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Bible Journaling: Getting Started

Bible Journal Kit GiveawayJournaling has long been a part of my life.  My Granny gave me my very first journal when I was 7 years old.  I still have it, though I am mostly too ashamed to read the petty junk I wrote.  LOL.  I love that Bible journaling is becoming more and more popular nowadays!

This beautiful journaling kit I was given to review is absolutely perfect!  It definitely takes Bible Journaling to the next level!  I love that it comes with so much to express whatever sentiment one is feeling.  The stickers and tabs are awesome too.  I’m completely psyched to be able to do my Bible study with so much creativity! Definitely makes it more personal!  The kit contains everything the experts say you need to get started and I’m convinced they are right!

Through my own Bible Studies, I’ve learned the following about studying scripture:

  1. Pray the God reveal to you understanding before you study
  2. Study the scripture
    • Look up words you aren’t sure about, sometimes the origin of a word makes a ton of difference.
    • Check the index or find other sources to cross reference what you are reading with the other scriptures that address the topic
    • If you are studying a particular person, try to find the beginning of their story and start there. So often scripture talks about someone in different places so if we only read one part, we may not be truly understanding the full meaning or relevance of the events taking place with them.
    • Take notes on anything you want to come back to, remember, or look further into later.  This is made so much easier with Bible journaling!
  3. Pray for understanding of what you’ve studied.
  4. Meditate and ponder what you’ve learned, explore it in your mind so that you can go back to it and reach a new level of understanding.
  5. Re-read or go to the next section and repeat!

Do you have any study or journaling tips?

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Originally posted 2016-12-02 07:36:45.

A NICU Journey #PrayForLittleMiss

#PrayForLittleMiss
#PrayForLittleMiss

For a little over four months now, our baby has been in the NICU. It’s the hardest journey I’ve ever been on. Every day is a constant roller coaster, and frankly I am not a fan of roller coasters in the first place. Constantly my emotions go up and down. Pain is an ever present pressing feeling in my heart. People tell me I’m strong, that they admire me for the strength I have. I don’t think they fully understand and I’m thankful most can’t as I’d rather no one have to go through this journey.
What I am sustaining with is not anything near strength. It’s the strongest love I have ever felt. It’s helplessness. It’s a circle of handing it to God then taking it back, only to be reminded I can’t handle it and hand it over again. In these four months I have prayed, cried, pushed away, begged and thanked God for every up and down we’ve had. I know He has her in His ever loving hands and deep down I know He is going to take better care of her than I ever could as He heals her. My pain doesn’t subside. My heart aches for her, for me and for my family. Always.
One day, the story of our journey with Little Miss will be used as a tool to show God’s mercy and love even in times saturated with darkness and storms. He has been merciful and loving, He has strategically placed amazing people around me that lift me up and help me each day. He has strengthened our marriage and has shown us the depths of love, marriage and parenthood. I am thankful for these things. Thankful He has cleared out some of the ‘trash’ in our lives, thankful He has taken this time to help form the people we need to be in Him.
I am also tired. Not just physically but emotionally. My spirit cries out to Him daily. Each day I pray with my daughter, I want her to know how to pray and that He is always there. Especially since our natural tendency is to doubt and run from Him. I pray she will be healed, that she will be a living testimony to His glory. At the end of the day, it’s about Him. Even though the mommy in me wants it to be about my beautiful baby, wants her healed in MY time, on MY terms.
I’m learning though, to submit to God. To understand that I don’t need to understand. Yeah, wrap your mind around that. An incredibly wise woman recently told me that in the moments where I feel like He isn’t hearing my prayers or I’m too broken to pray that I need to remember that many others are praying and even if I doubt He hears me, He hears them. I hope you’ll pray for Little Miss with me.

You can find pictures and such using the hashtag #PrayForLittleMiss  I appreciate your comments and support.  May God Bless you and Keep you.

Originally posted 2015-04-27 20:22:51.