As we close this one and begin a new year, I am thinking of what my One Word and goals will be going forward. I pray, reflect on the past year, read through my previous New Year Goals posts, and then see where I am lead.
To start, I am choosing a devotional journal to use for one of my usual yearly goals: journaling more. Along with my other top goal of every year: saturating myself in God’s Word.
A 365-Day Devotional Journal from Ellie Claire is exactly what I need to do both of the above! I have three to choose from and I will share the differences and which one is perfect for me!
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A Devotional Journal For The New Year
One thing that I have found to be consistent with Ellie Claire products is the quality, and these uphold that quality I have come to expect.
Each of these three 365-Day Devotional Journals have these similarities:
- The outside covers are sturdy.
- The inside pages are thick.
- The artwork is amazing.
- Scripture or inspiring quote to start each daily devotion.
- A few paragraphs of a commentary devotional from various contributing authors.
- Lined journaling space for each day.
- A ribbon bookmark to keep your place.
- An elastic band to keep the journal closed when not in use.
- They make beautiful & meaningful gifts.
The differences between the three I own:
- Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus has a theme of looking heavenward. Each day starts with a quote from a Hymn, the devotion, a scripture reference to read, and ends with a short personal prayer. Scriptures quoted within the devotion are mostly from the King James Version Bible, along with some from the NIV, NKJV, and ESV. The artwork is muted florals in peach, pink, blues, and greens.
- Peace Begins With Me has a theme of inner reflection. The day starts with scripture, then the devotion, ending with a personal prayer. Scriptures are from several versions including BBE, CEV, HCSB, ESV, ASV, MSG, and more. The artwork is marbled green & gold.
- The Earth Is The Lord’s And Everything In It has a theme of seeing beauty in creation. It starts with scripture, the devotional commentary, and ends with a personal prayer. The scriptures come from several versions with the majority being the NIV and some from NKJV, ESV, etc. The artwork is Peacocks and blossoms.
I am choosing to use Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus as my main devotional journal in the upcoming year because …
- the theme of turning my eyes upon Jesus is always the theme of my life
- it quotes from Hymns, which I love
- the cited scriptures within the devotions are mostly from my preferred choice of the Holy Scriptures
- it gives a Bible text to read with each day rather than including it from various versions, which means I will use my own Bible (again with my beloved KJV)
- the artwork is just me.
However, the other journals are easy to use alongside my own KJV Bible, so I am excited to use them in the future. Sticking with my love of words and The Word, A 365-Day Devotional Journal is perfect for me!
I received these products in exchange for my honest review. Thanks to Ellie Claire: Gift & Paper Expressions for sponsoring this article.