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Journaling – the STARS technique

At Shepherd’s Fold, we LOVE journaling. It is a great way to keep track of your journey with the Lord. It provides a way to look back and see all that the Lord has done in your life, all that He has said to you personally, remind you of the people He has brought to you, and the things He has brought you through. A few weeks ago, I posted several blogs going into detail on how we teach journaling at SFR.

This summer we introduced a new technique to the campers that a few camp staff discovered in The Journey previous to camp. The STARS technique is a simple way to provide structure to your journaling time, while still allowing complete freedom.

IMG_6876S – Scripture (You can write the entire verse or just the reference – it’s up to you)

T – Thoughts (Your thoughts about what the scripture is saying to you)

A – Application (How does this scripture apply to your life? How can You apply it to your life?)

R – Response (Your response to God)

S – Says God (Take time to be still and listen to what the Lord is saying back to you)

If you have any questions or comments about the STARS journaling technique, feel free to contact the office at 918-263-3622, or email the Camp Director at

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