It's almost a new year, which is a great time to pick up a new devotional journal. Ellie Claire has three options to choose from.
This devotional begins with a beautiful, brightly colored cover. The devotions feature God's creation, including nature in all forms. It's a 365-day devotional journal, running January to December. Each one features a verse, devotion, prayer, and space for journaling. The pages complement the cover with flowers and peacocks. I find it somewhat calming to read this, as I was taken in with the descriptions (such as "A creek runs through my neighbor's field..." and "Fireflies glittered in the pasture surrounding my daughter's home...") If you feel closer to God when you're outside, this is a devotional journal to check out. A ribbon bookmark is also included, as is an elastic band for closure.
This is a yearly devotional journal which contains inspirational quotes from popular Christian worship songs or hymns at the beginning of each devotion, followed by the message, a Bible passage to read, and a prayer. I love worship music, so I was excited to see lyrics used with the devotionals. (Note: You do need to have access to a Bible, as the verse referenced is not provided with the devotion.) There are numerous lines to use for daily journaling. The pages have flowers which complement the cover, and a bookmark and elastic closure band are included.
Examples of the inspiring quotes/lyrics:
- "And with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength." from "Love the Lord" by Lincoln Brewster
- "I'm pressed but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed." from "Trading My Sorrows" by Darrell Evans
- "His banner over us is love, our sword the Word of God." from "Faith is the Victory" by John H. Yates
The focus of this journal is on peace, and that starts with the cover, which is beautiful and peaceful to look at. The focus is on the fact that God is the only source of true peace, and He wants to give it to us, as well. The daily devotions in the 365-day devotional journal follow the standard format (verse, devotion, and prayer), along with lines for journaling. The edges of the pages match the coloring of the cover. In a world full of chaos on a daily basis, I like that this devotional focuses on helping the reader find (that sometimes elusive) peace. A ribbon bookmark and elastic band for closure are included.