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Bible Journaling Beginnings

by Krystal Whitten October 28, 2016 8 Comments

Bible Journaling Beginnings

 **EDIT** Please note that Bible Journaling Beginnings has been discontinued as we update the material. Scroll down to be notified when the information is available again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

 

Over the last 18 months since I started Bible journaling, I've received a lot of questions about it, especially on Instagram. Among the most common: "What Bible do you use?" "What pens don't bleed?" I love answering these questions and seeing the interest. 

I realized that you have the same questions that I did when I started. What is this? Why do they do it? How do they do it? What if I mess up my Bible completely?

So I'm excited to announce a six-part email series on Bible journaling that I've been working on the last month. 

Everything I know to help answer your burning questions.

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My Beginning

A couple of summers ago I was looking for a creative outlet. My freelance design work had mostly dried up, and I can't sit still for very long. I had chalk painted every piece of furniture in my house, made pallet signs, learned sewing. Nothing really fulfilled that creative desire I felt. But every time I came across hand lettering on Pinterest, my heart skipped a beat. I’ve always been a figure-it-out as-you-go kind of person, so I told myself I’m going to learn how to do that.

I scoured the Internet for tutorials and videos to help me learn. I discovered a few letterers on Instagram that I began to follow. I was crazy inspired. But scared to give it a try. Then a friend tweeted a verse I'd never heard before, and that was all it took. 

I drew it out, slowly and carefully, with much erasing! In fact, I drew it out many times. And by the time I finished, I’d realized something that really changed my life: I’d memorized that verse!

––– Here it is. My first hand lettered piece. Posted on Instagram August 29, 2014. –––

"Really, life changing?"

I can hear you being skeptical. I get it. "Life changing" is a big claim.

But here's the thing. God’s Word is so important, that we’re commanded to surround ourselves with it – plant it in your mind, and tie it on your hand. Write it on your doorposts and on your gates (Deuteronomy 11:18-20).

I believe God used that lettering experience to impress on my heart the importance of surrounding myself with His Word. I wanted to paper my walls with it.

When it comes to scripture, a cursory reading isn’t enough. We need to get that truth inside of us.

The life-changing effect

When you slow down and take the time to write out scripture, letter by letter, word by word, it begins to saturate your heart and your mind. You can become more familiar with scripture and arm yourself with biblical truths for when you’re facing difficult situations. God frequently calls these verses to your mind when you need them. It gives you a firm foundation of faith.

I'm convinced we as Believers don't know our Bibles like we should, and we live powerless lives because of it. 

We need to know Bible truth more than ever. 

In this 6-part email series you'll learn the answers to these questions:

  • What exactly is Bible Journaling and why do you do it?
  • What Bible do you use?
  • What are your favorite tools?
  • Do you gesso?
  • How do you pick a verse? 
  • What's your process?
  • How do you mix lettering styles?
  • and many more!

**EDIT: I'm so sorry - the signup for Bible Journaling Beginnings has been temporarily disabled as I update the content. Sign-up here for notification to be for updates when it's available again.

*Note: My goal is to share with you what I've learned in my experience. Many other journalers will have other favorite tools or tips that they use, so this is by no means an exhaustive list or tutorial. It is simply some direction to get you started and hopefully give you the confidence to try something new.




Krystal Whitten
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8 Responses

MIchelle
MIchelle

November 01, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to answer people’s questions and prepare this course. Looking forward to the email :D xx

Jeannie Beasley
Jeannie Beasley

November 01, 2016

Thank you for sharing your God given talent and allowing me to be a part of it.

Pamm
Pamm

October 29, 2016

Thank you for offering this free course and for sharing your God given talents with us. I love your lettering! I can see such growth from your initial lettering post and it gives me hope for mine! God bless you, KW!

Jamie Ely
Jamie Ely

October 29, 2016

That was the first verse I journaled in my bible, too! A very special voice to my heart and my daughter’s heart, literally! God completely healed her of multiple heart defects.

Phyllis Marshall
Phyllis Marshall

October 28, 2016

Thank you so much for having this e-class. I have been really digging deep into God’s work and reading through the Bible since May this year. I started with the new testament and I am now in Genesis. The Lord is showing me so much that I had not known, and I am coming to love Him more each day. This comes at a wonderful time for me as I ordered my first journaling Bible, which is due in November!!!

Laura
Laura

October 28, 2016

I am SO excited about this and can hardly wait to get started! Thank you for doing it!

Lori
Lori

October 28, 2016

?Thank you so much! I enjoy following you on Instagram. Looking forward to more ideas from you, appreciate you sharing!

ANgie
ANgie

October 28, 2016

Can’t wait to see you next month at Idlewild!!

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