There are so many incredibly gifted women in the Bible Journaling community I thought I’d share some of my FAVORITE TEACHERS, RESOURCES, and WEBSITES. These are my go-to’s when I’m looking for encouragement, inspiration, or new creative ways to journal.
You might want to check them out and follow them too.
Here are some links and shortcuts to my fave’s.
- Tonya @MessyBible is my personal Bible Journaling mentor (LOVE HER!). She has made me a better teacher and challenges me in all sorts of ways. She writes devotionals for Illustrated Faith. She also hosts live Bible Journaling devotionals and tutorials on Periscope , and she posts tons of inspirational and instructional content on Instagram. So go ahead and connect with her.
- Lindsay is an artist and ambassador for Illustrated Faith and a few other companies. She’s naturally very artistic so I subscribe and watch all of her Bible Journaling tutorials on YouTube.
- Illustrated Faith’s website, Instagram, and Print and Pray Shop are great places for inspiration, instructional videos, and content (Print & Pray is a digital download shop). How does the Print & Pray Shop work? Buy a devotional, download, print and create! It’s that easy.
- Shanna Noel is the creative genius behind Illustrated Faith. She’s on Instagram and she has a sweet heart for women who want to understand and connect with their Bibles.
- Dayspring* has some helpful articles on their website about Bible Journaling .
- Scrapbook.com* is a great online store with tons of crafting supplies. They also offer creative, how-to classes and articles that are helpful including one by Shanna Noel which is currently FREE! Finally, here’s one of my favorite articles on their site – The History of Bible Journaling!
- TopKnotsAndJesus and Angela at MakerMom not only share beautiful Instagram photos, but Top Knots and Jesus writes beautiful devotional thoughts with her entries that always encourage and inspire me to stay close to Jesus. She doesn’t sell anything so what you see is what you get – FREE encouragement and inspiration. Angela (Maker Mom) mixes it up as she posts her journaling pages and they always stand out because they are so clean and simple.
Don’t forget to start with PRAYER:
I hope some of these resources will encourage you and help you along in your Bible Journaling journey. While some pages are absolutely gorgeous, this isn’t about incredible art. Bible Journaling allows you to slow down enough to devote time to intentional prayer, and time to meditate on how you can apply each truth to your life, to walk into the life God intended for you.
Before you begin the creative process remember to ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding and fresh insight as you read, write, and while you create. Connect with the heart of God SO THAT the heart of God is what guides you into purpose, freedom and joy.
This is a devotional written by Tonya Hamilton. I purchased it at Illustrated Faith’s Print and Pray shop, I downloaded and printed it then taped it into my Bible. Behind the card is a bold prayer, inspired by Hannah in 1 Samuel, which I wrote for myself and my family.
That turns out to be my favorite part of Bible Journaling, taking the time to write a prayer that will help me receive, understand, and apply the Biblical truth to my life.
What’s your favorite part of journaling?
What can change in your life or in the world as a result of the bold prayers you’re taking the time to write in your Journaling Bibles?
*Since posting this article I have become an affiliate for both DaySpring and Scrapbook.com.