I have written about Bible journaling before, and it was a very cathartic practice that got me through a really tough time in my life. But in the past year I have gotten so busy that I really let that hobby fall by the wayside. I have also written before about how I felt discouraged by the beautiful, artistic pages others were able to produce and how I was still able to enjoy and grow from Bible journaling without being an artist.
Its been a while since I took the time to sit down and journal in my Bible, or really spend any more time in it than a quick internet devotion. Recently I was sent a Bible Journaling kit, and it encouraged me to take the time to meditate and journal specific verses.
This Bible Journaling kit comes with:
· 4 sheets of word stickers
· 4 sheets of alphabet stickers
· 24 tab stickers
· 8 colored pencil twists
· 1 journaling pen
· 1 pouch with adjustable strap to fit Bibles of all sizes
· 1 ruled page protector mat with tracing lines
I LOVE the pouch that comes with it. I generally do my Bible journaling at home so there’s no need to be mobile, but I have been using this to transport pens for my planner in my purse. Love!
I have used everything from watercolors to actual leaves when Bible journaling, but I have never ventured into the world of stickers.
As we are entering the holiday season, I wanted to really dig into some seasonal scriptures. But the verses that have really drawn me in aren’t the traditional ones about shepherds and mangers.
This verse is from the most-familiar recounting of the birth of Jesus in Luke 2.
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
The Christmas story has lost its wonder because it has been repeated so many times. But when you really stop and think about the fact that Mary was probably around 14 years old when all of this happened? Wow, that is some incredible maturity and faith. My 15 year old can’t even get up when her alarm goes off, so meditating on this verse really gave me a new perspective to the whole story.
The second verse I journaled is Isaiah 60:1.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
Another aspect of the Christmas story that I feel we have lost wonder for is just how big the birth of Jesus was. Before him the world was doomed – condemned. The immense hope and promise in that one small infant was incomprehensible.
In the spirit of the season I am giving away a Bible Journaling kit to one lucky reader. Enter in the widget below and I will announce a winner on November 26! Whether Bible journaling is new to you, or you are an accomplished Bible artist, this kit will be a fun addition to your collection. This would make a great Christmas gift for the creative person in your life, so if you don’t want to take your chances on winning, grab one here.
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