Rooted Journal

A Bible reading plan for the busy believer.

Rooted Journal

The ROOTED IN THE WORD journal is intentionally designed to help you grow and mature in your faith through the study of Scripture.

WORD is an acronym that stands for: Write Observe Reflect Do

Psalm 1 teaches us that the person who is rooted in the Word is, “... like a tree planted beside flowing streams that bears its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither.” The time you spend with the Lord in His Word and in prayer is the greatest investment you can make in your relationship with God. I am praying that God will grow you and bless you as you journal your way through His Word.

-Pastor Rob Armstrong


What is the H5|52 and Who Should Use It?

The H5|52 is a two hundred and sixty day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know. After failed attempts of reading through the Bible in a year with previous discipleship groups, I wanted a manageable plan that believers who never read the Bible before could complete.

How Does It Work?

The plan expects believers to read 1 or 2 chapters a day for 5 days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The 2 off-days a week are built in so you may catch up on days where you’re unable to read In order to digest more of the Word.

Memorizing the Word

While many plans for memorizing Scripture are effective, a simple system has been effective for me. All you need is a pack of index cards and a committed desire to memorize God’s Word. It’s easy: write the reference of the verse on one side of the card and the text of the verse on the other. Focus on five verses at a time, and carry your pack of Scripture cards with you.

Throughout the day, whenever you have a few minutes, pull out your pack of Scripture cards and review them. Read the reference first, followed by the verse. Continue to recite the verse until you get a feel for the flow of the passage. When you are comfortable with the text, look only at the reference side of the card in order to test your recall.

*Adapted for use from the F260 Reading Plan