Feb 15, 2017

My First Traveler's Notebook Insert used as a FAITH JOURNAL!

faith journaling in a traveler's notebook

My deepest desire is to help inspire you, encourage you, and walk beside you as we learn about Jesus Christ and ultimately spread His love through our daily lives, as well as our creative works. 

Recently I became OBSESSED with all things TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK!!! Have you jumped on the train yet? Well I'm full steam ahead. I just completed my first insert and I wanted to share it with you all. 

I used my first insert as a companion to my current devotion as a faith journal. For the past six months I have been head deep in a great devotion called Living Life on Purpose by Lisa Ter Keurst. Lisa is the founder and president of Proverbs31.com. If your not familiar with that resource or the book I would really like to encourage you to check out both. Both are extremely amazing and very valuable to my main goal, which is, too become the best Christian woman I can be! 

living life on purpose by lisa terkeurst
So I started by creating my own TN insert. It's super easy and not difficult at all. I saw a few tutorials and tweaked it until I got the thickness, style, and look I wanted. I'll have my own tutorial up soon! Basically I used 6-8 pieces of thick cardstock which I printed a grid on. Some colored cardstock for the cover and then decorated the cover with stuff from my scrapbook stash. I used scarps of paper along with some sheets from a hot buy paper pad I found at Michael's last week. Some tags, ephemera and stickers from The Reset Girl, Martha Stewart, and Me and My Big Ideas.


traverler's notebook faith journal


I started this journal with a few questions in mind taken directly from the book. Some of the fundamental questions of life that TerKeurst speaks on are the following:



#1 WHO AM I? WHAT IS MY FOUNDATION?

traverler's notebook faith journal
traverler's notebook faith journal






I used my most favorite selfie as of recently and started the book with some positive notes to my self. I think it's important that we remember that we are braver than we believe, stronger than we seem, smarter than we think and loved more than we'll ever know. I think it's very important to truly know that Christ sees us like this and we should feel this way about ourselves. WE ARE LOVED!!!

traverler's notebook faith journalI borrowed my foundation from the author as she wrote exactly what I was thinking and feeling. My foundation is simple; I am a daughter of the KING, a dearly loved child, He is my rock and my shelter! I'm committed to living my life for Him! 



#2 WHY DO I EXIST? WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?

traverler's notebook faith journal

traverler's notebook faith journaltraverler's notebook faith journal
traverler's notebook faith journal



Google defines the word "purpose" as this: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. So why do I exist? Why did God make me?
My purpose is simple as well; I was created for others. I am a servant. I am a mother, wife, and friend. I have been given the gifts of creativity and encouragement and I must and will use them to glorify, teach and lead others to God.



#3 WHAT AM I TO DO? WHAT IS MY MISSION?

traverler's notebook faith journal

Taking into consideration my gifts, interest, experiences and personality I am fulfilling my purpose and answering the call of my mission by serving and spending the majority of my time in three main roles; a wife, mother, and creative encourager! I must be a helpmate to my husband. A christ-like example to my children, and an encourager to my friends and the people God brings into my life. This is my mission! 




#4 WHERE AM I TO SERVE? WHAT IS MY MINISTRY?

I have taken some time to pray and think on this and I keep seeing something very vivid in my mind and on my heart. My ministry is right here. My blog. My home. Those are the places that I can speak out, teach, lead, and uplift others. 

traverler's notebook faith journal


#5 When Am I to Do These Things?

traverler's notebook faith journal

traverler's notebook faith journal
 EVERY SINGLE DAY!! I truly believe that my my ministry is here. Right here, right in front of me. My home and my blog!  I know I must manage my time between each role wisely. I must plan, prepare, and work hard to do all the things that the Lord has called me to do.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE DETAILED WALK-THRU OF MY FIRST COMPLETED TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK INSERT used as a FAITH JOURNAL CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW...












1 comment:

  1. Wonderful blog entry, Stephanie! I especially appreciate that your blog can pertain to both women and men... very wise words. Thank you for sharing! :)

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