Thursday, November 19, 2015

But God!- Bible Journaling

After I made my super cute tassel of many colors, I thought, Right.  I can’t exactly just tuck it in my Bible and say, “Yay, me!”  So, I went back to Genesis to see what I can learn as an adult from the “children’s story” of the coat of many colors.  What I gleaned was this:

Genesis 50:20 NIV
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

It immediately made me think of the Bible.  The Bible can be twisted around to try to do evil, but God intended it for good and his plan reigns.  People may think we are silly for journaling and “coloring” in our Bibles, but the Word was intended for good and no one can take away our dedication to it.  Everyone has a different way of expressing themselves as they study (remember creativity!) and we should all appreciate what others bravely, joyfully and kindly share with us here even if it’s not quite how ourselves would do it.

God intended the Word for good!  Don’t let anyone take that away from you.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This is my Bible

Wow!  I created this scripture art for my journaling Bible and didn't think anyone would really notice it when I uploaded it to the Facebook group, Journaling Bible Community.  Then, I saw another Bible journaler share her own version in the group about a week later!  In her post, she explained that she saw it on Pinterest but wasn't sure of the source.  I told her that it was shared in the same group.  Crazy, right?

Because Pinterest tends to send people on wild goose chases for sources, I thought I would make it easy for others to find the original artwork. So, here it is! Feel free to incorporate it into your own Bible journaling.

I am so thrilled that This is my Bible has inspired so many fellow journalers and I'm honored that it has found homes in their Bibles.  It's such a joy to see all the various interpretations!  I would absolutely love if you would share your own versions of This is my Bible by uploading a picture to my Facebook page, The Nest - Silly Bee's Chickadees.

Please do not download the original artwork and post it on social media. Instead, link a thumbnail of the image to this post. Thank you!