Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MOPS Prayer Journals and a Summer Challenge

I love this time of year in our MOPS semester. It seems that the tables of moms have finally gotten to know each other and we are really able to share and relate during discussion time. I love the encouragement I receive from these ladies twice a month.


As we put together Prayer Journals for our craft, it was incredible to see the excitement building for us moms to get in the Word and get focused on prayer. And cute "tools" are always helpful. I used to think "Is that wrong that I feel motivated to write out my prayers in a cute journal?" But I have come to the conclusion that my creative God made this world full of colors and details - it is merely a reflection of Him when we are drawn to beautiful things.


I had prepped the supplies ahead of time, cutting the papers and rounding the corners to help speed up the craft time. The cheapest place to get a large quantity of the composition notebooks was the Dollar Tree. Although I picked up a few of these at Ollies for 79 cents!


Each journal could be covered by picking up a small, medium and large piece of paper. I cut the paper the way because it was the best way to get the most out of a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper. For projects like this, I love to purchase one of the big 180-sheet pads of paper from Hobby Lobby ($10 during the 50% off sale) because its easier to match up the patterns and colors.


The small and medium pieces of paper would cover one side of the journal.

Large - 9 and 1/2 x 6 and 5/8"
Medium - 9 and 1/2 x 5 and 3/8"
Small - 9 and 1/2 x 2 and 3/8"


While the large piece would cover the other side.

Some chose to have the solid piece of paper on the front of the journals while other placed it on the back.


Using a punch similar to this one, I had pre-cut enough tabs for each mom to have three. These divided sections could be used for prayer requests, journaling and praises. Or one tab for each child. Or just for decorative purposes.


There were also four options of prayer quotes/verses that could embellish the front cover (I can email the pdf to you, if you comment below with your email address).


We are challenging each other to read through the New Testament together this summer. If we hope to raise our children to love the Lord, they've first got to see that this is important in our own lives.


I love this printable because it is broken up into 90 "bite -size" portions. If you missed yesterday's meeting, I would still love for you to join us in our reading challenge. I am excited to encourage each other as we read along.


By gluing an envelope inside one the covers, a place was even made available for prayer cards or notes.



I can't wait to hear what God does with these simple notebooks that we are planning to use as we get to know Him. 

65 comments:

  1. I'd love the pdf of the prayer quotes, please. I'm going to present this idea to our leadership at the next planning meeting. Thanks for sharing your craft!
    becrall@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you for sharing this idea! It has inspired to gather some women and create these for the summer. Would you email me the 4 quotes you used at olivasgrace@gmail.com? Thank you!

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  3. Awesome idea! I would love the quotes too. ahrenslisa@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  4. Great Idea! Can you email me the quotes? khoch99@gmail.com Thanks!

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  5. Love this and would greatly appreciate an email with the quotes at ehembree@burke.k12.nc.us

    Thanks so much!
    Elise

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  6. I am going to make these for our DGL's for mother's day! please send me the quotes! jensipester@gmail.com

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  7. Hello I would like a copy of the quotes as well please. Vashie@northsidechurch.com

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  8. What were the measurements for your small, medium, and large pieces of paper?

    djmansker@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Large - 9 and 1/2 x 6 and 5/8"
      Medium - 9 and 1/2 x 5 and 3/8"
      Small - 9 and 1/2 x 2 and 3/8"

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  9. Two questions: Can you please email me the PDF with the quotes at nyfruin@aggies.com? Also, what type of glue did you use for the scrapbook paper? Glue stick, or some other type? Trying to figure out if we'd need to buy glue and brushes, or if our glue stick stash would work.

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    1. Emailed the PDFs.
      And we used just regular roll-up glue sticks. I think most were even from the Dollar Tree. Nothing super fancy.
      Hope that helps!

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  10. Could you Could you tell me the measurement of the different papers that you cut? Also, could we use modge podge instead of glue sticks? We gave a good supply of modge podge . Thanks!

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    1. I will have to measure the papers. I just made the first (largest) the size of the cover of the notebook we used, and then the other two cuts were pretty much what was left of the 12x12 sheet of paper. You can use mod-podge, but I didn't want to have to wait for it to dry. It will work just find, though.

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    2. Large - 9 and 1/2 x 6 and 5/8"
      Medium - 9 and 1/2 x 5 and 3/8"
      Small - 9 and 1/2 x 2 and 3/8"

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  11. Hi! these are super cute! Would you mind emailing me with a pdf of the quotes?
    thanks for your time!
    aubree.mccurdy@gmail.com

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  12. Thank you for your sharing your wonderful idea. Please forward to me a pdf of the quotes. I greatly appreciate it. Many blessings, Sherie! yvettsC5@gmail.com

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  13. Hi! We are hoping to make these Thursday. Please email PDF asap! Thanks!! a.craven1018@gmail.com
    Ashley

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  14. Hi Please email me the PDF! We are hoping to make these Thursday! a.craven1018@gmail.com Thanks!

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  15. Could you please email me the PDFs? Thank you! janel4@hotmail.com

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  16. LOVE this idea! Can you email me the quotes too!! fairyasylum@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  17. These prayer journals are so awesome! I would love the quotes too! ruthannkohls@gmail.com Thanks!

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  18. THese are so cute!! I would love the quotes as I'm presenting this idea to our steering team! suzie0711@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  19. Hi, can you send me the prayer/verse quotes pdf please? robynscheller23@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  20. Very cute! I'll present this idea as our first meeting activity. Please email me the cover quotes. Thanks! Logan lucaslogangerlock@gmail.com

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  21. Would you mind emailing me the quotes and the NT reading plan that you used? email to dawn.downing@yahoo.com

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  22. I too would Love the cover quotes on PDF. My email is aferry2012@gmail.com. Excited to present this as a craft idea for next year!

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  23. please send cover quotes and reading plan please!! thanks

    lcflogel@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love to have the pdf quotes e-mailed to me. alktally2001@gmail.com, thank you

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  25. I would love to have the pdf file for the quotes please! aziegner@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  26. I would love any pdfs you have relating to this craft! mops_kokomo@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  27. Our group does not like crafts so THIS one gives me hope that I can get them doing something together! Can you send me the PDF please!! beautifulmasterpieceofgod@gmail.com

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  28. Could you please send me the pdf files for the quotes? Thank you!
    Wilhitefamily@live.com

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  29. I love this idea! Would you please send me the pdfs of the bible verse reading plan and the quotes? My email address is sarahlouise77@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  30. I would really appreciate the printouts! Sounds great for our small (4 friends) prayer retreat this fall!
    Josephine Doris jdoris76@gmail.com

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  31. Would love the pdf of your printouts, please! Thanks in advance. amanda.eilders at gmail.com

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  32. I would love a copy of the PDFs! cjpayne07@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I would love a copy of the pdf of the prayer quoted and the reading plan please. My email is asheburg@hotmail.com. thank you.

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  34. Hello! Will you please email me the pdf, also! Thanks!
    Jessica
    antonucciplexus@gmail.com

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  35. Hello! LOVE this idea! Do you mind to share the pdf with the printouts? Thanks!! selisadavis@yahoo.com

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  36. Hi! This is an awesome craft! I was wondering if I could get a copy of the prayer quotes. Thank you so much in advance. ~Irene
    Merlinalgc@gmail.com

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  37. I would love if you could send me a copy of the prayer quotes! quiana.earley@gmail.com

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  38. I would love a copy of the prayer quotes sent to me at Quiana.earley@gmail.com

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  39. I love this idea! Can you please send me a copy of the prayer quotes to macaylacochran@yahoo.com

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  40. Very cute! I have made these with groups before and it is always a popular activity. Adding the envelope is a great idea! I really like your quotes. Could you please email me the PDF? Thanks so much! diane@ebeep.org

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  41. Hi, could you please email me the pdf? Jas50@email.vccs.edu thank you!

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  42. What a great idea! Can you please send me pdf of quotes to stephanie.mcintosh55@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  43. I love this idea and I suspect the gals in my MOPS group will too! Could you please send me the pdf of the quotes? Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. What is your email address and I will be glad to email the pdfs to you?

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  44. I love this idea, and I suspect the gals from my MOPS group will as well! Could you please send me the pfd of the quotes? Thanks so much for sharing!

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  45. I would very much appreciate you emailing the prayer quotes to me at rivie.colwell@gmail.com. Our MOPS speaker for this Thursday just cancelled and I'm scrambling:)

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  46. Hi, you have emailed me before and I made these but can't find the email again. Can you email the pdf once more please robynscheller23@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  47. Love this idea! We are going to do it for our January meeting! Can you email the pdf of the quotes? rachel.goings@ymail.com Thank you!

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  48. Hi! Would you mind emailing the prayer quotes to use in our MOPS craft? Thank you for sharing! danielle.snyder@gmail.com

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  49. Hi! Could you please email me the PDF? I hope to do this at our next MOPS meeting. Such a great idea!
    Thanks : )

    hollyhocs@aol.com

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  50. I'm making these this weekend and would love the email! Thank you!
    Sarahsanfordlyon@gmail.com

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  51. Could you please send me the pdf to briabade2007@gmail.com? I want to do this for our last mops meeting!

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  52. I'm going to make these for our last mops meeting and would love the pdf! Thank you. briabade2007@gmail.com

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  53. Hi. This is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. If you could send me the pdf I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

    dudusj@hotmail.com

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  54. Hi! What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. Would you please send me the quotes you use? My bible study is going to follow this plan for our summer break.

    maylonej@hotmail.com

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  55. I would love to have the quotes and bible reading page. Thank you so much!
    tpmlr5@aol.com

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  56. I absolutely love this. I would love to make it with our mops group this year!! Will you please email me the PDF? strawberrysh@hotmail.com

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  57. Love this idea and plan to use it for a fellowship night with our women's discipleship group. I would love to have the pdf quotes e-mailed to me at g0rattler@aol.com.
    Thanks

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  58. I'm planning to do this in my group this year - would appreciate the PDF!
    liisa619@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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  59. Love it! Can you please email me the quotes to Meghannmoore@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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  60. Thanks for sharing!! You are making it very easy for this busy mom to bless others!! Please send quotes to storok@bellsouth.net (as well as any other fabulous crafts your mops enjoyed! Blessings- S

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