Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beginning Bible Journaling

I've seen pictures of people Bible Journaling and wanted to give it a try. I picked and bought this Bible from Amazon. Then, instead of thinking, I just dived in. I found a page I kinda liked with ideas to copy, I pulled the new Bible out of the box, and I started painting. I knew if I thought about it too long I wouldn't get up the nerve. I mean, I've never really written in my Bible before. I've highlighted things occasionally but not too often because I hated when it would bleed through the page. I was brought up to respect books and keep them nice and pristine, and of course the Bible is the most respected book. So, taking that first step was hard.

My first page looked okay, then I added more details and messed it up. Maybe someday I'll be able to fix it. But, the thing I realized is Bible Journaling is about the process, not the product. It's a time to think about and reflect God's word while creating. 

Today was my second day. I am quite pleased with the results today. I used Psalm 119:105. My Bible is NIV but I journaled with KJV.  I used gelatos, markers, stickers, and a regular crayon.

Psalm 119:105
It took me a couple days before I got this posted.  Here is another one that I completed.  The background was done with acrylic paint.  I used markers, stickers, and the "Creature" I drew and cut out of orange cardstock. Plus a little washi tape to hold on a tab.

Mark 16:15 (Back when we were like 11 or 12, Chris and I were in a puppet ministry and Chris had an orange monster puppet named Creature.  We had a skit where the puppets used this verse and "Creature" thought it meant to preach to him.

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