Gratitude Documented 2020 | Days 1-5

Hello, hello! It is *finally* beginning to feel like fall in my neck of the woods (yay!) and we’re well into this year’s Gratitude Documented project (double yay!!) As I mentioned in my last post I’m using the MemoryDex system from Heidi Swapp to quickly and simply journal my gratitude this year. I’ve been sharing a card for each day on my Instagram, along with a few process videos on YouTube. I wanted this space to house each day’s prompt and project with links and resources for each day’s MemoryDex card 🙂

Don’t forget, you can download the FREE Gratitude Documented journaling prompts here, and it’s never to late to jump in!

Okay! Let’s get started with Gratitude Documented, Day 1!

Strength | Psalm 59:17

Right off the bat, you might notice that I switched up the scripture reference for day one. I explain why in the process video I shared, and I want to encourage you here that it is totally okay to use a different verse for your journaling. You don’t have to use the prescribed verses in the prompt list from Illustrated Faith- they’re simply jumping off points 🙂

And now, Day 2:

Courage | Psalm 27:14
a peek inside the pocket

Again, I chose to go off-prompt for day two 🙂 When I was unpacking the Illustrated Faith Gratitude kit elements I noticed how sturdy the packaging was-it seemed like vellum instead of the traditional glassine so I turned it into a pocket to hold my journaling and some bits from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop. I used the kit’s stamps and heat embossing to decorate the pocket- you can watch the entire process here.

Next up, Day 3!

Faith | Hebrews 10:39-11:1

Day three’s prompt was SO timely! I was especially grateful that I decided to go quick and simple this year. On this day I spent more time in my prayer journal and therefore didn’t document much else on the card 🙂

And onto Day 4:

Understanding | Proverbs 2:5-6

Ok, so now I’m realizing we’re on to day four and I’ve changed verses for each one, haha! I used a neutral pattern paper from Crate Paper and loaded up my card with new Print & Pray releases from @bravelittletaylor along with some other elements from my stash (sidebar: this is one of my favorite projects for stash-busting!) On the back is a tab used to lift up some interactive/hidden journaling.

And finally (for now) Day 5:

Love | 1 John 4:7

Day five was a fun one and I shared a quick little process video showing how this one came together. As God’s representatives in this (tense & hurting) world, this was a wonderful reminder to love one another ❤

And that’s days one through five! I’m already marveling at God’s timing on each day. Drop a comment below if you have any questions and I’ll see you next week!

❤ Jillian

P.S. Wondering what Gratitude Documented is?? I made this video to explain! Want to see my setup for success with this year’s Gratitude Documented? Check it out here 🙂


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