Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! My friends My friends Amanda from Hopkins Homeschool and Annette from A Net In Time are co-hosting Blogging Through The Alphabet. This week’s letter is B.
When I first saw examples of Bible journaling on Pinterest, I was immediately captivated. Then, I was blessed to win my very own Bible journal in a giveaway. It’s an NKJV Bible designed especially for journaling and creativity, with two-inch wide blank margins on each page. Some pages have lines for writing.
How does Bible journaling work?
So how does one use a journaling Bible? You can highlight verses that are special to you. You can letter a key word or words. Or you can illustrate a scene from the Bible. Personally, I’ve been jotting down verses that are meaningful to me as they come to me. Sometimes, images pop into my mind along with the verses, or that are connected to them in some way. Then, I’ve drawn them into the blank spaces provided in the Bible. Sometimes I’ve drawn them on printer paper first, then traced them into my Bible. I’ve also traced images from a coloring book, then colored them in. I’ve used colored pencils, erasable colored pencils, Micron pens for outlining and lettering, and I’m looking forward to using paints as well.
Why Bible journal?
I can only speak to my own experience. But sitting down with art media and my Bible is the most wonderful and beautiful adventure for me. Engaging creative work with Bible meditation (which really does happen as one sits down to illustrate a verse) is peaceful. Encouraging. And a new way of worship, for me; another method I can use to seek God in my relationship with Him. It can bring God’s Word to life for me in rich and vivid ways.
You don’t need to be a fabulous or experienced artist to Bible journal either; I am neither of those. But the experience is truly enriching and grace-filled.
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