Monday, July 10, 2017

Office Redo–Before and After

This is where I have done my Bible Study and my journaling for the last 2 years. – On my dining table. And so most days it looks like this:

Dining Table as Desk

Well, I needed to do something about this mess. So I decided to redo my office.

I’m pleased with the end results:

(don’t expect a neat area! But it’s neat to me!!!)

Office before 3       office after 1
                 Before                                       After
Yes, there is a desk under all
that “stuff.”

Office before 4      office after 2
                Before                                          After

Office before      office after 3
               Before                                          After

Office before 2      office after
                   Before                                      After

As you can see, I had so much furniture and craft bins – It was too crowded. I had my desk, Randy’s desk, the table he built for our printer, 2 craft bins, 2 storage cabinets, a wash stand and 2 filing cabinets.

I was able to consolidate to 2 sets of shelves, a desk – made from a door, I used the filing cabinets and table Randy made to set it on. The 2 storage cabinets and the wash stand.

I put all my craft supplies on one set of shelves, Bible Study on the other set and bill information on the wall.

I had to buy the door and the shelves. I got a bargain on the door at Lowe’s – $2.66. I used varnish I already had to refinish it. The shelves were $25 each.

door before varnish          office after
     Before varnish                     After 4 coats of varnish

I am looking forward to making messes in here rather than on the dining room table!

OH – an unplanned bonus!

tv from office
I can see the TV from my desk!!

This was my 4th of July week project and I had so much fun doing it! I even went through all of my files and discarded and combined! I feel so accomplished!

Now – excuse me while I go make a mess!

Friday, June 30, 2017


First of all, Thank you to everyone who responded. My goal isn’t for you to make a prayer journal like mine. My goal is for you to pray!! 

I did add a meditation page to my journal. I’m reading the book “The Hour That Changes the World” by Dick Eastman and I realized meditation isn’t intimidating, it isn’t complicated and it was easy for me to overlook. “I don’t have time right now – later.”

So I decided if I added a page dedicated to meditation – I wouldn’t forget it.

Meditation page             Meditation page tip in 4

Same page, I added a tip-in.

Would love to hear about your prayer habits, your prayer notebooks, or just you! Comment below, on Facebook or twitter!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Part 3: Pray weekly

My last section in my Prayer Journal is divided by days. This is an area I need to tweak some.

Right now I have:

Monday: Christians Worldwide
Tuesday: Extended Family
Wednesday: Church staff and leaders
Thursday: Missionaries
Friday: Government

I haven’t decorated any of these pages yet – because I wasn’t sure if I liked my set-up when I started.

I want to add non-Christians to Monday.

My extended Family includes, My Dad, my Brother and his family, all of my in-laws, Aunts, and many friends that have become like family to me.

Wednesday I have my church staff listed plus trustees and deacons of my church.

Thursday I have a list of all the missions that my church supports and I’ve also made a page for many friends I have that are missionaries. In fact these pages are probably my favorite in my whole journal!

I also list people working in para-church organizations that I know and trust. I know they are doing a great work for the Lord.

Then Friday – my government and world wide political activities.

Here are my Mission pages that I love!! 

Missionary pages 3.jpg 2Missionary pages 3

I really like looking at their faces when I pray for them!!

If you have any suggestions or ideas for a prayer journal, please share. I would love to hear your thoughts.

And I pray that if you set up a prayer journal that it will be as helpful to your prayer life as mine has been for me.