A tool for daily reflection; Oxford, MS, February 2018.


The examen is a practice that invites us to notice God’s presence in our day. There are a lot of ways to ask the questions — where we felt most and least fulfilled, where we felt it easiest and hardest to give love, where we felt closest to and furthest from God…

I originally drew this mini journal to include in the Lenten Prayer to Go boxes I made for UKirk Ole Miss. But there aren’t specific dates on the pages, so it could be useful anytime.


Tips for Printing

The PDF file has six pages — print double sided (including the blank one) with short-edge binding. You’ll for sure need pages 1-4, then just make as many copies of pages 5-6 as you need for whatever season. For Lent including Sundays, we needed 11 double-sided copies of pages 5-6. *Pro tip* (learn from my mistakes, y’all): Don’t forget that one set of pages makes two booklets!


If you’re in the market for a book that explains the examen (and has pictures), check out Sleeping With Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn.