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Yesterday I started writing to you about Bible Journaling. I will have to admit that I didn’t start getting into Bible Journaling until I saw the amazing journaling creations that my friend Cindi would post on Instagram. I knew in my heart of hearts that this was for me. My favorite time of the day is when I can get my Bible and go out on my deck and read it as well as my devotional.
But sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and I am cooped up inside. That is where my Bible Journaling Corner Reveal will come into play. But, that will be the grand finale to my Bible Journaling post. But until then I want to help you get started on your own Bible journaling journey.
You might be surprised to learn you don’t need a lot of fancy supplies to Bible Journal.
Here are the basics you need to get started:
- Colored pencils
- Bible reading plan
Which Journaling Bible Should I Use?
If you don’t yet have a journaling Bible (or you have one but are considering another) this is THE post for you!
Which Journaling Bible is Best for You?
Do I Need a Journaling Bible?
No! Here are some other possible options.
You can use a wide-margin Bible, a note taker’s Bible, or a traditional Bible. I just got this new Inspire Large Print Bible, because I am getting older and my eyes aren’t what they used to be. Plus I love that it has some great images to color when inspiration doesn’t strike me.
Use a blank or lined journal or sketchbook. You can easily make it your own. Use whatever you are comfortable with!
In Bibles with small or non-existent margins, journal responses on paper or vellum can be attached with washi tape (sometimes called a tip in or a tip out in Bible Journaling speak)
What Do I Put in the Margins?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Pictures or illustrations, doodles, circled words, lines, and arrows, highlighted sections or phrases, stars or exclamation points
- Song lyrics
- Devotional thoughts
- Sermon notes
- A simple line down the page to make a connection
- Also if there is anything in a book that I am reading as a devotional that has a poem or something I want to remember, I photocopy it and washi tape it into my Bible.
What are the Best Beginner Supplies for Bible Journaling?
- Inexpensive mechanical pencils and good white eraser
- Sharpie “no bleed” pens or Pigma Micron pens
- Colored pencils: Crayola, Twistables, or Prismacolor. (Note: This is one area you really might want to consider splurging. Although pricey, people absolutely love the Prisma colored pencils! The quality difference is significant.)
- Plus stickers- I find that I get the best supplies at the especially stickers at my local dollar store.
- See more here: Bible Journaling: How to Get Started
Come join our new Facebook Group for Bible Journaling:
We are a supportive group — if you are brand new or a Bible Journaling pro, we welcome you.
Tomorrow I’m going to share an AWESOME resource I discovered for Bible journaling. You won’t want to miss it!