Since I shared about how I am creating Legacy Bibles for each of my children, I have received so many messages from moms asking a host of questions. I am so happy to see so many of you starting Legacy Bibles for your children! What a blessing they will be!
I did promise that I would continue to share a little bit about my process with these Legacy Bibles, so make sure to come back over the next couple months to see how I am journaling in each of these Bibles for my children. I also frequently share my Bible Study posts over on Instagram, so be sure and follow me over there!
This post is sponsored by Zondervan, but all opinions, thoughts and content are my own.
I am going to give you a peek into how I am journaling in the Legacy Bible for my current Middle Schooler in this post. I do have seven children, but so far I have only started Legacy Bibles for my oldest three children. I went into the reasons why in my original post as well as more details about how to start a Legacy Bible for your child, so make sure you read that post before this one if you haven’t already!
If you are just now thinking about starting a Legacy Bible for your child, but your child happens to already be of Middle school age, don’t lose hope! You actually have somewhat of an advantage, because your child is old enough to really have a personality and you can likely see their God given gifts start to emerge.
My oldest daughter is in Eighth Grade this year and I am just starting her Legacy Bible. While I do feel that I am a bit “behind” starting hers, I realize that is only because I am also starting one for my second oldest daughter who is in Fifth Grade. I am the one putting those feelings on myself, which is really silly. The important thing is that I am starting now and leaving my daughter a beautiful legacy to look back on!
Because I am starting this Legacy Bible when my daughter is in Middle School, I have the advantage of knowing my daughter extremely well. I have also witnessed her struggles and triumphs as a young lady, and seen her faith emerge and strengthen throughout her years. Therefore, when I am journaling in her Bible, I can really make my prayers personal in the margins. She is at a crucial age and I am so blessed to be able to record memories and prayers and special moments I want her to look back on when she is older.
As I said in my original post, there is no right or wrong way to create a Legacy Bible for your child. Be sure and pray before you start to read and journal and ask God to reveal to you what He wants you to record. Sometimes, I write notes in her Legacy Bible, other times I write prayers. I have also done Bible Journaling for a few years, so I like to incorporate some art that I know will be meaningful to my daughter.
If you still feel unsure of where to start with your middle schooler’s Legacy Bible, these verses may be a helpful place for you to start:
1 Timothy 4:12
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
2 Corinthians 4:18
1 John 3:18
These are verses I have always found helpful when struggling with anxious thoughts, so I knew I wanted to highlight them for my daughter.
Sometimes it is just a quick journal of my thoughts.
My beautiful daughter. She knows I keep a Legacy Bible for her, but she will get it when she is older.
Are you thinking of starting a Legacy Bible for your child? I would love to know how old they are below!
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JennaSeptember 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm
I remember learning about these on a previous post on your blog. I am absolutely fascinated with the idea. I don’t have kids yet but I’ll be doing this, for sure
JillSeptember 30, 2019 at 10:19 pm
This is such a great idea and a special gift I’m sure your daughter will treasure.
Katy LVOctober 1, 2019 at 8:17 am
I love your story – your kids are so lucky! Fantastic advice
Kelly BolenOctober 1, 2019 at 8:23 am
What a great idea!
LisaOctober 1, 2019 at 9:47 am
I love this idea and how you point out that middle school is not too late to get started! Thank you for the starting points and content suggestions.
CharissaOctober 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm
This is such a sweet idea — what a great way to encourage faith and conversation with your children! (I wonder if I’m disciplined enough to keep up with this… it may take me until my second-grader is in middle school!)
Jennifer MorrisonOctober 2, 2019 at 12:46 am
This is such a beautiful concept!!! I love this idea. My children are all grown, but I would love to make one for my grandchildren.
EmilyOctober 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm
Love this! It’s such a great way to pass on the word and create a keepsake your kids will cherish as they get older
DevinaqualOctober 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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