A Look At My War Binder!

A Look At My War Binder! | HopeDreamJournal.com

Hey y’all! I hear you already… “What’s a war binder?” Lol Well of course I’m going to tell you! So if you’ve watched the movie War Room, you saw how the main character made a “war room” in her closet to go into and pray for her family, where she taped scriptures and prayers all over the wall. Now if you’re anything like me, you don’t have a closet that you can clear out or any other private space. If you remember this post, I talked about my “mobile war room”, which is my prayer journal. I also had my faith journal in my traveler’s notebook. I call this my mobile war room because I can take it where I need to in my home (or outside).

Well I revamped that faith journal after searching Instagram and coming across Rachel’s account! Check out her page and read about her story. It’s heart wrenching and she’s an amazing courageous person! Her journey lead her to create what she calls a “War Binder”. When I saw it I thought, “This is exactly what I’m trying to do with my traveler’s notebook and what I need to help me grow in my faith and prayer life.”

So upon further searching I found out she had a group on Facebook all about these war binders. So I joined the group to learn a little more! The ladies in this group are amazing women of God who are also looking to start or grow their prayer life and their personal relationship with God. They are all very encouraging and I enjoy this group very much! If you’re looking to grow your spiritual life, come by and join us!

Now on to my War Binder!

I decided to continue to use my fabric traveler’s notebook for my war binder. There was no point buying a bunch of stuff to make a binder that I most likely wasn’t going to use. I’m not a big binder girl so I knew that wouldn’t last! I love my journals! (Which is why my prayer journal ended up in a bound journal and not a binder!) I added three inserts to what I already had in my faith journal and I prettied it up a bit! I absolutely LOVE it! And just like with my prayer journal, when you have it in something that you will love to use, it makes you want to use it daily!

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So enough of the small talk! I filmed a video for the Facebook group where I walk through my War Binder so I thought I would just share it here! Have a look below! (Please excuse the background noise! LOL)

Will you be creating a war binder of your own? If so, I hope this helps if you decide to use a traveler’s notebook to do so! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them below in the comment section!

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  • Tonya Hull

    I really love this idea! I think I will give it a try. To have it all in one place is great. I also have a free TN!

    • Yes I love that it can all be in one place, in separate “sections”, but still contained within the inserts! I love it!

    • Hi Tonya! For some reason my replies weren’t showing up! Thank you! If you give it a try let me know! I love having it all in one place!

  • sherri_c

    What’s the soap method?

    • Hi Sherri! The SOAP method is from Good Morning Girls! It’s a way of studying scripture. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. You can visit their website to read more about it!

    • Hi Sherri! SOAP stands for: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. You can visit GoodMorningGirls.com to learn more about it! It’s a way to study scripture. Thanks for reading!

    • Hi Sherri! You can visit GoodMorningGirls.com to read more about the SOAP method. SOAP stands for: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer

  • Sloan D. Payne-Waters

    Hi, Allycia! Love your blog post.

    • Hi Sloan! Thank you for reading!

  • Abby Cruz

    Hi Allycia! I watched the video but can’t remember if you said what size dori you used. Would you mind sharing? Thank you, your page is so inspiring!

    • Hi Abby! Thanks for watching! The traveler’s notebook I use for this is a wide standard. It fits cahier size notebooks, like the Moleskine and Picadilly notebooks you can find at Barnes and Noble. Thank you for your kind words!

    • Sorry I missed your comment Abby! This was a regular wide. Some call it cahier size.

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  • Darcey Lynn Lomax

    Hi –
    I LOVED the post and thank you kindly for the video. I am a “newby” but looking forward to getting my War Binder started,

  • Gina

    Love this idea. Where do you get your lined refill paper?

    • Hi Gina! Thank you! Those are Picadilly journals. I love them! You can find a pack of three at Barnes and Noble for about $6!

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  • someonesgrandma

    Allycia…I’m sooooo grateful I found this today. I’ve found myself “discouraged” from all the hate and vitriol that’s followed our presidential election. I love America…I love that our democracy works…and I’ve been reading and listening to too much of the world and allowed it to poison my mind and heart. Your “War Binder” encourages me. I have already been writing Scripture verses and keeping a prayer journal for a few months…but I love this idea of incorporating joy and gratitude and sermon notes all into one place! I’m excited now to get started…and blessed because I already have craft paper I love to implement these ideas. I suspect I’m going to use a big binder…but I thank you for sharing your inspiration!!! I love that God crosses our paths with the right paths when we most need it!

    • Hi! He sure does! I’m so glad that this could give you some comfort and happiness! If you aren’t already you should join our War Binder group on Facebook if you’re on there! We’d love to have you!

  • Shirlee McGuire

    Good morning, Allycia! I stumbled across you through Pinterest and I’ve watch several of your videos. I absolutely LOVE this idea of having everything together in one place. After watching your most recent change to your TN, I think this particular one fits more of I’m personally looking for! So I had a couple of questions.. how did you make the tabs at the top? Also? Could the picadially notebooks (that you have in this video) from Barnes and noble fit the new leather TN? If so, which would be the appropriate size? I’m loving scrolling through your blog and seeing a heart so big for Jesus!


    • Hi Shirlee! Thanks for stopping by! The tabs here are just Post-It brand sticky tabs! The Picadilly notebooks would be too big but I often cut them down to fit whatever size I need! They don’t come in another size.

  • Michael Sheila Seal

    Great Job Allycia! I have a Bible Journal, aka “War Binder” … I have also loved using my wide travelers notebook for my bible journalng for the past 3 years. I have a leather travelers notebook and had my life verse put on the front (Proverbs 3:5). Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Hi! Thank you for reading and commenting! I have since moved into a leather TN as well!

  • Nicole Celli

    Hi! thanks so much for the inspiration and info. What is the lady’s name on Insta where you get your scipture writing challenges from?

  • Theodene Allen

    Hello! Just came across this war binder and I love your video! Where’d you get the cover for your binder? Did you say etsy?

    • Thank you! Yes! From Sunshine N Bliss on Etsy!

    • So sorry I missed your comment! It’s from Sunshine N Bliss on Etsy!

  • Karen Kelley-Ariwoola

    Thanks for sharing. I love this!

    • Hi Karen! I apologize for the delay! Thank you so much for reading!

  • Stacie Tyson

    Oh my goodness. I know that this post is older, but God just used it for me in such a huge way! Times here are really tough in our home (my husband is a disabled veteran, and VA benefits take so very long to kick in…so money is scary tight.) I honestly don’t even remember how I came across your post, as I had never heard of the term “War Binder.” But here I found myself, and now I know this is JUST what I am needing! I do not have a traveler’s notebook right now, but I am going to save up for an inexpensive one to purchase in about a month. (I see that even Michael’s has them!) Until then, I will start gathering prayers and things of that nature to put inside of it! Thank you so much for sharing this post with us!

    • Hi Stacie! I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers! I’m happy that my post was beneficial for you! You really don’t have to use a traveler’s notebook to do this. Just start with a regular notebook. Anything you may have in your home already. If you are on Facebook, join us in the War Binder group! You can see many different versions! But yes Michael’s has some inexpensive ones that are great to start with! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you in the group! 🙂

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