I just wanted to share a little about how much my Bible journaling has changed over the past 2-3 years.
I was given an ESV Single Column journaling Bible when I was still pregnant with my son. My now husband and I had been living in a sinful lifestyle, so it was a gift from my pastor (Little did he know, it would change my life). It had been gathering dust on his wall of theology filled bookshelves, and it was calling my name. I had always doodled in my Bible, but this Bible changed everything. I started putting stickers around my notes, and sometime early in 2015, I started googling images of anything I could find where people were doing the same. To be honest the internet was pretty barren back then, when you searched for such things. I came across a few illustrations on pages, but there wasn’t much inspiration out their yet. That’s when I discovered Illustrated Faith, and I watched the company grow into a world-wide powerhouse of Gospel-sharing creatives.
Next thing I knew, I was standing in front of my small church body sharing my love of Bible journaling, through tear soaked eyes; I shared how much closer it had brought me to the Lord. I spent the next several months sharing that love with the ladies of my church body.
On my drive to work this morning, I was just thinking how proud I am to be a part of this community; moreover, I wear that like a badge of honor!
Here’s a couple flashbacks of what journaling was like back then, compared to the intricate pages I pour my heart into now.
I hope you enjoy!
Flash forward to some recent ones, I haven’t shared on the blog: