Wednesday, June 8, 2016

PSALM 116:7

"Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you."


Just finished this yesterday and posted it on Instagram.
I wanted to add it to the blog
so that everyone
could see and enjoy 
my idea of
true peace and rest in the Lord.

If I could physically place my soul
in what is a setting of rest for me,
this would be it.

Enjoy and start
marking up your Bibles!!


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Google "Bible journaling" to find
exciting ideas and examples!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bible Journaling

"The cattle on a thousand hills are mine."
Psalm 50:10

It's been a month since I purchased
my journaling Bible
and I am in love.

I've always loved God's word
and many times painted my response
in oils or acrylics on canvas,
or doodled in the margins of my Bible,
but
I now feel that I've actually been given

permission to study and express 
myself right on the page.

One of my frustrations with previous work
was "What to do with it?"

Do I offer it for sale?
Keep it in a drawer?
Give it as a gift?

But now it all has a place.

Some of my colorful illustrations are fantastic.
Precisely what I had in mind, while others
have not turned out so well . . .
and yet they are all there between the covers.


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Later on I will write about my journey 
into this "Illustrated Faith."
But for now, I encourage you to do a little
exploration at your Christian book store
or on line at many sites.

Once you've begun you will 

experience for yourself
how personal and intimate
and rewarding this manner of
Bible study -

creativity -
love of The Word -
can be.

And a bonus  . . .

all ages may participate.

What a wonderful activity 
for your family
to begin this summer!!

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