My scripture journal brings me far more joy and happiness than any project or craft that I complete. I love how much I have learned by picking a gosple topic and then researching it and writing about what I learned. I have had far more lightbulb moments studying this way than just casually reading a article or a few scriptures on a subject. Since I last posted about my scripture journal there have been two other bloggers post about theirs and I wanted to share the links to them. There are soo many different ways you can set up your journal so I want to share these ideas. The first one is from Chocolate on my Cranium. She posted about journals in general but then towards the bottom of her post she talks about her scripture journal. When you stop by her blog be sure to check out her flannel board section – it makes for some great family home evening resources. The other blog is Mamas Who Know. She posts about how she set up her scripture journal while she was in the MTC. I love how she says that her journal is a treasure to her. That’s what mine is to me and I just started it not too long ago. My other two favorite posts about scripture journals (I have linked to them before, but if this is your first time reading about them be sure and read these), is from Women in the Scriptures and Red Headed Hostess. Since I started my scripture journal I have made a journal basket to keep all the supplies I need in one spot.
It makes sitting down and studying so much easier. I have a folder that I keep my weekly journal quotes handouts in, old conference Ensigns, the Relief Society and sunday school manuals, post-it notes and a pencil keeper to hold scissors, double sided tape, and scripture pencils in. I have a page in there that I call “random thoughts” it’s a page that I just write down whatever thoughts or promptings I have. There’s a quote by Elder Gene R. Cook, “I’ve found, as I’m sure you have, that when you’re trying to learn from the Lord and you feel an impression from the Spirit…Its important to make a note so it will not be forgotten. The more you not only hear but abide by what you’ve been told, the more the Lord will give to you. It will come more and more rapidly and you will begin to hear and feel those impressions of the Spirit more quickly than you have previously done.” (Address to Religious Educators, 1 September 1989) No matter what your faith is you can start a scripture journal. Just do it, it’s fun!
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