A look at Bible Journaling

After many years I have finally started to call myself an “artist”. It hasn’t been easy. I still don’t feel like an artist. But as I draw, and use watercolours it is getting easier to show my work and say that I am an artist.

Last year I heard about people painting directly into their Bibles.

I wasn’t sure if I could do that. I usually used paper. But the more I thought about it I realized that those pictures on paper usually were tossed out. I didn’t keep them as mementos of scripture I had read.

I decided right then that using a Bible to draw in, just as I use it to make notes and underline would help me remember scriptures and would be a permanent record of my study.

Drawing Scripture also helps me to memorize it.

To try out this new idea I visited a thrift store and purchased 3 Bibles. Here is an example from those days. This is a very tiny NASV Bible purchased for $1.00.

Then I took the plunge and bought a Bible Journal — a real one — with pages with 2 sidebars to colour in. It is called a single column Bible journal.

Although most times I don’t fill the whole page, I sometimes do. And yes the printed words sometimes disappear. It took courage to get over that. I have many Bibles and this is to my record of growth in God.

The above painting is one from a study through Proverbs in my closed Facebook Group, Growing Through God’s Word. Each day for the 31 days of study I chose one verse and drew something that would remind me of the verse. With the number of verses in each chapter of Proverbs it will take me many times through Proverbs to study them.

Are you struggling to remember God’s Word? Do you need to find a group that will keep you accountable?

This is day 2 of a 30-day writing challenge with Tom Kuegler. Check out his post about this challenge. My Powerful 1 Hour Routine for Quick Success on Medium


Our group in Growing Through God’s Word iss a safe place to ask questions, express your thoughts and try out some creativity. We don’t judge. We encourage. Join us by clicking the photo below. 

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