Another busy week and I’m so thrilled my oldest will finally be done with school for the summer. I have so many plans to grow their faith and to grow closer as a family. I’m counting on the late nights catching fireflies, gooey s’mores, skipping rocks at the lake, and moments of worship on Sundays to hear God speak to my mothering heart. Our journals will become a part of our morning routine, after we wake up late, grab breakfast and wait for Elijah’s medicine to kick in. 

My son’s devotion time will consist of reading Jesus Calling.

jesus calling


Little miss five-year-old Tori Grace’s time will include reading a letter and then drawing her scripture verses plus what she learned in her letter from her “Daddy King.”


And my teenager, her’s includes this awesome devotional

teen girls devotional

I love watching them read their devotionals and then read today’s verse, and I love it even more when I see their prayers scribbled, drawn, and scrawled across the pages of their journals.

My dream is that this time of journaling and reviewing the same scripture together becomes a sweet memory of their childhood–where they’ll look back and think, “this is how my faith grew,” despite the difficult days, the moments when I bit my lip to get through it as they fought me tooth and nail to stay focused, to read through it and to just get it done.

I assure you there will be days like that–and that is okay!!!! 

A quick note for my new subscribers. In January, I challenged my readers to Pray and Journal Scriptures as a family. Each Sunday I post verses for your family to use. Each family time is different, yours may consist of one journal where everyone reads the scripture and then writes their prayers. 

Others like mine have individual journals. Each family may write out simple prayer request, or use acrostics like the word JOY (Jesus.Others.Self) to journal, and still others simple recite the verse on the way to work, school, etc, talk about it and then pray out loud. 

Each family’s life is different–but the point is to make the Bible come to life in your child’s life. 

We’re only in week 10 because of my recent trip to the Philippines, crazy work schedule, and other things. But, like myself, I’m asking you NOT to give up–life happens. 

My Prayers for the challenge and for you

I’d love to hear from you, your struggles, your ideas, and tips. My prayer is my blog would become a community for mom’s who want to dive into real life issues, to grow their faith, to encourage each other and come here for encouragement–and I can’t do that without YOU. 

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How to Start Prayer Journals 

To start visit this post: Journaling with Scriptures as a Family 

This week’s Verses 

In case you can’t print them, here is the list. Journaling with the family scriptures week 10


May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. ~Psalm 20:4 


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. ~Jeremiah 17:7


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.      ~Matthew 5:9 


Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.       ~ 1 Peter 3:9


Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.  Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. ~Proverbs 3:7-8


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