Simple & Elegant
You’ll answer five easy questions each day, specifically designed to enhance your spiritual life, your relationships, your physical health, and your mind.
Easy Way To Start Your Day
Each day begins with an inspirational Bible verse and a clear call to gratitude, along with identifying one person you can serve or pray for that day. This will help you grow spiritually, systematize a practice of gratefulness, and remember to take time out of your day to serve others.
End Your Day With Purpose
Each day ends with self-examination and a review of your purpose statement, allowing you to identify what you have done well, what you could have done better, and how connected you are to your life’s purpose.
An Unselfish Journal
So many journaling practices are focused on selfish pursuits: accomplishing egotistical goals, completing checklists or dwelling on yourself only. Instead, in the Spiritual Disciplines Journal, you’ll discover scriptural truths, unlock the power of gratitude, service, self-examination and purpose that will change not just your own life, but the lives of others.
A healthy body keeps you well and active. A healthy soul keeps you purposeful and fulfilled.
Perhaps nowhere is this “soul importance” more eloquently stated than in Matthew 16:26: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Yet sadly, it seems that the spirit is the most oft-neglected component of our human vessels, and that’s often due to an ignorance of the spiritual disciplines, or the failure to systematize and prioritize these disciplines into our daily routines.
In our busy, day-to-day routines, it can be hard to remember to dwell upon the needs of others. But now that you can start every day by listing one person you can pray for, help or serve, your daily attitude will transform and you will become a more charitable, aware and selfless person.
Rather than feeling rushed and stressed, you’ll discover that when you take just a few moments to begin your day with journaling, you’ll be more relaxed, stress will fade, and you’ll develop deeper, healthier breathing patterns. Beginning each day with stillness is an incredibly calming way to live life.
Rather than haphazardly deciding which section of scripture to read, or flipping to a random verse, your daily devotions will be structured and reliable, as will the focus of your prayer and the positive habit of your gratitude. Starting each day right becomes simple and structured.
Simply do the day’s Bible reading, jot a note about the truth that God reveals, write down one thing you are grateful for, and think of one person you can pray for, help, or serve that day. The journal eliminates any decision-making fatigue or guesswork and makes good habits become easy.
"Since using the Spiritual Disciplines Journal, I have learned to be grateful with the countless blessings in my life: an afternoon walk in the sunshine, spontaneous conversations with a friend, those few extra minutes under the covers in the morning, and how a great song can make me sing and dance. Before dinner each night my wife and I take two deep breaths and recollect what we are grateful for and it always begins our meals in a great way. I suggest using the Spiritual Disciplines Journal to support you in building a daily habit of gratitude. Take out the guesswork and use this predictable and easy to follow journal.”
- James Quandahl, These Wise Men Podcast
“It has guided me to be intentional and not overwhelmed in daily focused Bible reading. I am a pastor and often find that my Bible reading turns into sermon prep. The journal has brought me back to my first love: the Lord's Word. This has been the greatest benefit. I usually take the suggested daily scripture and read the whole chapter or whole Psalm. Then I allow the Spirit to direct in what speaks to me. Sometimes it is the suggested scripture, other times not. But at least I have a starting point that is random and scans the entire Bible.”
- Pastor Todd
“It is a super rich experience! I have found that if I pray for someone I am not particularly fond of, I can understand things they may be struggling with, and feel compassion. It is amazing to re-read entries. It is so easy to worry and focus on our immediate small issues, so seeing the "real" big picture gives me great peace!.”
- Ken Barber, Owner at Media by the Bay
“Honestly, distractions. Isn't that true for all of us? When I find myself distracted by social media... the messy house... our upcoming move to a new house... I am not my most grateful self. I am not being my BEST self. With so many outlets vying for our attention nowadays it is difficult to remain present and centered. With these daily mindful practices I become closer to my more grateful self. Thanks for all you do, Ben. I've followed you for many years now and appreciate all the value you bring to my life. :)”
- Amber S
“The most surprising thing that has happened to me since I have decided to pray for someone each day is that my heart has softened toward loved ones that I have built up barriers against.”