soaping

i've been getting lots of questions from my blogging friends about what 
"soaping" is and how you do it. here is a post i wrote about a year ago before i was
 buds with many of you that explains a bit more about it! 

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 soaping is a super practical way to do daily devotions in your b.i.b.l.e. 
{yes that's the book for me} and i am in love with it. let's be honest it's way to easy to let
 distractions keep us from reading God's word, but this useful tool has kept me on track
 and i am thankful.

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ok, soooo soaping is a simple way of journaling while you study your bible.
below is the acronym for what s.o.a.p. stands for.



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you can write it all down in your favorite journal like me or you can get these nifty life journals {pictured above} that are made specifically for journalling and "soaping". 

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these life journals are great because they have a yearly reading plan already set up {hello} that you can easily follow. they explain to you all about soaping and even have an area to document your prayers. 

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i know that soaping isn't necessary to get into heaven . . . at least i think . . . {harty har just messing please don't write me an email} but it certainly has helped me not only stay consistent with my bible reading but also take more insight away from what i've just read.

see more about journaling and purchase your own life journal here. and if you start soaping or do something similar let me know! i'd love to hear about it. 

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23 comments:

Andrea said...

Awesome! This looks like a really neat way to study and read the bible, thanks for the idea!!

Erin said...

this is the greatest thing I've ever seen! I am so excited to start this! :) Thank you so so much Stephanie!!

Flor said...

WOW! you've just made my entire year! im so glad you posted this.. I have been stuck in a rut trying to figure out how to effectively study the bible and yet figure out a way to apply it to my life. so thank you very much for this.. I'm going to pass it on to my sister as well!

[email protected] chasers said...

Love it. So simple and practical, exactly what I need. So doing this. Thank you!

ginanorma said...

Oh my I have never heard of that term, but I adore it FOR SURE! I guess I am already doing that but just didn't know I was "soaping" haha love that. And I think I'll get one of those special journals, because I have about 9 filled journals from every year that I've been following Jesus, so I write write write and journal everyday...and even write my prayers out, ...anyway, so this could be a better option for me, and I would go through less journals cuz i use a spiral steno book..
so since you asked, I will have to send you a pic of my journals etc...
thanks for posting this so so so much Stephanie, I ADORE that you do this and adore what a reader of the Word you are!!!!

honey my heart said...

this is a beautiful thing to do. i need to get back into journaling and soaping would be a good start.

Miss Kitty said...

What a wonderful thing to do! :)Great post, thanks for sharing :)

Carlie said...

Oh I love this! That definitely has nothing to do with a soap opera like I was thinking before. haha. I think application to my personal life makes all the difference in scripture study! Thanks for sharing =)

Kelly said...

thanks LOVE! i needed the refresher.
xxO

Nicole said...

it's so great to find a system that works for you.

it's also amazing to see what a difference it makes putting Christ first in your day.

xoxo

Anna of IHOD said...

Steph, what an awesome habit to get into. It never ceases to amaze me how God will bless you ten fold for ten minutes you give to him.
Thanks for the reminder!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

That is really awesome. What a great way to keep on track! You have such a cute blog by the way, glad I stumbled across it so I could follow you!

xo.Britt
The Magnolia Pair

:)

... said...

oh i'm so glad you left a sweet little comment on my blog to lead me back here again. i love that idea and i know i could use a little improvement in my religious studies!

love,
mrs. dtf

Nik said...

I shared your post about this on my blog today. I can't wait to start doing this after grad school this June. Thanks for posting this.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i definitely need to start doing this. so beautiful!
xo TJ

LittleBlueFeather said...

This makes so much sense to me. I always need to write things down in order to really remember it and apply it. Thanks for sharing this!

Cia said...

Hey there, I got your SOAP blog from a friend today as she thought I would greatly enjoy it...and I LOVE it. I am currently doing a Peaks, Pits, Praises and Prayer journal but am excited to give Soaping a go as well to bring specific scripture into my daily life. Amazing...and thank you for sharing!!

Tiffany said...

LOVE it! I have been looking for new ways to get into my Bible reading. Thank you for sharing this with us!

[email protected] said...

why am i just finding you and your blog? so glad i did--i love it, and i love this post!

Katie said...

This is just what I have been looking for. I ordered the life journal tonight, and I can't wait to get it. Thank you so much for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Love this idea and your blog -- I will definitely be starting this asap! :) Thanks for sharing!

Leigh Anne said...

Heard about SOAPing from Jessica over at Lovley Little things, and had to come check out your blog. Love this idea and i totally need a life journal so I can start. Thank you for inspiring me (:

xo
Leigh Anne
http://leighannehart.blogspot.com/

Beth Lauren Kingsley said...

Oh wow, this takes me back to youth camps! It's such a fantastic idea and makes getting into the Bible a lot easier.