Sunday, October 4, 2015

Journaling Bible

I’m a huge paper nerd. I love notebooks, planners, stationary – you name it. So I was pretty intrigued when I first saw some examples of Bible journaling on different social medias. I started doing more research and was thinking I should do a post on Bible journaling because I can’t be the only person that would be interested in starting to do this. 

For one you need to look up these hashtag, they will blew you away with there talent and creativity.  #JournalingBible and #IllustratedFaith 

 You might be asking yourself what is Bible journaling. It's a form of Bible study where people draw, write, and make art in the margins of their Bibles.

Though I have not purchase a single column journaling Bible yet, it is on the list of items I want. For now I am planning on doing some items on tracing paper and using washi to insert into my current bible.


Q:  Do I have to have one of these special Journaling Bibles if I want to try this, too?
A:  No way! I’ve seen plenty of examples of art journaling in Bibles with small or non-existent margins.  Some will use vellum or paper as an overlay they tape in with washi tape or may even choose to use a separate sketchbook.  Use whatever you’re comfortable with and excited about!

Q:  I’m not sure how I feel about covering up God’ Word with paint and craft supplies.  Why would you ever want to do that?
A:  Here’s one of those tricky questions that I think everyone needs to answer for herself.  Some might want to stick just within the blank space in the margin.  Others might be okay with it spilling over on top of letters as long as you can see it.  Others might not care if some of the words get covered up.  What one person is comfortable with may not be true for another, and that’s okay I say!  To each her own.
I personally learn best through doodles and note-taking. I look at this as a way to engage with scripture.

A great resource I found was the Illustrated Faith website. Also, there’s are many groups on facebook. I have been fond of this one: Journaling Bible Community.  

Thanks for sticking with me through this post. I really want to get into the habit of having a day, probably Sunday, to focus on a certain passage. Learn scripture is hard, so for me, this is like the perfect combination of Bible reading, scrapbooking, journaling and praying all in one!! Its a win win! 

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