FAQs

Why should I get a Small Beginnings devotional? How is it different from other devotionals?

Having fatigued from starting but rarely completing devotional journals, we sought out to create Small Beginnings Journal, that would:
  1. Keep accountability while being grace filled (no stipulated dates so it can be done in either a short or long amount of time.
  2. Ask provoking questions and provide actionable steps that will compel us to be changed by His word, with prompts to actions related to the devotional and also prayer posts to actually commit to the people whom we have said “I’ll pray for you.” to.
  3. No lines = no boundaries. Intentional dotted grids are there for you to express via your chosen medium. Write, draw, collage, paint away!
  4. Checkpoints and little surprises along the way to shake things up. None of this was by chance: When God made the moon and stars in the beginning, we charted out a constellation map for you to have an overview of the journey you will embark, followed by a place where every fear, thought, dream, prayer can be laid at His feet, a middle section to check progress and your budding fruit, at the end, a visual reference to help commit the following season. There is no real sequence, only a soft structure to guide you along!

 

Why should I commit to a devotional journal? There are devotionals out there that I can just read without having to write.

Psalm 1 once told us “How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night.You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.” v 1-3 MSG
Chewing on His word sometimes requires regurgitating, committing it to memory, dissecting, analysing, letting it sit in our spirits. It is not a mere taste and spit. Our consuming of His word could then birth worship of beautifully strung poetry or incoherent phrases, beautiful dances or strokes of nuanced tones; in the trying, in accomplished and the in between.
In the actual act of responding, we are able to make new connections, and actually take time to be still. Making space to quieten our spirits, blocking out time to work our faith muscles and to guard that quiet space and return to it like Jesus did in the garden. He is in the revelations, in the not-quite-yet, in the I don’t understands and He is definitely, in His word.
Plus, did you know that journalling, whether physically or digitally helps clear your mind, aid in trauma relief, reduce anxiety etc. All it took, in a study, was 3-5 sessions of 15-20 minutes over a span of 4 months. That’s probably a lot less than what most of us spend on social media hey.
Deeper relationship with God + renewed spirit and mind? YES please!

Is Small Beginnings Journal suitable for all genders?

Yes yes yes! Check out our reviews. While journalling feels like a more female-centric activity, we have had men find it beneficial too. 

Which countries do you ship to?

We're based in Singapore, but ship to most major countries around the world. Check out our Shipping page for details. 

 

What is your returns policy?

If your product is damaged, please do email us at ponderandbind@gmail.com or contact us here. We do not, however, do returns or refunds due to any other reasons.

What version of the Bible do you use?

Ah, the question with endless answers. We have been in churches who have subscribed to various trains of thought, we do believe that God has an intention for every version and we are huge advocates of finding the version that speaks to you. You will find that we reference from the following extensively: English Standard Version, King James Version, New King James Version, New Living Translation, New International Version, The Message, The Passion Translation.
This list is definitely not exhaustive, and we highly recommend you to cross reference various versions. The bible app is a great tool for this!
 

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