It's hard to find the kind of notebook I like here, so I brought a handful of ordinary Composition books with me. I think the ones I got were $1.00 or $1.50 at Walmart.
Then I print out my own calendar for the month and glue it in to the book.
The next page is my "inspiration page" which I try to use to depict something that is important to me for that month. Some times it is pictures, a verse, or a prayer. I'm also using Anne Voskamp's Joy Dare (available on her web site), so I make sure I have that on the page somewhere as well.
|January inspiration page|
|February inspiration page|
|For February I ended up with three inspiration pages. On page 2 and 3, I printed I Corinthians 13 on hearts and then wrote a goal/prayer request for each characteristic of love. I prayed over these during the month.|
|March inspiration page|
Next, I divide a 2-page spread into eight sections (because it won't go evenly into seven). This is my planner for the week. On these pages I write my to-do list, my menu, my photo prompt for the day, etc. I keep a paper-clip on the page for that week, partly so I can turn to it quickly, but also so I can keep track of receipts I need to turn in, etc.
|My weekly plan page|
After my weekly planning section, I use pages to take notes in church, during meetings, on books I'm reading, etc. I also take notes on my Bible reading. That way I have everything in one book and don't have to keep track of so many little pieces of paper or other notebooks.
|Notes on the message in church. If the message is in French, I try to take notes in French. It helps me stay focused!|
|Right now for my personal Bible study, I am doing a word study on HOPE.|