Inside: Journaling is a great tool for spiritual growth. Here’s a list of must-have supplies for Christian women looking to get started!
I’ve kept a journal ever since I was a child, I love them. It is what started my love of writing. Over the years my journaling has changed and grown and I have also come to have a new appreciation for it.
The one thing that I really love about journaling is how easy it is to get started. Get some paper, something to write with and start writing down whatever is in your heart or mind.
Best Tools for Christian Women Who Love Journaling
1. Journals – You can keep it simple and use notebooks, composition books or moleskins. I like to splurge a little and get some really beautiful journals from DaySpring.
2. Good pens – I’m a bit of a pen fanatic. I have them everywhere and I only like a certain style, ink color, etc. You’ll be more likely to write more of often if you enjoy it.
3. Bible – If you want to have room to take notes in your Bible you definitely want to check out a journaling Bible. With wide margins and not a lot of extras, there’s plenty of room for you to write down your thoughts and insights.
4. Bible study tools – journaling for spiritual growth means that you need to be able to dig into the Word on your own. Having a collection of tools at hand is great. A concordance and dictionary are a great place to start. Here’s a list of the best Bible study tools.
5. Come to the Well: How to Connect with God Through Journaling – if you are new to journaling this is a must read! This book will show you how to get started with ideas, hear clearly from God and how to do it all in 15 minutes a day.
6. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling – if you want to dip your toe into those beautiful images and drawings in your Bible or if you want to create lovely pages in your journal this book will help you get started.
7. Art supplies – one of the best things about journaling is getting to make it your own. You can get as basic or creative as you want to. I’m not a great artist but I love using watercolors to add a splash of color to my journal pages.
8. Decorations – even if you don’t like to draw or aren’t that creative you can spice your journaling pages up with different decorations and accessories. Washi tape is fun and comes in all sorts (dogs, flowers, shapes). Stickers are an easy way to add some flair. I like to use these designer paper clips to mark the last page I wrote on.
9. Illustrated Faith kits – if you want to step up your Bible journaling game these kits are perfect. You’ll get new journaling supplies in each kit plus you’ll also get a devotion to help you be in the Word. There are new kits each month and they are full of fun accessories and easy to use. And you don’t have to worry about buying a bunch of extras (unless you want to).
10. Storage solutions – once you have all this fun stuff you need a place to keep it all. There are some fun ways to keep things organized that are just as pretty as your journals are. I love these bags and totes from DaySpring.