Journal Prompts

January

Prompt: What do you want to release from 2020? Are you able to leave it and walk away from it in peace? If so, write out the steps you have taken. If, not, what will you do to let it go?

February

Prompt: February reminds me of Valentines Day. It’s not one of my favorite celebrations. I have a love-hate relationship with it. Do you embrace the celebration of Valentines Day? How? Why or why not? Journal about it, and ask God to fill you with His love.

March

Prompt: The Farmer’s Almanac says “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” In my area, winds describe March. I want this month to end soon. But I know winds of life are meant for my growth? What winds have come in your life recently? Are you being knocked down or standing firm? Spend time thanking God for His strength to make you firm in this season.

April

Prompt: Spring captures a new season. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, and more sunlight emerges. I love Spring because it gives me a renewed prospective to the long days of winter. Hope gives way to new life. Spend a moment gazing a God’s creation. Write what you notice. What are you hoping for in your new season? Why? Make note of something good about the new season or circumstance you are experiencing.

May

Prompt: Ponderings are good. They encompass ideas that can lead to beneficial conclusions. What are you mulling over in your mind? What decision do you need to make? Will the answer lead to something good? Take time to journal about it. “Whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

June

Prompt: Patterns Tell a Story. Breaking free from the cycle of distractions is hard. I often veer away from what I need to do to heal. Journaling through distractions, feelings, and not wanting to face my issues helps to break unhealthy patterns. Where do you run to avoid facing the truths about yourself? Write about it.

July

Prompt: Lazy days of summer entice us to do nothing. Most summers, I catch up on my reading. I usually finish a few novels. My favorite time of summer is sitting and journaling, either at the beach, mountains, or my outdoor patio. What do I write about? Nothing that I’ve planned. I just brain dump. After more than a year of shutdowns during COVID-19, there is much to release. Begin dumping what comes to mind. Give them over to the Lord in prayer. “Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you” 1Peter 5:7

August

Prompt: The crowning of these summer days display ripe, sweet, colorful, and moisturizing fruits awaiting consumption before its season ends. I love summer. I wish we could enjoy it one more month. My trips to farmers markets give me the opportunity to purchase plump fruits for smoothies, fruit infused water, summer fruit salads, and desserts. Fruit is beneficial for our health. And living a life worthy for the Lord bears fruit in every good work (Colossians 1:10). What is your favorite fruit? Do you regularly implement fresh fruit in your diet? Spend time journaling about a good work that has produced fruit for your soul.