My newfound passion is to use my techniques from art journaling and scrapbooking to actually journal directly into my Bible. I learned about this through an online friend, Stephanie Ackerman.
Who knew there was a Bible specifically for note-takers (that would be me), with wide outer margins and pages that are a bit heavier than typical Bibles. This is the one I ordered.
My only complaint is that the print size is 7.5 point. After much research, that seems to be the best I can do, if I want wide margins.
So, I decided to dive right in, using a Scripture passage from my daily devotional email from Proverbs 31.
Right away I realized I needed to come up with my own solutions to some of the challenges like wrinkled paper, bleed-through, etc. I learned that if I want to use paint or stamps, I should put down a thin layer of matte medium first. So, I’m still working on my own “style” for Bible journaling, but I’m feeling more confident, because I am DOING IT.
About the same time as this concept came to me, as I was thinking about how I would choose a verse or passage to journal about, I learned about a free online Bible study on Esther, and I enrolled. Today was the first day of that 8-week study.
The Bible study uses YouVerse (with Bible app) and a study guide. From today’s study, I chose a verse to journal:
Matthew 6:21: For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I am excited to have a new challenge that combines my love of art and journaling with my desire to delve more deeply into God’s Word.