Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” ~Psalms 27:14
A few months ago I took one of my infamous trips to Hobby Lobby. I came across this beautiful, gold journal normally $30. However, they had it marked for $10. I also bought the gorgeous journal insert with my 40% off coupon costing me $17 total for the entire journal.
So as you can see, I could not pass up this deal. If you’ve ever visited Hobby Lobby you know the struggle when you find that ONE deal. It was like the heavens aligned and God put this together for me and only me as there was only one left!!! I actually pray before going shopping for God to make known my needs. This one was easy to see although I did not know why at the time.
I have what my husband and children call a jounal/crafting/Hobby Lobby addiction. I call it my stress reliever. However if you come to my home, you will find a journal in every corner of my home as well as a stash in a Rubbermaid container under my table/desk. If you come to my office, you will literally find 3 pad folios 20 spiral business notebooks 2 five subject notebooks and 3 journals. I love paper products and pens. Maybe my family has a right to feel the way they do!
Now why this one journal popped out at me that day, I didn’t know until here in the last few months. I have been asked to help launch a few Christian books in the last year. I have a habit of writing notes, tagging pages, and highlighting as I read. But I don’t like to go back for references I like my journals for that.
As I was reading my friend Barbara Koob’s book Dream Discoveries It really came upon me that I needed a place to keep my notes. Here’s where God’s timing came in to play for me. As I was praying about this, it came over me to clean my home office and this beautiful, gold journal showed up as if God was hitting me over the head with it.
Now I use it for my dream disvovery journaling (more to be written on this topic/book soon). I also use it for the exercises in Hope Prevails as well as Fervent and Power of a Praying Woman prayers and scriptures from those books. What better place to keep God’s word than this gold leather journal? It is a good fit for this princess that’s for sure!
Anyone of you who know me, know this journal will be blinged out and used. It is a Project Life journal so I have so much flexibility with it. As you can see below, I have inserted some pocket pages and been truly inspired by Barbara’s and Dr Michelle’s books. Individual reviews are coming soon.
God blessed me with great women like Barbara and Michelle in my life. Helping them grow their message has been a true blessing to me and expanding my faith in different ways.
My husband and children can roll their eyes when I walk through the door from one of my hobby lobby trips but they have no clue how much stress relief this one find has given me. Bi-regional living is hard! This journal has kept me sane…..
This is my fun way of expanding my knowledge as I read, pray, and journal. How do you do it?
God bless and goodnight
A blessed woman in TX