One Year with Jesus

A Weekly Devotional Journal for Middle School Girls

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Every girl's guide to discovering who you truly are in Jesus

Being a middle school girl is . . . a lot. It seems like every day presents a new challenge as you navigate friendship, crushes, girl drama, stress, school, and confusing emotions.

One Year with Jesus is your guide for dealing with the stuff that life is throwing at you right now. Think of this devotional journal as a safe space where you can get real with God--and where God can bring you the peace and comfort you need.

Inside this book you'll find:

· 52 devotions to help you apply God's Word when life gets messy--one for every week of the year
· Reflection questions to help you grow closer to Jesus
· Journaling space so you can be honest with God about how you feel

These early teen years can be really hard--but they can also be really beautiful. Because it's here that God shapes the girl you once were into the woman he created you to be.


"An encouraging, biblically based journal every middle school girl needs. Kelsey walks through the messy yet beautiful parts of adolescence with faith, tenderness, and wisdom. It's a gentle reminder for tween and teen girls--you are fearfully and wonderfully made!"

Leslie Means, creator of Her View From Home, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of So God Made a Mother

"One Year with Jesus is an approachable invitation for both introspection and practical application for tweens and teens developing their faith. Kelsey's teaching background shines through and meets girls where they are while pointing them to a path of walking daily with the One who first dreamed them into being."

Jillian Benfield, author of The Gift of the Unexpected: Discovering Who You Were Meant to Be When Life Goes Off Plan

"Kelsey's gentle, encouraging spirit shines through in these pages filled with Truth and will speak straight to a girl's heart as she nurtures her own young faith. As a mom of tween and teen girls, I love having this devotional to share with them as they grow."

Carolyn Moore, editor-in-chief, Her View From Home

"One Year with Jesus masterfully shines God's Word on real-life issues in today's world, bravely addressing heart-level topics that teen girls battle. It's a perfect resource if you're looking to pass your faith to the next generation!"

Jason Drahota, pastor, NorthRidge Church

"One Year with Jesus is a deeply needed gift of truth for young teenage girls in a time when so many messages are competing for their attention. Kelsey's guiding words will help them put Jesus right in the center in a way that is relevant to them and will speak directly to their hearts."

Amy Betters-Midtvedt, educator, speaker, writer, and author of You'll Make It (and They Will Too): Everything No One Talks About When You're Parenting Teens

"What an honor it is to know and experience Kelsey. Her tireless dedication and unwavering faith shine through every page of this devo curated just for you! Through prayer, study, and passion, she's crafted a guide that reflects her deep love for God and desire to share His truth. Enjoy the journey ahead!"

Grace Current, LCMFT, marriage and family therapist, Restored Counseling

The Author

  1. Kelsey Scism

    Kelsey Scism

    Kelsey Scism lives in northeast Kansas with her husband and six kids. She's a former middle and high school teacher who still has a strange obsession with grammar. Her perfect day of pampering would include a fancy caramel-flavored coffee, a pedicure, a good...

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