I recently shared a YouTube video about my newest prayer journal that is super simple and easy. If you would like more information, you can view that video here.


All you need is a blank notebook, your favorite pens, and maybe a fun marker or two.


The first step is to add different headers at the top of each page. Some prayer header ideas might include family, friends, work, school, church, our nation, our world, or specific people in your life.


For each prayer request, start by adding the date.


Below the initial date, write out your prayer. This can be as detailed as you want.

Note: You will go on to fill your pages with various prayers. This example just shows one written prayer, but the fun part is filling your pages with prayers.


This is my favorite part. As you pray a prayer over multiple days (or even weeks or months) then you circle the prayer. You are going to want to space your prayers out on your page wide enough to circle it multiple times though.


As you pray a prayer multiple times, you can watch the circles grow. For me, I often go in and document prayers that I recently prayed in times of quietness, such as right before falling asleep or when driving in the car.

When the prayer is answered, I like to go back in and add the date that God answered my petitions.

The best part of this is that I am able to see my prayer progress without repeatedly rewriting the same prayers. The circles are a nice visual and allow for the only words to be individual prayers instead of repetitive prayers. There are so many fancy prayer journals (trust me, I have tried several of them), yet this might be my favorite method and it is so simple.

7 Closet Organization Hacks

Making sure that your closet is organized can save you time when getting ready in the morning and can improve the visual aesthetic as well.

Organize your shoes by style. I store all of my sandals on the top shelf and sneakers

Sort undergarments into individual drawers. These plastic drawers are an easy and affordable storage option.

Fold and stack clothes evenly and use bins to store clothes if needed.

Sort hanging clothes by shirts, pants, dresses, etc. Within each category, sort clothes by arm length and color. When hanging clothes, make sure all clothing articles face the same direction and are within their designated category.

Use a t-shirt folder like this one from the container store to make shirts fold evenly.

Use a hanger organizer like this one from the container store to easily find hangers and eliminate taking up extra space on your clothes rack.

Choose hangers that match for an aesthetic that is easy on the eyes.

Once your closet is organized, take a few extra seconds when putting laundry away to make sure everything is in the right place and facing the right direction. By taking a few seconds to do this, it will be easy to keep up the organization. And, of course, do not forget to clean out your closet every 3-6 months to sell or donate items that no longer fit, are in style, or are part of your go to wardrobe.

Different Types of Goals

The best way to set goals is to set goals on various time levels. This can range from Someday to Everyday, but the key is to setting goals with a timeline attached to help motivate you.


These are big picture goals that are not bound to your current lifestyle, but are things you would like to achieve one day.

Example: Grow a family with close relationships.

This is something that you might would like to do but not necessarily in the foreseeable future.

Five Years

These are big picture goals that are relatively close, but not attainable in one year.

Example: Earn a college degree.

This is something that will take several years to achieve, but can be done in the next few years.

One Year

These are goals you would like to achieve over the next year.

Example: Lose 20 pounds.

This is something that will take time, but with hard work and effort can be achieved relatively quickly compared to the overall scheme of life.


These are goals that you would like to achieve at least once during the month.

Example: Plant a garden.

This is something that will help work towards your one year goal, for this example that one year goal might be physical space related, but that does not need to be repeated.


These are goals you set each month and aim to achieve every week that month.

Example: Attend a church service.

This is something that you will work towards every week during a month’s time to contribute to a larger goal.


These are goals you set each month to aim to achieve every day that month.

Example: Complete some form of physical activity.

This is something that you will work towards every day during a month’s time to contribute to a larger goal.

All of these categories of goals are working towards the bigger picture goals you have set for your life. It is important to set big picture goals first and then work your way down this scale so that the smaller level goals are contributing to the goals you value in the big picture of your life.