After Christmas a friend of mind was telling us on Facebook that she got the new journaling Bible that she wanted. I wasn't sure what a journaling Bible was so I Googled it. I actually had been journaling for years and just didn't know it.
Apparently journaling is just recording thoughts, sermons or sayings in your Bible. I have always written in my Bible, it makes me feel like the Bible is personalized to me.
When I looked up journaling online I was amazed by the beauty and time some people put into their Bibles. I was completely motivated and started beautifying (if it's possible to make a perfect book more beautiful) my own Bible that day. I'm not an artist but I like to doodle. I don't have a journaling Bible per say but I my new Bible has large margins and perfect for beautifying. A lot of people decorate the entire page along with the text but I want my Bible to still be readable so I stay in the margins.
I was a little discouraged when I first read a post about what's needed for journaling. The list was huge and complicated. I thought it would take me forever to find all the needed implements for this job until I realized that basically colored pencils and the Frixion pens I already have was enough.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
With my son getting married soon I've been thinking a lot about being a grandmother. I would like to be able to hand my Bible down to a grandchild and them be able to see a little bit of me in it.
Anyhoo, I just thought I'd share another one of those "nice but not necessary" things I'm doing this year. Do you journal in your Bible?