratitude Journal. Here are three ways I can play with that idea this week!

  1. Write down everything I am grateful for on that day. 
  2. Take a picture of what I am grateful for, print it to fit one side of the entry, and write a short list of gratitude on the other side of the entry. 
  3. Pick one thing I am grateful for and write about how it was in my life, why I am grateful for it, and then thank God for it. 

Today’s entry might have something to do with these Tulips!

 

Have a great week everyone!

P.S. 

On a side note, if I decide to start journaling consistently about my word for the year (which up till now I have not), I will consider buying an actual bound journal - where I can ramble to my heart's content. :)

As I said last week, do what works for you when you journal. If the Journal pages in the store are just your cup of tea, great! If you need more room to write, great! I've found some really nice journals at Hobby Lobby and Staples. The important thing isn't who's journal you buy, it's that you are journaling!