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I WON!!! And Now I Have a New Hobby – Bible / Faith Journaling!!

Bible / Faith Journaling

Bible / Faith Journaling

I WON!!! And Now I Have a New Hobby – Bible / Faith Journaling!!

So I have been drooling over these group of ladies that are sharing God’s word through their art…IN their Bibles!

I admired their bravery to color and ink up their Bible for all to see!

This, after all, isn’t a crossword that I’m doing in (gasp) pen!

This is a BIBLE!

The most sacred of sacred books.  

Just take a look at these AMAZING works of art!!

Patter Cross
Patter Cross
Tiffany Richards
Tiffany Richards
Krista Hamrick
Krista Hamrick

Not only is their artwork fabulous, but I a really drawn to the passion and detail in their work.

I WON!!!

Well, while I was blog crawling, appreciating all their talent, I entered a giveaway for a ESV Journaling Bible from Amanda at Big Family Blessings.

Guess What?!? I WON!!!

That's Me!!!
That’s Me!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!! I couldn’t believe it! Isn’t that exciting?

And then I got my new bible in the mail! OMGoodness, this book is amazing!

Bible / Faith Journaling

The cover is an elegant quality faux leather with beautiful embossed leaves on the cover! And just look at all the beautiful white space to fill!
ESV Journaling Bible

You totally need one. Mine is from Family Christian Store

Journaling Bibles

It is also available at Amazon

Anyway, somehow I was bold enough to jump right in and make my first page!! Yayy!! What do you think?

Bible / Faith Journaling

I will share what supplies I used below. Please know that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means, if you purchase from some of these companies, I will get a small commission, which allows me to keep working on this blog! Thank You so much!!

The Devotion

I read daily devotions from Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and chose the devotion for September 30, entitled Truth.


If you are interested, you can read the devotion HERE

The Passaged highlighted are

The paragraph in the devotion that spoke to me was:

“We look to the only true source of hope and help: the eternal Word made flesh. We look to Jesus. In him, and through faith in him, we find the answers we long for, the peace we ache for, the joy we desire and, above all, the forgiving love we so desperately need so that we can move forward in life without the burden of our sin, guilt and shame crushing our spirits!”

Wow! That is Truth!

Bible / Faith Journaling

I shortened the above paragraph to say:

Through Faith in Him, we find Answers we long for, Peace we ache for, the Joy we desire, and forgiving Love we need.

Bible / Faith JournalingI chose the verse in Matthew (highlighted with blue colored pencil) for my bible journaling page:

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

The verse is one of my favorites and made me think of this restful scene of a hammock and palm trees.

Bible / Faith Journaling


This is one of those hobbies that doesn’t require a lot of expensive supplies.  Don’t get me wrong, I could shop for days for fabulous pens, colored chalks, doodling books, etc. But, truth is, you can get started for almost nothing!

A Bible

If you can’t purchase a journaling bible right now, use the one you have and doodle in the margins!

If you’re like me and want to keep your family Bible pristine, the ESV Journaling Bible is available at Family Christian Stores.

Here’s a Coupon for Your very own Journal Bible!!!!

I’m happy to let you know Family Christian has given me a coupon, $15 off $50 or more with coupon code PUMPKIN, to share with my readers today!!

$15 off $50 or more with coupon code PUMPKIN

Hurry!! It expires October 15!!

Idea Books

I leafed through my books, Lettering 101 for Scrapbooks & Cards, Creative Doodling & Beyond, and Doodling for Papercrafters to get some ideas for lettering and doodling.


Be aware that many pens will bleed through the thinner pages of your  bible. I tested a few, purchased a few, and tested those and now have a few I’m confident won’t show *much* on the other side of the page.

I really like the Pigma Micron Pens for outlining and lettering. For the coloring and highlighting, I used Prismacolor Nupastel SetPrismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils, and Souffle 3-Dimensional Opaque Ink Pens.

Here’s a handy dandy list of supplies I used this time:

Thank you so much for spending time with me today!! I hope I was able to inspire you to do some creative journaling in your bible.  I wanted to show you that it is easier than you think and if I can do it, you can too!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Tag me in a photo on Facebook if you want!! I would really like that!

If you have any questions or comments, the best way to reach me is through the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page. While you are there, click the like button so you can keep updated with any new patterns or other content. If you prefer Twitter or Instagram, that’s fine too but I’m there considerably less often. I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks!! Make it a Beautiful Day, signature

4 thoughts on “I WON!!! And Now I Have a New Hobby – Bible / Faith Journaling!!

  1. I’m so excited to see you using the Journaling Bible!
    Looks like you are off to a beautiful start!

    1. Thanks Amanda!! I appreciate your visit 🙂

  2. I came across these a few weeks ago and was mesmerized! I’ve been wanting to try this. I never heard of Bible journaling. The most I do with my Bible is highlight it. Thanks for the link on where I can purchase.:)

    1. Hi Patty! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂 I’m a complete newbie too! I just completed my second page yesterday!! I will be posting it next week so stay tuned. My only advice is to check your pens in the back pages to make sure they don’t bleed through. The journaling bible is pretty awesome and has a lot of room to be creative. xoxo -Karla

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