Are you curious about Bible Journaling? Have you seen beautiful photos on Pinterest (or Instagram) of artwork in the margins of a Bible?
I was very curious, but I’m no artist! So, for several weeks I thought Bible Journaling was not for me. I mean, my drawing consists of stick figures!
Eventually, I realized… I am already a Bible Journaler. I’ve been writing in my bible for years- underlines, stars, dates with answered prayers, and sermon notes I don’t want to forget. So my journaling wasn’t in a special Bible, and was nothing near beautiful, but it spoke to God’s hand on my heart! That is what Bible Journaling is!
You can absolutely use the Bible you already have to begin Bible Journaling. But if you want more space, there are many options of budget friendly journaling Bibles. Add a black pen and a pack of colored pencils (I just swiped some from my kids’ art desk) and you have everything you need to get started.
Sure, if Bible Journaling becomes your passion, you can slowly splurge on all the fun supplies you see on Pinterest and Instagram, but for now, don’t let the lack of those supplies hold you back!
Don’t feel tied to the beautiful lettering and artwork that you see on Pinterest. Bible Journaling should be an extension of you. If you are a writer, write. If you are a note taker, take notes. If you are a doodler, then doodle! If you are an artist- then create those Pinterest worthy margins!
You don’t have to stick to just one type of Bible journaling either. As you are inspired: do it! You don’t always have to draw or create beautifully hand-lettered illustrations in your Bible.
Read the next page, to learn more about 8 great ways to use a Bible Journal, whether you are a writer, not taker, doodler, or artist.