I recently ran across a group of folks online who are doing art journaling in their Bibles, which intrigued me as a cool intersection of art and spirituality grounded in the solid foundation of the Word of God. I dug out a journaling Bible I used a number of years ago and had a go at it recently. Someone important to me had forgotten an appointment with me, and I badly needed the assurance that God would never forget about me or stand me up, that I am always in his thoughts and surrounded by his love.
The journaling Bible has wide margins for note taking, so I have space to play without obscuring the words of Scripture, which is important to me. On the other hand, the type size in this Bible is really tiny, which is why I stopped using it a couple years ago. I’m not sure if I’ll make a regular practice of journaling in my Bible; Scripture already finds its way into my other art journals pretty often, and that may serve the purpose well enough for me. But it was fun to give this a go, and this will always be a good reminder of the faithfulness of my Savior.