Bible Journaling Workshop

So the last few weeks I’ve been preparing for a large Bible Journaling Workshop at our church. The process took over our dining room but how fun it was!

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There was a sweet Spirit among the group and ladies left feeling like they too could linger longer in God’s word through journaling. Therefore I feel it was highly effective and I know it was FUN!

Two ladies in particular have inspired me in Bible Journaling and I shared their stories with the ladies on Saturday. Lisa Ritter’s daughter Emma has Cystic Fibrosis and Bible Journaling has been a huge source of comfort to her during their hospital stays. Lisa’s faith is astounding. Find her on Facebook and Periscope because you will LOVE her. I’ve been praying for Emma and had to share a tiny bit of her story with the ladies.

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Erika┬áKosterlitzky is actually the first person that introduced me to Bible Journaling about 7 months ago. Her sweet little Libby went home to be with Jesus in a drowning accident and this woman’s faith will also encourage you and bless you. Their story was shared as well on Saturday. You can also find Erika at her blog Life After Libby

And then we sat around these cute round tables and watched live tutorials, talked about what Bible Journaling can look like and how really the point is just to spend time reading and responding to God’s word.

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One of our planning team members made these art pieces for everyone. She made four originals and we made color copies and laminated them for everyone. Such a gift! She is so talented.

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Work stations allowed us to try our hand at some of the new art techniques we learned thanks to Heather, Suzanne and Allison – the tutorial chicks. They were so awesome! They used a ladybug camera to do live tutorials. Stamping, lettering and prepping/painting a page.

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The tutorial trio – love them!

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Several Mother daughter duo’s came and I loved that so much.

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A friend of mine working on her first page. Her boyfriend gave her a journaling Bible for Valentine’s Day and she was waiting until the workshop to learn a few basics. Her page turned out so neat.

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Sophie attended the workshop with a few friends so that was fun for her.

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The planning team in all our maturity and godliness.

My man opened up our time and I was so glad he did. I asked him to share with us a few words because I wanted the Spiritual leadership of our church to speak and pray over our group. He reminded us that being women of the word can change everything. Spending time in Gods word is important and being creative in the margins of our Bibles can be a neat tool when our heart and desire is to respond to God.

It took many hands to make this day so productive and special and I just thank God I got to be a part of it.

 

Comments

  1. This is such a wonderful activities for the ladies. I’m sure it strengthened the bond between all of you. There is nothing better to spend your time on than to spend it on God’s Word.

  2. Hi Melody,
    I’m visiting today from Coffee for your Heart. I tried Bible journaling for the first time last summer when I went to a faith & art retreat in Italy so I loved looking at your photos here! What a fun workshop it looked like and I love the Paris theme! Nice to meet you!

  3. What a great idea for a women’s activity – so neat to see all the young girls wanting to be a part of this! Looks like you put together something that your ladies will be talking about for a long time. ­čÖé
    Stopping by from #ThreeWordWednesday!

  4. How lovely! I could totally get into this. ­čÖé I’m glad you linked up at #ThreeWordWednesday today!

  5. Visiting through Coffee for Your Heart. I loved seeing all your pictures, it really looked like a fun time. You and your team did an amazing job, you can tell you put lots of time and effort into for those ladies. Awesome!

  6. What a wonderful idea! I wish I could go. I’ve been wanting to learn how to do this and this workshop looks so fun!