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After 2020, I decided not to make lofty New Years Resolutions and stick to “simple” things that will better myself and my mental health. One of those things is reading the Bible everyday. If you missed my last post on the reading plan I’m doing or my favorite amazon Bibles, you can check it out here.
I’m creative by nature and I love calligraphy and journaling. As a mom, wife, and homesteader, I hardly have time to complete my daily to-do list, let alone be crafty. Bible reading is a top priority for me, so I’ve turned to Bible journaling as a creative outlet. There’s no right or wrong way to Bible journal and can be as unique as you are.
I’ve seen some really creative Bible journaling pages on Pinterest, where people have used water colors and painted beautiful scenes in their Bibles. If that’s your thing, go for it! Send me pictures of all of your creations so I can admire them. I, on the other hand, like to highlight my favorite verses, write them out in faux calligraphy, and write notes in the margins of my Bible. I’ve tried my hand at all the things throughout the years – drawing pictures, hand lettering, washi tape, post-it sermon notes, Bible tabs, stickers, and more. I’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t work for me. Click the picture to shop my favorite Bible Study supplies on LikeToKnowIt.
If you don’t like to write in your Bible or you don’t have a journaling Bible with space to write, that’s totally okay. You can still get creative with journaling the word in your favorite journal or notebook. If you’re a perfectionist like me, it can be hard to take that first step into Bible journaling out of fear of messing up, so starting in a journal is a great option. It will help you figure out what supplies you like, which pens make your writing look the best (yes, it’s a thing!), and what your style is. You can shop my favorite journals below.
Like I said, there is no right or wrong way to Bible journal. Whether you have a journaling Bible or are journaling in your favorite journal doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are spending time with the Lord and growing your relationship with Christ. If you are interested in a one-year Bible reading plan, you can check out my last post HERE about the plan I’m doing and you can join me on the YouVersion Bible App. Happy Journaling!