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So I referenced a new hobby in my last post – and then life got crazy and I didn’t get to do it for a few days. I was actually participating in it on a daily basis and really enjoying it. For me, Daily Bible Journaling has been taking less than 10 minutes of my time on a regular basis and if I wanted to embellish it to a larger degree, I can. That’s where the artsy part comes in.
What I love about this Daily Bible Journaling is that it really focuses on the Scripture.
Well, for ME, it helps me to focus on the Scripture. There are several places to find a monthly plan and I will include those links below.
I’m also including some pictures so you can get an idea of how simple it can be. I have seen some really amazing artistic examples in some of my FB groups, so you can get as creative as you would like to be.
Here are the supplies you need:
- A notebook (perhaps like this pretty set on amazon)
- Pens (archival quality pens like these on amazon work well)
- Bible in your favorite translation (I am using The Open Bible, NKJV, Expanded edition which is no longer in print – but you can get it on your Kindle here!)
And that is really all you need. Where you can get creative is by using colored gel pens (including these on amazon), washi tape, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, primer & paints, and more.
Depending on the type of notebook you select, you can either keep it strictly to writing – or you can use an art journal with heavier paper, to allow for a vast array of artistic expression.
I am finding that I enjoy this particular habit of Daily Bible Journaling because I can use my good study Bible (that I just discovered hidden away last week!) and don’t have to commit to a journaling Bible just yet. And it really only takes a few minutes. But the few minutes I spend focusing on writing out the Scriptures is a really beneficial discipline. For example, I can tell that i have missed a few days of the Daily Bible Journaling this week because I have not been focusing on the Word like I should and my nerves are frayed.
So as I wrap up this post, I’ll be grabbing my new glitter gel pens and writing out today’s passage.
Here’s where you can find suggested Daily Bible Journaling Scriptures:
- Sweet Blessings – this is the one I am actually using
- Heidi St John – I love this lady’s blog & podcasts!
- His Mercy is New – these are printables for praying the Scriptures, but you can obviously use them to journal as well…
There are other sites as well if you do a google search, but I think these 3 resources are really good ones.
FYI – I used a variety of pens to do mine. This particular one is done in all glitter ink. It is quite shimmery and pretty and I liked the outcome. But you can use a black pen and highlighters to add color and depth if you want. It is really up to you and your style and preferences. The MAIN thing is to focus on the MAIN thing: SCRIPTURE!!!