I’m so excited to be sharing more of my journaling bible after a long pause while I figured out the best way to share my photos. I didn’t write about it too in depth, but in the middle of last year, the site I was using to host my photos decided to completely shut down unless I was willing to pay $400/year (I wasn’t).
This post is currently the only one I have up on the topic of bible journaling, but I’m hoping to go back through and update some of my favorites with the pictures that below there. For the time being, I’ll give you a little peak at what I’ve been working on.
Ecclesiastes is my favorite OT book. I feel particularly thankful lately for chapter three and knowing that there is a season for everything under the sun and find comfort in knowing that I’m not alone in each season. Lately, I’ve really been digging photos in my Bible. Even though I’m not exactly memory keeping here, it helps me to combine certain special moments directly with the Word. P.S. How amazing are these alphabet rub-ons from Studio Calico?
Fun facts: 1.) Esther was one of the first books of the Bible I ever read 2.) A portion of it was prayed over Kevin and I at our wedding. 3.) This verse has been on my mind a lot lately.
1 Corinthians 8:6
This is from the first day of Gratitude Documented, a monthly challenge hosted by Illustrated Faith in November. I started out strong on this project, but only made it through a little under two weeks before I hopped off the bandwagon. I tend to bible journal about verses as I’m inspired or as I’m reading, so having pre-set verses to do art and journal about can be really tough. The best part about following along is the community, the shared posts are swoon-worthy
Gratitude Documented, Day 3! This is one of my favorite pages of the challenge, mostly because the colors were fantastic and reading is my favorite. I love connecting with the Lord through His Word and it was good for me to meditate on that before getting to work on this page.
If you’ve been around here a while, you know that joy was my first one little word and has become my absolute favorite word over the last couple years. All of the verses related to joy get filled up pretty quickly when I start a new bible.
Kevin and I joined a couple’s small group last fall and this verse is one that we talked about at one of our first meetings in relation to the sermon we had heard that week. I had just gotten my tombow markers (*heart eye emojis*) and decided to just write the verse right on the page. I finished up with a prayer right around it.
I’ve been digging into Matthew with my church, my small group, and in my bible study. This one is from Matthew 1:21. “The description of the work of Jesus reminds us that Jesus meets us in our sin, but his purpose is to save us from our sins. He saves us first from the penalty of sin, then from the power of sin, and finally from the presence of sin.” (David Guzik) .
Bible study night means digging deep into the word and deep into relationships. I use two journaling bibles – one for notes and words and prayers and one for art and paint and stickers. Being in both is the perfect balance for me.
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