“Letters to Myself” – Setting up a new Traveler’s Notebook

I am a member of the By the Well 4 God Creative Team.  While they send me their kits each month for free, I always purchase extra goodies and completely believe in the mission of this company and the family that runs it.  All opinions are my own!

img_8684It’s a new month which means a new kit from “By the Well 4 God”!  The kit this month is called “Waiting in Day 2”, and it focuses on those times in our lives where we feel stuck in the waiting.  Often during times of trial, we feel as if we are just waiting to get through it, but sometimes the dawn of Day 2 sees in the exact same place of grief, anxiety, and worry.  The disciples experienced all of these feelings on their own Day 2, the day after Jesus was crucified on the cross.  In those times of despair, it can be difficult to hold on to the hope that God provides, but the truth is, Sunday is coming!

img_8681For this month’s devotional, I decided to use my coordinating Traveler’s Notebook to write letters to myself.  While I don’t currently find myself in the midst of a trial, I know that we live in a fallen world, so the trials of life are inevitable.  I also know from past experience that when I am in the midst of a trial, it can be hard in those times to remember the truths that God provides.  So, I came to the conclusion that I would write letters to myself, letters to read when I was experiencing heartache, stress, and anxiety.  The intention is for these letters to point me back to God, reminding me of how God has come through in the past, and the promises He gives in the Bible.

You can check out my process for setting up this Traveler’s Notebook on my YouTube channel:

img_8679The key to setting up a traveler’s notebook for a devotional like this is the consistency.  This can be a very time-consuming project, so to streamline the time devoted to the artwork, I used the same process on every page.  I also used this project as a chance to “shop my stash”, reaching for washi tape and journaling cards that rarely get used in my craft room.  The format of each page is the same, leaving ample room for my letters.

Creating all the art in advance helps me to focus on the heart-work that I do during quiet time every morning.  I can truly focus on God’s word, the devotional, and my own reflections.  I’m excited to see what God puts on my heart as I write these letters, and I will definitely share the progress over on my instagram account!

 

Have you picked up this devotional yet?  Any big plans on how you want to work through it? Let me know in the comments below!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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