If you have followed me for a while, you know that I have a handful of love languages: coffee, words of encouragement, Bibles and beautiful paper products. Every once in a while, I come across a product or two (or ten!) that merges some of those things together. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you guys a look here and on Instagram at some of these great products! The biggest issue you will have will be deciding which on you like best!
I originally came across Heather Vreeland on Instagram through the Hope Fuel account. Y’all know I love beautiful photos and beautiful products. The Hope Planner jumped off the screen at me and I loved the mission behind it:
Ever find yourself suffering from “to-do list tunnel vision” – an overwhelming focus on the things of this world that take up our time and attention, but ultimately drain you? Us too. So we set out to reshape the way we manage life by devoting time on our daily to-do list for God, because he is the ultimate sustainer. Doing so changed our lives and we want you to try it too
As a wife, a student, a mama of three kids (two of them in school), a business owner and a blogger, I am constantly looking for ways to streamline my life—our life—so that I can keep up with everything. Running a home, managing my blog posts and email schedule, and staying on top of the going on’s at church make a physical planner a requirement.
As someone who frequently has to keep post-it notes or scratch paper handy during my quiet time for all of those stray thoughts, I love that this planner provides plenty of room for all of it. There’s a section for me to write out a scripture or verse, pen a prayer, maintain my schedule for the day, jot down dinner and list my to-do’s all in one place. Each Sunday is a double page spread with more room for sermon notes, praise & thanksgiving and the usual scripture and prayer spot.
One thing about these planners that I liked was that they are undated. While for some, this may be a con, I like that I can begin this planner whenever I choose. No more wasted months (because, seriously, who hasn’t bought a planner before that months already gone in it?). I can even use it for a month, bypass a month and come back if I wanted to. That’s the beauty of a blank calendar.
I love that this planner forces me to PAUSE…to STOP and to remember that God and God alone leads my steps during the day. By seeing that reminder there that scripture and prayer need to come first in my day, before everything else, I’m able to recall what matters most to me and in my life. Since these planners don’t run for an entire calendar year, they are also a bit more affordable than some of the other one year planners; coming in at only $34!
This planner is PERFECT for busy women on the go. The sections are short and not for longer, more in-depth study. For many of us, we are looking for ways in which we can get down to it, straight to the point but still keep God the center of our life and the center of our days. The thing I loved most about this planner is that I can write down my focus verse from whatever I’m studying, write out my key prayer or the thing heaviest on my heart and then list out what else I need to do for the day. I bring this planner with me to my table and it helps me stay anchored and grounded in what I’m doing throughout the day.
I received a complimentary copy of the Hope Planner in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. In addition, some links on this post are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through my link, I receive a small commission per sale. Photos on this post courtesy of Hopefuel.
© 2019 • Courtney Kirkland • Writer, Designer, Creative
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