Monday, January 2, 2012

Peaks, Pits, Praises, & Prayers

I am a firm believer that marriage takes three, you, your spouse, and God. I knew that with the craziness that being SENIORS in college, launching 2 new ministries, and me making the decision to go back to work, that we would be finding ourselves busy this year. With the craziness of schedules it can sometimes be challenging for me to take time to truly pray for my husband the way that I want to. One of our resolutions for this wonderful new year was to spend time praying for one another and to keep a journal of our daily peaks, pits, praises and prayers. I have kept a journal like this off and on since I was a teenager, and it has been such a blessing to me to be able to look back and realize God's faithfulness in its entirety. We decided to do journals and write our prayers for each other daily, I am beyond excited to be doing this with my very best friend and soul mate.
Today I am going to show you how to make some wonderful journals for yourself or anyone else in your life! But before we get crafting here is a general idea of what we will share in our journals daily.Peaks of the Day: The highlights. The good moments. Something overall positive that happened during the day, big or small :] 2. Pit of the Day: The low point of the day. But, rather than just complaining about it, a way that looking back at it can be positive or a blessing in disguise. 3. Praise: Simply praising God for specific things that happened or even for His awesome love.
4. Prayers: Prayer requests that may have arisen from the new day or that have been lingering.
Then we will spend time writing down our prayers for one another :]

Supplies Needed:
*Any type of notebook, we used composition ones.
*Scrapbook paper & scissors to cut the paper,
*Letters, I cut mine out with my Quickutz.
*Modpodge, to adhere your paper, and a foam brush.

I began by tracing my notebook on the scrapbook paper and cutting it accordingly. Then I coated the front of the notebook with a thin layer of modpodge and carefully placed the paper over it. I let each side sit for a few minutes before flipping it over and repeating this process. Then I added our letters and my punch out, I used my xyron for the letters, and regular double-sided tape for my punch out. You can use whatever you have on hand or whatever works best for you. On my book I added some purple ribbon, feel free to decorate your however you wish!Here is a quick glimpse of how ours turned out!

And one last picture of them together :]

I hope that this year brings you countless blessings!


Anonymous said...

So much better than before! Love the girly girl touches you added. :-)

Danielle said...

I think this is a great idea. Love the journals. And I do agree it takes three to make a marriage work. Awesome post!

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