I approached Sara over at The Holy Mess.com about participating in this Bible journaling blog party and to my surprise, she has a Bible journaling virtual assistant. How cool is that as I am a VA myself and find that to be so much fun! So, we are hearing from Jade today, the Bible journaling virtual assistant.
How long have you been Bible journaling?
I grew up in a pre-printed missile kind of church so I was in high school when I got my very first real Bible. I proceeded to fill every empty space with pictures and printouts of favorite quotes and verses and color all my favorite verses with a bright color pencil. I guess that means I have been Bible journaling for over 20 years.
How did you get started in Bible journaling?
It wasn’t until about a year ago that I realized that Bible journaling was actually a real thing and that coloring in my Bible could be okay. I was in a bit of a Bible reading slump and I thought perhaps a new Bible would perk me up. I was friends with Sara from theholymess.com and she posted an article about Bible journaling. The search for a new Bible and the article clicked together and there has been no stopping me since.
What is your favorite thing about Bible journaling?
All of my life I have been the new kid. Now that I’m all grown up you would think it would get easier, but being the new lady at church can be just as stressful as being the new girl at school. Then I stumbled on the Holy Mess Bible journaling Facebook group and I found a group of friends that also loved Bible journaling. We love to share pages, but we also live to support each other.
What is your favorite Bible journaling tool?
Just one? I love trying new materials and techniques, but my color pencils are still my go to. Also, I’m not a big fan of my lettering so alphabet stickers and stamps are a daily grab.
Do you journal in a journaling Bible, an art journal or in something else?
I journal directly in my Bible. I’m not afraid to paint across the whole page either. I didn’t start out that way, but now I just can’t help myself. I like to think of my Bible page as a worship canvas.
Please share your favorite Bible journaling technique and add pictures from your own Bible journaling practice.
Bible Journaling Cards
One of my favorite Bible journaling techniques is incorporating journaling cards. My journaling cards are small pieces of paper with art on one side and hand-written journaling on the flip side. I put them in like a small tip-in using washi tape or clear scotch tape so I can flip to see both sides.
Great for beginners
If you are just starting out and not sure where to go journaling cards are a great option. They allow you to add a special touch without feeling overwhelmed by the whole page or worrying about covering up words.
Journaling cards are a great way to try something new without committing to having it permanently on your page. Journaling cards allow me to add art without committing to a full page project.
They can also be a great way to add space to an already full page.
I am a private person by nature, and Bible journaling is both personal and public all at the same time. Sometimes I like to keep my journaling private, but I still want to be able to share my pages. That is why so many of my pages include little journal cards and tip-ins.
Be sure to check out all our latest over at The Holy Mess Bible Journaling Facebook Group. We can’t wait to get to know you better.