Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Creative Bible Journaling - February Pages

Come along with me each month as I journal my way through the Bible.  I'm not artistic at all, so you won't see beautiful illustrations and calligraphy, but what you will see is what I gleaned from the scriptures every day and how I creatively journaled what I have learned in the margins of my Inspire Bible.

In the month of February,  I finished the book of Job, went through some Psalms, and started the book of 2 Samuel.

For my first page, I used acrylic paints to paint a mountain scene.  I used a combination of stickers and my own hand writing for the verse.  I added some white highlights using a gel pen to the verse because I thought it got lost in the mountain scape.  Finally, I added some ephemera from a bible journaling kit and then I added an arrow with some notes.

I chose a mountain scene to illustrate the power of God.  So much of the book of Job is describing how all-knowing and powerful God is by using nature metaphors.  Mountains represent majesty and magnificence to me.

Here God Himself answers Job by asking him if he is as strong as Him and referring to His voice as thunderous;  so I illustrated a stormy night with acrylic paints.  I hand wrote most of the sentiment but added a few alphabet stickers for emphasis.

When I read the verse about Job seeing God I was reminded of what Jesus said in the book of John, so I hand wrote both verses on my page highlighting the word "Believed", because that is more important.  It sure would be awesome to see Jesus with our own eyes (and we will someday soon!), but we are more blessed to never have seen and yet have FAITH that He is real.

This is one of the most well known verses in scripture, in fact it was made into a chorus and I remember singing it all the time in late 80's/90's.  I painted a natural background then I hand wrote the verse and added a die cut of a deer.

Here I used an image of a lighthouse to illustrate the word "light".  I simply cut it out, colored it in, and glued it to the page.  I hand painted the background using paint and used a combination of stickers, stamps, and my own hand writing for the verse.

Today the Holy Bible is our light, God's truth, that guides our daily lives. 

I love this verse.  It means so much to me right now when I observe all the injustice going on in the world.  I am comforted that heaven is just, and that someday soon Jesus will set up His kingdom here on earth and He will rein and finally everything will be set right.

Only in God's power and name can we defeat our enemies.  Here I just took the verse and added small illustrations of the words.  I used a lightning bolt to represent "power" and a cross to represent the "name" of Jesus.

In my "Enduring Hope" Bible Journaling kit from "Illustrated Faith" I received so many pretty photo cards of flowers.  I've been using them as backgrounds for my pages if the margin in my Bible is wide enough.  Thankfully, the Psalms has nice wide margins so I was able to use a lot of them in there.  

Nature, especially beautiful flowers, represent "praise" to me.  Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.  I love how they open up in the sunshine, as if they are praising God, arms outstretched.  

I decided to invest in several new alphabet stamps since I have given up on my calligraphy skills.  Hobby Lobby had some on clearance, so I was able to pick up quite a few sets.  This page is mostly alphabet stamps with just a little bit of my own hand-writing.  The stamps really make your page prettier if you are not a good calligrapher.  

To make this page I added some floral ephemera to the top of the page, and then even though the word "peace" is not directly in this verse, I added it to my page (again using ephemera) because this is a verse that can give me "peace".  As I wrote in the margins "I can have peace during these troubled times because He will take care of me if I call on Him".

God desires us to be broken and repentant of our sins.  He will never reject us if we come to him with a broken spirit and confess our sins.  

For this page I highlighted lots of words in different ways but the most creative way was to take a white gel pen over the word "Broken" and make it look like the word was broken.  I also added some hearts to represent the condition of the heart God desires.

I love the way this page turned out.  I simply painted a background, then added an image that I printed off the Internet, colored in, and cut out.  Once again I used a combination of stamps for the sentiment.  I added a "He Restores My Soul" stamped image to cover up a boo-boo, but don't worry, it lifts up so I can still read the scripture underneath.

Because David had the right heart attitude and was obedient to God, the Lord was with him and blessed David and Israel.  There were times in his life when David sinned, he wasn't perfect, and unfortunately both him and Israel suffered the consequences. 

This "king" image was once again printed off the Internet, colored in, and cut out.  I used stamps and my own handwriting for the sentiment.

There were some extra "kingly" images included with the image of the king above, so I used them to illustrate this verse.

And finally, another floral photo from my "Enduring Hope" kit that I used for a background.  Not all Bible Journaling pages have to be just an illustration of one verse.  Here I wrote some notes of how I could relate to David on one issue, and added some highlights of how I feel with stamps and ephemera.

 I hope you were inspired by God's Word today!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Always enjoy seeing your journaling creativity. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 105. Shared.

  2. Beautiful pages! These are such inspiring messages of hope and love. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 58.

  3. Great pages Amy. Love your paintings with acrylic paint and wonderful inspiring words!

  4. What a beautiful keepsake your Bible will be even after you are gone!

    1. Thank you! It is like a diary in many ways. I hope my family keeps it as a memory/inspiration.

  5. Amy, your pages are so pretty and meaningful. I finished reading Job last month too. :) I love the flower pictures you used!

  6. So pretty Amy. I appreciate you sharing what you are learning along the way. Such beautiful journaling and encouraging throughout.
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

  7. Your Bible is going to be such a treasure for your grandchildren, such a keepsake someday. I am hoping to try putting some pages of music on one of my Bible pages. Just don't know what to use to adhere it. Mod Podge maybe? Love the pages of scripture from Psalms. Those colors are so pretty. Your pages are a ministry!!

    1. I sure hope so. It has so much work, history, and memories in it. I've never done the napkin or music page technique in my Bible yet. Someday. I'm sure you can google it. How nice to hear my pages are a ministry. I love that!


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