In His Presence Journal Giveaway and announcement

Making Time for His Presence












I had the honor and great privilege to write and an article for Mentoring Moments yesterday entitled, “Making Time to be In His Presence.”  You may remember that I was a regular contributor over there, writing In His Presence devotions for a while for their Friday Link Ups.

You can read yesterday’s article here.

The article summed up my feelings about my morning quiet time.  While I love devotions and read one most mornings, there’s just no substitute for God’s Word and spending time in prayer.

There’s Just No Substitute for the Bible and Prayer.  Period.

I offered some practical strategies including:

  • Make time In His Presence a Priority
  • Read YOUR Bible & Use a Journal
  • Pray – confess, strategic prayers, others, thank Him

I have some exciting news as a follow up to that article!  My In His Presence Journal is NOW IN PRINT!  It is available through Amazon.

Click here to see for yourself!

I am super excited about this because, before, it was only available in a digital format, causing you to have to print all 366 pages (back and front) and then take to an office store to have it spiral bound.  Now you can purchase it all set and ready to use!  This printed version doesn’t have spiral binding, but instead comes in soft cover with perfect binding.  I think you will still find it easy to use.

To celebrate, I’m GIVING ONE of these printed In His Presence Journals AWAY!!

To enter, simply leave a comment to this post.  You’ll automatically be entered.  I will select a winner Monday, March 14, at 6:30AM, which is the kick off day for (drum roll please) a BRAND NEW daily blog post series entitled, In His Presence

Let me explain this series a little further…

Starting Monday, March 14th, you can receive daily Scriptures to help you get In His Presence.  I will be sending a daily Scripture reference as a starting point, if you need it. It will be whatever the Lord lays on my heart; fresh for that day. It will be sent at 6:30AM (EST) every morning – Monday through Friday.  You can also follow on Twitter to receive the feed.

Here’s what you do…

  • Set your alarm to 6:30AM. (We’ll keep each other accountable, okay?)
  • When you wake up each morning, grab your Bible and journal and open up this blog (or Twitter feed). Pour your coffee or tea into your favorite mug. This is a pleasant time to meet with God. No room for legalism at this table.
  • Read the suggested Scripture reference from my post in YOUR own Bible and underline, highlight, jot notes in your Bible and record everything on your journal page. Everything. Any other verse that is brought to mind. Write out your thoughts; pour your heart out to God in honesty. Any revelations? Write them. This will serve as an encouragement to you later. You will be surprised at how your own journal will minister to you later on as you remember things you’ve written.

Ready? Simply be sure you are “following” this blog.  Get a journal, whether it be mine or a simple composition book, which is what I used for years.  You’re all set!


So excited to start this new journey with you!

For His glory,



8 comments on “In His Presence Journal Giveaway and announcement

  1. Dear Kathy,

    I completely agree that all we need to begin our day is spending time in God’s word the Bible and with Him through prayer. I have struggled with keeping a journal but find that when I write down what God is saying through His word to me – it serves to remind me throughout the day just how much He really does know me and love me (in spite of all of my sin and daily dross He stirs up for me to see and choose to get rid of). I so appreciate the like-minded encouragement I get from a fellow sister in Christ. I have also purchased all of your youth Bible studies for my children and just recently signed up both my daughter and son upon your recommend for the War of World Views class Haley Maycock is teaching. She was gracious to offer another class for girls on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. as we had a conflict with her girls class on Friday. So if you are able, please mention her Thursday class so as to fill the amount needed to make this class viable. Thank you very much for being a light in the homeschool community at large. LORD bless you and your family. With appreciation, Jo Benjamin


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