When I was growing up, I never wrote in my Bible. It just wasn't something that occurred to me. As a young adult, I took notes during church . . . but always in a separate journal or on special notes pages. However, over the past 20+ years, I've embraced underlining and highlighting and writing in the margins of my Bible.
As I mentioned in my post last Sunday, this year I'm adding some creativity into my quiet time. One of the ways I'm doing this is through creative Bible journaling based on INSPIRATION from Shanna Noel's Illustrated Faith classes and website. I first saw this idea on the Internet last fall and learned more about it during Shanna's class in the Truth Scrap event in late January. I also recently reviewed all the materials in Shanna's first Illustrated Faith class on the new Big Picture Classes site .
I'm not really interested in following prompts for Bible journaling as I prefer to journal and/or make notations in my Bible based on lessons I'm learning, sermons I hear, or things I feel the Lord showing me during my quiet time. As I was once again reflecting on my favorite Bible verse (Jeremiah 29:11) in preparation for my class at Scrappin' Goodtime earlier this month, I took time for a little creative Bible journaling.
I have not purchased an actual journaling Bible designed with wider margins and lines for taking notes because I own a wide assortment of Bibles. I chose my New Inductive Study Bible for this exercise and plan to use it throughout the year as INSPIRATION leads me to journal creatively.
Do you write or journal in your Bible? What type of Bible do you use?