Here is a new set of journaling cards for you to use in your Bible — or anywhere. They are free to download right now, but they’ll move to my Digi Doodads site tomorrow soon.
How do you use them, you ask. Many of you have had this question. I’m going to be making some videos, but here’s one way I use them:
Print out the cards onto inexpensive cardstock – you can also do plain printer paper, but the cardstock holds up longer, especially if you are going to doodle or draw on it. 😉 Cut each one out with scissors. (I have a guillotine cutter that makes it even easier, if you have one try it).
Keep the card(s) handy as you study your Bible. You might want to set a certain goal, like to find and study 10 favorite verses. Or maybe you’re in Proverbs this month, or maybe you have a certain topic or word study going. When you’re doing your regular study and you feel that a verse jumps out at you, stop and study on that for a bit. Try to hear what the Spirit is telling you.
Once you have it clear in your mind, select a card. You can either copy the verse, illustrate it, or both! You can use both sides; and these are called JOURNALING cards, so you might simply mark the verse in your Bible as usual and journal about it on the card. You may even want to jot the date down along with the inspiration you received.
To keep the cards on the right page, I recommend using washi tape. You can tape it right inside the Bible where it won’t be in the way and you won’t lose it. Washi tape won’t tear your pages if you decide to re-position it later.
In just a few minutes, there will be a new section on my site called “Freebies.” I’m ridiculously excited to be offering them. I think I had free downloads before, when the site was hosted elsewhere. Then I moved it and somehow lost the files, along with some images (that is why, if you dig farther back, some are missing).
ANYWAY. The files are:
A set of 4 bible verses you can print out and use or give away. (You can print them over and over — so do both! *smiles)
And a set of 4 bookmarks, 2 with lines for writing and 2 with no lines.
Hint: The bookmarks are just exactly the width of a 2-inch Bible margin — so use them for Bibling! Squeeee!
*Bibling: Bible Journaling, but where it is about the Bible. Not about art, coloring, etc.
This is something I have been wanting to do with you FOREVER and now I’m finally starting. It feels so good. I had 30,000 vsiitors to my blog last year. Thirty thousand.
That’s as much as some of you get in a day, I know. But imagine how many people we can reach if we really try? Right?
So I hope you are with me on this journey, and please DO enjoy the cards and bookmarks.