I am finally back to sharing some Bible Journaling Pages. I know it's been awhile and some of you may have been wondering what happened. The main reason I haven't been sharing is that Tuesday is the only day I post crafts. In November I had so many fall cards to share that there wasn't any space to share my Bible Journaling pages. And then December came around and then it was time to share Christmas crafts! But another reason was that after I finished 1 Kings and started reading 2 Kings there wasn't much to Bible Journal about. I don't know if many of you have spent much time in 2 Kings but it is not a fun book to read! It's all this king "did evil in the sight of the Lord" and then he dies and then the next one "did evil in the sight of the Lord" and then he dies, and on and on it goes with the occasional king thrown in there he actually does what is "pleasing to the Lord". It's so hard to keep track of who's who and who did what to who, etc., that one needs a graph to keep it all straight. Now I'm sure there's one out there somewhere, but I don't even know if I want to study it further. I'm ready to move on to the next book...1 Chronicles, and I'm almost there! I have just a few chapters of 2 Kings left.
Even though I didn't get much spiritually out of 2 Kings, at the same time in November I was working on a Thanksgiving Challenge with a Bible Journaling Facebook Group. This challenge was so amazing, and filled my spiritual needs in a way just reading 2 Kings did not. The challenge was to prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving by reading one verse on Thankfulness a day and journaling on it. I did Faith Index Cards instead of journaling (Faith Index Cards are small index cards where you write a verse on the front, and your thoughts on the back, and then you can also decorate the front of the card. They help with scripture memory) and I learned so much about Thankfulness and how important it is to God that we are thankful and to be thankful even when we don't think we have much to be thankful for. During our Thanksgiving dinner I pulled out my Thanksgiving Faith Index Cards and shared them with my family. We then all took turns reading one and then discussing what the verse personally meant to us. It was such a special family moment, and everyone agreed that I should save the cards and we do the same thing next year.
Now, that Thanksgiving is past I'm currently working on a new challenge with this same Facebook group. This time it is a challenge to prepare our hearts for Christmas. It's titled "The Book Of Luke: 24 Chapters in 24 Days". Instead of a verse a day, we are reading one chapter of Luke a day and then we pick one verse out of the chapter that really struck a chord with us. I am doing Faith Index Cards for this challenge as well.
I've shared both my Thanksgiving Faith Index Cards and my Christmas Faith Index Cards in my Instagram and Facebook stories, so you can check my stories if your curious as to what they look like. Lord willing, if I'm still blogging next year, I will share them here as well.
But now on to this month's Bible Journaling pages!
I didn't do much of my own Bible Journaling pages the past two months because I was so busy with my Facebook group challenges, but I did color in every pre-printed image before I moved on to the next chapter.
This page was colored with mostly glitter gel pens.
This page was colored with a mix of metallic colored pencils and gel pens.
This was a page I created for my "Thanksgiving Challenge" Facebook group. I water colored the entire page being sure not to put color over the verse I wanted to be noticed. I then used printables given to us by the page administer to decorate the page.
Another pre-printed image I colored with glitter gel pens.
Here is a page I created myself. I was so proud of myself in how I did this page as I still feel like a novice when it comes to Bible Journaling. I look at so many other beautiful Bible Journaling pages done by others and mine always fail in comparison. But this one turned out pretty good for me! I water colored the entire page then I stamped the Jerusalem image using a retired Stampin' Up! stamp called "City of David". the Bible verse was created using a mix of stamps and my own handwriting. I then highlighted certain words with a white gel pen.
I colored the city with a mix of comic markers, pencils, and glitter gel pens.
A pre-printed image colored with gel pens.
Here's another page I did myself based on some thoughts I had on this verse. Not all Bible Journaling pages have to have a pretty image. Many pretty, interesting pages can be created with just words. After I water colored the entire page to look like water, I wrote the verse using my own handwriting and a few stickers and stamps.
This is the 2 Kings Chapter Header page. I tried to make the whole page look like fire to echo the image of the fire in the Bible verse. It was first colored with water colors, then I used a combination of gel pens, glitter pens, and pencils to color the images in.
I hope you enjoyed looking at this months Bible Journaling pages. Hopefully when my Facebook Challenges are over and I have moved out of 2 Kings and into 1 Chronicles I will have more pages to share!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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