How to Bible Journal /  SOAP in 4 Quick Steps

What do you do for Self-Care?  What does Self-Care look like for you?  As a busy mom and you don’t feel you have a moment to yourself but WHEN.... you can sneak in a Pocket of Peace...What do you do??

I know some moms have Littles and finding that time for self-care is one in a million.  Even taking a five minute break to use the restroom or take a shower is stretching it.  I understand how having little ones and self-care in the same sentence is hard to come by.  My kids are close in age, between the oldest and the youngest there is 3 years difference.  Now they are teenagers!  Wow!!

I’m going to share with you some ideas to get a little bit of Self-Care in.  Some of what I’m going to share is Time in the Word, Hobbies- Gardening, Finding an Oasis and sooo much more!!  As to not overload, I’ll spread them out!!

Time in the Word / Quiet Time - I feel doing quiet time helps me with my day!  It sets the tone, or gives me the strength and Courage to take on the day.  Honestly I have just started being more consistent with my quiet time. 

 There are so many ways to get quiet time with the Lord in.  There are little devotional guides that have a story, a bible verse and a prayer.  I sometimes join a Bible Study.  I pick one while the kids are at school.  A Bible study can be between you and a friend or friends, find a church that does bible studies. Some offer child care for those with Littles!

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What I have been doing lately for my Bible time is called S.O.A.P or SOAPing!  Have you heard of this?  S.O.A.P. stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.  

Get you a spiral notebook or a journal book.  You can go through the Bible in a year (in order) or jump around.  I personally jump around.  I like to write down the verses my pastor mentions and journal (or SOAP) those.  Or favorite verses.  Or open the Bible and pick a verse! 

Write your verse address ( ex. Philippians 4:13 )  and I date it.

Next write out the Scripture “I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me!”

Then write out your Observation - no right or wrong!  What do you think it means

Finally write out your prayer - If you are new to prayer, just speak to God as a friend. Talk to Him like your best friend.

Here is a Bible Study that uses the S.O.A.P. method! 

Kids can do this also! 

Comment below how you do a quiet time or if you have any questions!!  Join other mamas who are also looking for Pockets of Peace  HERE!

Til Next Time!!  Look for another Pocket of Peace very Soon!!!

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