Soul Food

Bible Journaling

A couple years ago, my parents gifted me what I consider to be the best devotional book EVER. It’s called Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.

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Last year, I began Bible journaling as a means to retain what I read each morning in my devotional, and the corresponding Bible verses. It’s also a way to focus my creative energy into something that is not only fun and relaxing, but major soul food!

Initially, my Bible journaling began as an addition in my Happy Planner, as a way for me to consistently see the truths I’ve learned for that particular week; however, this Christmas I asked for an actual journaling Bible and my parents, once again, delivered! The specific Bible I asked for is the Inspire Bible Large Print NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling. It’s a beautiful Bible with vintage floral page edge print – included is scripture art that I can color, and room for my own artwork and notes.

In addition to my new journaling Bible, I also found a sketchbook I can use when I have extra notes and artwork, for those times when my God-given inspiration and creativity are bigger than the pages in my Bible. My hope is that this Bible and my journals will one day be passed on to my boys and my grandchildren when I am long gone and, more importantly, that they will remember times throughout their lives when their momma practiced what she preached (and journaled)!

On that note, I’m off to enjoy some semi-quiet (the little guys are upstairs blowing their leftover New Year’s Eve noisemakers) Bible time, and a big mug of hot Earl Grey tea.

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