Devotion Time for Moms

As a busy work-from-home homeschool mom, I know just how difficult it can be to find the time to be still.

That said, no busy boss-mom schedule should ever be so jam-packed that a quick devotional time can’t be squeezed in.

So, if you find yourself struggling with this, like I do, this one is for you.

Daily Devotional Time Bible and Coffee

Letting go of the full-schedule mentality and turning our focus toward Him is essential to a well-balanced life.

I call this spiritual self-care.

Using Daily Devotional Journals

While picking up a new devotional journal can be a great first step to fitting daily devotionals into your busy schedule, it isn’t the full solution, you guys!

Believe it or not, purchasing your new devotional journal will actually be the easiest part.

Fitting devotions into your daily routine, now that’s the challenge.

That said, if you truly take the time to look over your schedule, I bet you can find a few empty hidden moments throughout your day.

For example, I have 3 specific times I can set aside for my daily devotional journal time.

3 Ways to Schedule Devotions

While I’ve recently formed the habit of reading my bible (through the bible app) first thing every morning, digging deeper into the scriptures by utilizing devotional journals is something I struggle to stay consistent with.

That said, these are 3 simple ways most moms can add journaling or bible studies to their hectic day! 

  • Over Morning Coffee

Once upon a time, this was my preferred time slot for utilizing devotional journals during the week.

As an anti-morning homeschool mom of 3 who used to rely heavily on a homeschool morning basket first thing in the morning, this was an easy way to start my day.

I’m an avid coffee drinker and I like to take my time starting my day.

So, this was a wonderful way to begin the homeschool day on the right foot.

Devotions with Morning Coffee

That said, I’ve recently switched gears and now utilize this time for scripture reading only.

However, this can still be a wonderful time to fit in devotional journaling for most busy moms.

If you have little kiddos, I highly recommend setting them up with breakfast or a light snack before starting your journal time.

Or, if you have children who are older, try using this time for their personal devotions instead.

You truly only need to set aside a few quiet minutes each morning.

Think small (5-7 minutes) and go big (15-30 minutes) whenever you can!

  • During a Planned Quiet Time

If morning time simply isn’t an option for your family due to work and school schedules, no worries!

I lived that hectic reality once and I totally get it, you guys.

Utilize Nap Time for Devotional Journals

Consider using your child’s afternoon nap or quiet time routine for some simple devotional journaling instead.

Seriously though.

While I personally love to use this time of day to catch up on laundry or focus on work tasks, this can be the perfect time to be still and focus on your spiritual self-care.

This truly is one of the better options for the busy mom of littles.

That said, I don’t personally utilize this particular time for my daily devotionals anymore either as I have found night time is when I flourish in my journaling!

  • After Bedtime Routines

This one right here is my current go-to, you guys!

I’m a night owl and always have been so I simply find evenings to be a better fit for my journal sessions.

Bedtime Devotional Journal Time

If you have early risers and little ones who tend to soak up your attention all day long, or you simply function better at night, this can be a wonderful option!

That said, the biggest struggle with waiting till the end of the day to utilize your devotional journals will be consistency.

It can be so incredibly easy to crawl into bed after a long day and just want to veg out or fall fast asleep instead of committing to the art of journaling.

So, make sure you are super diligent before considering this option.

5 Devotional Journals for Moms

Finding the time to journal is the biggest half of the battle, you guys!

Once a time slot has been picked, it’s time to dive into some really great options.

First, I just have to say one thing.

I’m a huge fan of simple.

Simple days, simple activities, a simple life.

So, all of these options are exactly that, you guys!

If you crave simple devotional journals and scripture studies, you can find a few of my favorite options below.

I have personally tried some of these (and loved them) while the rest are simply on my wish list for later.

  • Be Still and Know Devotional Journal

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10

This is and will always be my favorite scripture verse of all time, you guys.

Learning to be still was a long process for me and now I simply can’t make it through my day without it.

Honestly, that process played a huge role in how this blog came to be!

Be Still and Know Bible Study for Mom - Simple Devotional Journal Psalms 4610

That said, this particular devotional journal was the perfect fit for me during the oh-so-hectic and stressful year of 2020!

This devotional was a quick one too, you guys!

I could easily knock this out (with prayer time included) in about 5 minutes each day.

However, I could easily dive a little deeper and journal even longer if I wanted to.

This devotional journal is a super simple option for your morning or afternoon devotion time.

  • Lord, I Need You Devotion Journal

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You. Every hour I need You. My one defense, my righteousness, Oh God, how I need You!

Since we’ve already touched on my life verse, let’s talk about my life song.

This is hands-down my favorite worship song of all time, you guys!

I literally find myself humming this nearly every day as I warm my coffee for the umpteenth time, as I’m planning out our homeschool lessons, or even while I’m cleaning up the kitchen after lunch.

It’s just that good.

Lord I Need You Daily Devotional Journal for Moms

The words Lord, I need you simply capture the deep desire we (as Christians) should always have in our hearts.

The desire to draw close to and lay our burdens on Him – because ultimately we always need Him.

This simple devotional journal is filled with short daily prayers to our Heavenly Father and I cannot wait to dive into this one, you guys!

  • 100 Days of Devotional Journals

If you crave something simple, that can easily become more in-depth, these 100 Days of journals are great options!

Not only are they packed with simple devotional stories, but they also include scripture verses and a daily prayer.

100 Days of Promises

Another fun addition to these devotionals? The variation of dots, lines, and grids on the journaling pages make it the perfect go-to option for bullet journal lovers.

I was recently gifted one of these devotional journals and thoroughly enjoy fitting it into my evening journal routine.

There are three fun options to choose from: the Less Hustle More Jesus journal, the Bible Promises (which I have), and the Grace & Gratitude version.

Love, love, love these types of devotional journals, you guys!

  • Weekly Prayer Project Devotional Journals

I just recently purchased this devotional journal and plan to start it mid-fall so that the gratitude section falls over the Thanksgiving season.

That said, this one looks so incredible, you guys!

Weekly Prayer Project

Unlike some of the other devotional journals mentioned above, this one is a weekly study and I intend to use it alongside a separate daily devotion.

I chose to include it in the list simply because it is a beautiful (and simple) way to include prayer in your busy schedule.

With 7 unique prayer subjects, you can be intentional in your prayer life!

Each week is complete with a small devotion, scripture verse, and some journaling room to create a list of specific prayers.

I am so excited about this one, you guys!

If you like the idea of this book, consider having your kiddos join you by completing the kid’s version!

You can also add these other weekly project titles to your collection: Weekly Purpose Project and Weekly Habits Project.

  • A Standard of Grace Devotional Journal

This last journal I’m going to share with you is at the very top of my wish list, you guys!

I just recently started using the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley for our homeschool and I am so excited to get one of her devotional journals in my hands next!

Much like the weekly prayer project journal, this devotional journal is a weekly study that encourages intentional prayer for consecutive 52 weeks and would work great in addition to a daily bible study!

A Standard of Grade Weekly Prayer Devotional Journal


While I don’t own this one just yet, it’s totally going on my list for next year!

I’ve read such wonderful reviews about this study and with the excess amount of writing space, it definitely seems right down my alley!

I’m a huge pen-to-paper kinda gal.

That said, I absolutely love my homeschool planner and know I am going to love this one, you guys!

If you love the idea of writing out intentional prayers this one might just make a great addition to your weekly devotional studies!

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