Last year, the week before Mother’s Day 💐, Barnes & Nobles sent out a flash e-mail 💌 about bibles for 50% off in honor of Mother’s Day 🌻. I guess they were thinking Mothers needed all the extra divine grace ❤️and intervention ❤️ they could get. Since my 20 year old bible was coming apart at the seams and looking really used and torn, I asked for an Inspire Bible for Journaling as a MD 🎁. This bible would help me memorize bible passages or scripture while giving me a creative outlet by using all types of mediums and colors for self-expression and relaxation!
Little did I know the Inspire Bible for Creative Journaling was on the top 10 best selling book list standing strong 🏋🏼 at #8, so getting one in my little 🖐🏽 🖐🏽was going to be – Mission Impossible! After multiple calls ☎️, we found one in Daytona and drove to Family Christian Store to pick it up. We scored the last beautiful teal Bible for Journaling with my name engraved (of course for a price) at 50% off! I was feeling like a kid in a candy store and of course, I needed extra candy to get started. Those included multiple gel pens, colored pencils and several scrapbooking supplies at Michael’s.
With exactly 10 months into BJ, I can say my new bible has definitely helped me add a few more memorized passages to my repertoire. I’m able to share passages with others or quote scripture in time of need when I’m feeling a little stressed or overwhelmed or when others need a little encouragement. After attending Amber Bolton’s seminar ( the creative genius behind Bible Journaling) I’ve been inspired to test out all sorts of colors and mediums to personalize my new bible. I have even added new books 📚- Inspire Psalms and The Psalms in Color – especially since Psalms is my favorite❤️book of the bible. I am thankful that BJ has inspired and encouraged me to open my colorful bible much more often.
So if you are ever in need of a little soulful relaxation or perhaps some prayerful meditation – Bible Journaling may be a simple way to get into your bible daily to Reflect, Relax and Rejoice!