Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Bible Journaling INSPIRATION
During Sunday morning service, I typically take notes on the pastor's sermon, usually on the bulletin. These notes are often scribbled hurriedly and may run in several directions on the page if there's not a notes page in the bulletin. I try to capture the main points of the sermon as well as quotes or comments that stand out to me. Later I'll review my scribbles and pull out the pieces I want to include on a Bible Journaling page.
One recent sermon focused on Hebrews 12:1-3, and I recorded the five main points in my new journaling Bible because I want to remember that while "running the race set before me"
*I can draw encouragement from the great cloud of witnesses,
*I should lay aside every weight and encumbrance and sin,
*I will run with endurance,
*I must look away from other things to look to Jesus,
*and, when I consider Christ, I won't become weary and discouraged in my soul.
In his sermon last week, our pastor asked us if we were "professional Christians" or "Christ followers" - definitely a though-provoking question.
I actually came home and added this page to my Bible later that afternoon.
Do you take notes on sermons you here? What do you do with those notes?