Saturday, August 1, 2015

journaling through the bible.

i have been taking sermon notes
for our church's facebook page
about 4 years now.
i update the facebook page
and take quite extensive notes
during the sermon-
on monday morning,
i get out my journal and start to
decorate the notes i took,
which helps me to re-live the sermon
and study a bit more of what was preached.
it helps to really 'store it in my heart'.

when along came a community
i had no idea existed.
bible journaling!

since i enjoyed taking notes and making them
all pretty,
it seemed like an automatic fit for me
to study God's Word and then
worship through art!

i have grown so much in my quiet time
with the Lord.
bible journaling
helps me to study His Word
and to really store it in my heart!

art worship!? Yes!
 journaling my faith? Yes!

i encourage you if you have been feeling
a bit stagnate in your walk with Him,
having a hard time sitting and being 'still'
or need a bit of push
to open that bible and let Him talk to you...
to speak to your heart...

to start slowly-
and bible journal!!!

it doesn't have to be fancy
you do not need all the right products or doo-dads...
your hand-lettering doesn't have to be perfect-

you are doing this for you,
for your time in the Word.
for your walk with the Lord.
for your relationship with Him.

i leave you with some of my examples...

i usually share on my IG account:
https://instagram.com/melodymaeolson/

but, here are some of my favorite
sermon notes and  some of my
bible journaling in pictures!



Sermon Notes:





i have been highlighting in my bible for years.
i recommend dating your entries
because i came across this one
which i highlighted after i had lost my dad!!!
he died in November of 89.
i love that i dated this almost a year later! 
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and then here are some of my 
latest
bible journaling entries:








 this one below
shows me working out of three 
separate bibles.
i am leaving one to each of my daughters.
it also shows that you do NOT need a special bible!
write in the columns or wherever
you feel like!













i hope this inspires you to journal
and get in the Word a bit more.
i know it has been a HUGE help in my life
and my daily walk with Jesus!

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blessings,



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3 comments:

Robyn Burke said...

thank you again my friend for inspiring me in my daily quiet time. I haven't gotten too artsy-fartsy with it but there is definitely a renewed journaling time happening. <3

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

Hello Miss Melody! Beautiful bible pages, I must say!
I did not see an email address on your site here, so I'm commenting here and hoping you see this. I've written an ebook called "The 12 Days of Christmas Adventure" and I wanted to gift you with a pdf. copy. Drop me a line and I'll fill you in. :-)
ballpark001@gmail.com

hope to hear from you soon,
Marianne

Laurel said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like it! I was just looking at the new Bibles that have a pretty large journalling column on each page. I just might have to get one. I have never even considered getting artsy in my Bible . . . but I love journalling and I love doodling and I love crafty/creative stuff. Never thought of combining my love for Jesus and His Word, with this creative side. Thanks for sharing!