But I’m not very creative, you say! But I can’t draw to save my life, you say! Well, neither can I! What I am good at is Pinterest and using a pencil with a very, very good eraser.
I bought my KJV Journaling Bible at Family Christian Bookstore in Austin, Texas while visiting my dad a while back. These bibles run about forty bucks on Amazon, but I was fortunate to grab mine for $12.96 on sale. I even got the KJV Life App Bible (usually $80-90 for $39.99!!).
This is a lay flat bible with a sturdy bonded leather cover. I don’t usually like hard covers, but since it’s a lay flat bible it isn’t that big of a deal. The paper is a creamy off-white color and smooth to the touch. The paper isn’t quite as thin as onion paper, yet it is still pretty thin. I was skeptical at first about bleeding and ghosting, but so far I haven’t had too many issues. I don’t use marker for the majority of my journaling. I’m using PrismaColor Verithin colored pencils.
I don’t journal every day, but I am trying to. I do like to journal during sermons (archived– not during church, lol!) Right now I am journaling through Proverbs.
This verse (1 Samuel 1: 27-28) is especially important to me. I had a late term miscarriage last year and this verse is what got me through it. Even when I start to get sad (a lot of women are having babies all around me!) and down about losing Arrow, I can still refer to this verse and it fills my heart with joy!
Here I started journaling through the Psalms. I highly recommend journaling through the Psalms if your soul is in need of peace! This week was a very hard week for me spiritually, and meditating on the Psalms while journaling has really helped me draw nearer to the Lord ❤
You don’t need to be uber crafty to begin Bible journaling. You just need a few colored pencils (Crayola Twistables are great for this!), a pencil, a Bible, and some time alone with the Lord. Pinterest doesn’t hurt, either, lol. There are lots of great beginner Bible journaling links on Pinterest that have helped me get a vision for journaling. Now that I am getting the hang of it I have developed my own vision and it’s becoming a lot of fun instead of nerve racking that I’ll mess up!
Enjoy and Happy Scribbing!