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Home & Family: 31-day Scripture Writing Plan

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Tabs in 2023 Monthly Bible Quilt Journal

This is our last month of scripture writing in the 2023 Monthly Bible Quilt Journal, "Building on a Firm Foundation." We're going to focus on the topic of HOME & FAMILY which can be especially beneficial during the busy holidays.❤️

If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, you can follow along with us using the BQ Calendar, another BQ journal, or whatever personal study materials you have that fit this particular season of your life.

I've done several freestyle pages related to family over the years, which will give you another idea of how you can use our collection of verses this month.

You may access the year's full list of references as a free printable with code FREELIST. They're formatted as bookmarks, so cut out the one on Home and Family. Let's get started!

Add the dates on the December calendar page by handwriting them, stamping, or applying stickers. Then add the daily verses, the next BQ Zoom chat, and whatever devotional goals you may have for the month.

Cut out the colorful "Home & Family" title from the back of the journal to adhere to the page. Then color and decorate with washi tape or seasonal stickers however you'd like!

January page in 2023 Monthly Bible Quilt Journal

Thanks to Janice, a Bible Quilter from West Virginia, for curating our collection of verses this month.

31 Days of Prayer reference list and flip card set

Writing out the scriptures onto a flip card set helps us become familiar with the verses and the surrounding passages to understand it in context. Once completed, the flip cards make a handy personal reference or a resource to share with a friend who might need extra encouragement from the Word.

If you want to shorten the time spent prepping your flip cards, we've got a digital version of all the verses typed out and formatted. Just print and cut, then slide the cards onto a binder ring!

After you've gotten your scriptures gathered up, you're all set to begin the 2-page spread in the Monthly BQ Journal. It's also available as a printable if you don't have the journal or would like an extra to share with a friend.

2-page remplage for Discernment

It will be so rewarding as these pages fill up with beautiful scripture!

We also have the featured template of the month, the Home in Winter designed by Jan. We can use verses from our reference list that impact us or create with additional scriptures we've discovered along the way as we've studied this topic.

Home in Winter  #biblequiltjournal template

Plus there's the Home template which my sister-in-law designed several years ago, which could be added to one of your blank pages.

You may choose to add to your ABC Journal this month as well.


It's almost December. Let's prepare our hearts for the blessings of the Christmas season as we honor our Savior's birth.

Nativity template  in Dec of 2023 BQ Calendar
December in 2023 BQ Calendar

Mark your calendars for our next BQ Chat to discuss this month's topic and some ideas for BQ Christmas pages. I'll be joining from my in-home shop and can provide you with some sneak peeks about what's available at the Open House.

If you're in the area, you're invited to come for some fellowship and shop for BQ goodies at the Open House this weekend. Two windows of time are available for you to choose from:


Resources that might be helpful to you this month:


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