the Trust Journal

Today marks an important day in my home:
it’s the beginning of another semester of seminary for Jonathan.

This semester, he’s taking 12 credits – thankfully, he’s able to take all of them online, so there’s no traveling involved. After he finishes this semester, he will have enough credits to apply for a doctoral program. If he’s accepted, we plan to step into that world in January.

A few weeks ago, as I was praying about  his schooling, I decided to begin a Trust Journal.

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Inside, I’ve begun to write down specific ways the Lord is providing for our family.
Things like a friend sharing their garden fresh cucumbers with us,
an offer for free date night babysitting,
gift cards leftover from last Christmas that enable us to have a totally free meal + coffee out,
a new-to-us infant car seat from a family who thought *maybe* we could use it…

these are things that I most surely will forget if I don’t write them down.

My goal in writing down these blessings is to strengthen my trust in the One Who sees all, knows all, and is in perfect control.

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Care to join me?



  1. Laura says:

    That’s a great idea! We have a prayer journal to record our family prayer requests and the answers, but I love the idea of writing down specific provisions of the Lord that may not have even been in answer to a prayer. We have so many of those, particularly from when Samuel was born and we were praying/preparing to become a (mostly) one-income family. I know I’ll forget so many of those things if I don’t write them down!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I did this when Seth went away to basic training last fall and it helped me so much! It’s been a blessing for me to look back upon now that it’s over and your post is a wonderful reminder of God and His faithfulness.

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