Monday, August 19, 2019

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes 1 Corinthians 1-7; August 19-25; “Be Perfectly Joined Together”

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
 1 Corinthians 1-7; August 19-25;
“Be Perfectly Joined Together”

Happy Monday! 
We're easing back into our homeschool routine around here, and this year is going to be better than ever.  I'm so excited about all the fantastic opportunities we have to learn and study together.

Each week along with the free Come Follow Me Sketchnotes, I share our family plan for studying the Come Follow Me lessons together.  We have a wide range of ages of children: 14 years, down to 2 years old.  It's tricky to get everyone involved and engaged at the same time!

I try to keep things simple and trust that each of the children will hear and understand the principles at their own level.

Here's what we'll be learning about this week.
Monday: Read Introduction from CFM Manual and Human Knot Activity

Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.  Watch "We Don't Need to Be The Same to be One"

Wednesday: Read  1 Corinthians 1:25-31 and read Multiplication Master. and discuss.

Thursday: Watch The Holy Ghost sing along video 

Friday: Listen to The Scripture Study Project podcast in the car while driving to/from a soccer tournament.  

Saturday: Read 1 Corinthians 6:13-20 and Done with Swim Team

Sunday: Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion. We'll also discuss this video with our older kids

Further Study for Adults:

Personal Purity by Elder Holland

How to use Scripture Sketchnotes:

TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window.  My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.

COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time.  Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you've discussed together.

STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures.  (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop.  But there are many wide-margin options available.)

Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them.  I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper.  Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.

You might also like my other sketchnotes posts.

I'd love your help. One way you can support my work is to SHARE IT! If you appreciate the hours I put into these free resources each week, please pin this image on Pinterest or share it on Facebook or Instagram.  It helps so much for YOU to share what you love and help others to find me.  Thank you!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bible Journal with Me: Watercolor Storm

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Journaling Prompts for Fall Free Printable

FREE printable journaling prompts for fall and back to school.

Journaling is helpful to me on so many levels. It's one of my favorite ways to relieve stress and work through my emotions. I journal to record memories and to hold on to beautiful quotes I read or funny things the kids said.

Sometimes opening up my journal to a blank page can be intimidating.  I just don't know where to start.  I'm willing to bet that many people have that same issue!

As a way to help us overcome the fear of the blank page, I am excited to share some journaling prompts!  My plan is to put together a list of prompts like this every month.

I included 24 prompts for the month.  It just didn't feel necessary to do one for every day because I didn't want anyone feeling like they had to 'catch up' if they got behind.  (If that bugs you and you'd really like to have enough prompts for one each day for the month, will you please let me know?)

Here's how this works:

  • download the free printable journal prompts below
  • print them out 
  • cut out the prompts
  • glue them into your journal
  • answer the questions however works best for you!
I find it helpful to prepare several pages at once and then do the actual writing little by little over time.  So I sat down with my cut-out journal prompts, a glue stick, some washi tape and hand-carved stamps and ink and prepped every single prompt at once.

That may be overwhelming to you, not knowing how much space you'll want once you actually start writing.  It doesn't bother me to add a little tip-in to the page for extra space if needed, or continue my thoughts further into the journal, with a little note about where to go next.

I created a short video so you can peek inside my journal to see the pages I created.  I tend to lean toward more simple pages. and you'll see that reflected in my journal.  

I chose to add one prompt for every two-page spread, but you could do whatever works best for you.

You may not feel like specific prompts apply to you, but I'd like to challenge you to come up with an answer anyway.  You may be surprised at the memories and feelings you uncover as you work through the list of prompts.

These prompts could be used in many ways.  You could answer the questions bullet list style (the quickest and easiest method of journaling, in my opinion) or write long-form answers.  You could include a photo for each prompt, or doodle your responses.

There are so many options!  I'd love to see how you use them! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram!

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