When I was at the LDS Booksellers Convention I met a beautiful woman named Michelle who owns a company called Personal Ponderings that makes and sells scripture, literary, and personal journals. It didn't take long for me to know that we needed to connect. We had a really good talk about scripture journals (among many other things) and then Michelle gave me one of her scripture journals to try out and review.
Each Personal Ponderings journal is a seven ringed scripture-sized binder. It comes with insert paper and A-Z tabs to organize scripture study and notes. It has several blank tabs where you can file things like quotes, blessings, personal revelations, talks, etc... In my opinion though the best part of the journal though is that it has a FREE Travel Companion journal. This is a thin journal that just has a pad of insert paper in it. You can stick it in your purse or bag and carry it with you all the time to record thoughts at church, lectures, or whenever (no more writing notes on the back of programs!) Then you go home and take the pages you wrote on out and file them in the big journal.
I wasn't quite sure how I'd feel about using a different type of scripture journal because I feel like I already have a really good scripture study routine down. I figured I'd give it a try. Here is an example of what the journal and the travel companion look like open.
Honestly, I am not sure that I will use this for my scripture study (because I already love what I have going on) but it has already become the place where I store thoughts and revelations I receive outside of scripture study. Which, until I had this journal, wasn't even something I realized I needed. I have been using it to write down the revelation I get during my personal prayers, thoughts I have at church, in the car, in the middle of the night, or any thing else I don't want to forget. It has been so helpful to have a place to keep them... and even better, a place to organize them so I can find... and use them... again.
The only complaint I have had about it so far is that one of my kids threw the travel journal and the cardboard on the back of the insert pad came off, which makes it harder to get it to stay in.... but it still works and when I buy a new insert ($5) hopefully it won't get thrown.
These journals are wonderful and if you are looking for a good scripture journal, this would be perfect.
Today Michelle is giving away a free scripture journal and travel companion to a lucky reader. If you'd like to enter please do at least one of the following:
- Share Personal Ponderings website on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or you blog
- "Like" Personal Ponderings on Facebook
- Leave me a comment telling me your best scripture study tip
- Share one of your favorite posts from MY blog on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or your blog
Please leave me a comment letting me know which ones you did.
The Giveaway will be open until Sept. 28th at 12:00 PM! Best wishes.