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Journaling Through The Bible in 2018 – Week 7 {Link Up}

I am reading and journaling chronologically through the Bible in 2018. Each Sunday I will post one of my journaling pages and thoughts from that week’s reading. There are several ways for you to participate see below for details!

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

 

The Reading:

I have to admit, it has been a crazy busy week and I am a bit behind on my reading. I hope to double up a couple days at the beginning of next week and get caught up. I’m still reading about all of the plans and designs for the temple. I really love this section and wish I could slow down and really visualize it.

 

 

The Journaling:

As I mentioned above, I have been crazy busy this week. As a result, this is the first week this year I did not manage to get any journaling done. It is a shame since there is so much in the reading that would make a great focus for journaling. If you read this series last year you will know that there are occasionally weeks I don’t manage to do my own journaling but I still make this post so that you can link up yours (and because I think authenticity is important and want you to know I am a real, imperfect person).

 

Scripture Writing:

Part of my study this year includes writing out scriptures on certain subjects. They are women and marriage; children, family, and behavior; and feelings and the character of God. I keep these in three different sections of a multi-subject notebook. I share the scriptures I find in the facebook group, join me there to follow along!

 

Your Turn:

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

There are many ways you can participate in my reading and journaling through the Bible challenge this year:

*Follow the board then send me a message with your Pinterest profile and ask me to add you as a contributor*

 

Also be sure to check out the great posts from last week over at Peabea Scribbles, Paulette’s Papers, and Mom’s Quest to Teach!

 

Linkup:

Are you reading and/or journaling through the Bible this year? OR do you have a blog post about Bible journaling? Join my link up by linking up your post about reading through the Bible in 2017 or any post about Bible journaling.

 

Linky Rules:

  • Link up any post from your blog relating to Bible Reading OR Bible Journaling (this includes posts with ideas that can be used for Bible Journaling).
  • Please do not link a post you have previously linked in the Journaling Through The Bible linkup.
  • If you link up you are giving me permission to use an image from your post in next week’s linkup post if I choose to feature your entry.
  • Please copy and paste the linkup button code in your blog post or sidebar so others know about this linkup.
  • Please visit other’s posts!

 

Kids, Crunch, and Christ Journal Through The Bible



 

Update:

As a parent, it can be really hard to know what activities to do and what to skip, how much is too much and how much is enough. That is where I’m at right now. My family has some things we need to work on and we are evaluating our outside commitments. It is amazing how hard that can be. I am also still evaluating and praying about the direction I want to take this blog. I know this weekly linkup is an important part of it but I’m feeling a bit scattered as to what else to include, which is why you haven’t seen much other content lately. That said I do have a few other things to post this week! If you enjoy this series please consider joining our Facebook group as well (link above), also I have a book club for moms going on as well. We are reading each book over a 2 month period and they are all related to motherhood, marriage, or Biblical womanhood in some way. I would love for you to join me!

 

 

This post is linked up to Scripture and a Snapshot at Glimpses of Our Life and Sunday Scripture Blessings at Peabea ScribblesInspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, and the weekly Homeschool Review Crew Linkup
Scripture and Snapshot                                                 

 

Journaling Through The Bible in 2018 – Week 6 {Link Up}

I am reading and journaling chronologically through the Bible in 2018. Each Sunday I will post one of my journaling pages and thoughts from that week’s reading. There are several ways for you to participate; see below for details!

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

 

The Reading:

Much of this week’s reading was about building the tabernacle. I love this part. I am in awe of how God planned out and communicated every little detail. He cared about the beauty and workmanship of the sacred place built for Him. This shows a lot about God’s character and personality; He is creative, He is intentional, He cares about order, He values beauty and excellence. I would love to find a resource that somehow visually lays out all of the details of the tabernacle as best we can decipher. I’ve seen a kit to build a model, perhaps someone has created a coloring book with images. I’m a visual learner and I think something like that where I can see and experience it hands on would really solidify these passages and maybe even shed light on things I’ve missed. I did a Bible study on it once and that was awesome but it has been a while. Let me know if you know of a great study resource on this topic!

 

 

The Journaling:

It has been a busy week (again) and I’ve been pretty tired so I went with one of the included coloring pages in my Bible. I don’t know if I’m thrilled with how it turned out. My gelatos weren’t cooperating (or maybe I just need more practice) and I bent the pages. A thought occurred to me as I was trying to decide what the perfect colors for this page would be….I won’t know until I try something exactly how it will look or if I will like it. Any sort of artistic pursuit takes practice, trial and error, and experience with your materials to improve. I can’t expect to make all my journaling perfect or I won’t ever expand and improve my skills. I just have to try and learn. Which, of course, all goes back to the fact that this is really about the experience and process, not the product!

 

I do plan to watch more of the Bible Journaling Ministries classes and hopefully glean some new ideas and techniques from that to try soon!

 

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

What I used for this entry:

Pentel Slicci Pens
Pilot G – 2 Gel Pens
Gelato Set
Sargent Art Watercolor Pencils
in the One Year Chronological Expressions Bible

 

Scripture Writing:

Part of my study this year includes writing out scriptures on certain subjects. They are women and marriage; children, family, and behavior; and feelings and the character of God. I keep these in three different sections of a multi-subject notebook. I share the scriptures I find in the facebook group, join me there to follow along!

 

Your Turn:

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

There are many ways you can participate in my reading and journaling through the Bible challenge this year:

*Follow the board then send me a message with your Pinterest profile and ask me to add you as a contributor*

 

Make sure you also check out the post from A Mom’s Quest to Teach where she shares her journaling and thoughts about Job from last week.

 

Linkup:

Are you reading and/or journaling through the Bible this year? OR do you have a blog post about Bible journaling? Join my link up by linking up your post about reading through the Bible in 2017 or any post about Bible journaling.

 

Linky Rules:

  • Link up any post from your blog relating to Bible Reading OR Bible Journaling (this includes posts with ideas that can be used for Bible Journaling).
  • Please do not link a post you have previously linked in the Journaling Through The Bible linkup.
  • If you link up you are giving me permission to use an image from your post in next week’s linkup post if I choose to feature your entry.
  • Please copy and paste the linkup button code in your blog post or sidebar so others know about this linkup.
  • Please visit other’s posts!

 

Kids, Crunch, and Christ Journal Through The Bible



 

Update:

Well, so far February has not been a slower month like I thought it would. Perhaps the second half of February will give us a bit of a break! Or maybe March. Or maybe I just need to accept the fact that the season of life I’m in, with five busy small children, a soldier hubby, a volunteer ministry, and a small hobby farm, is just going to always be busy!! I do think I’m finding more balance in my life and am at least starting to feel like we are getting into a much-needed rhythm in our days and weeks.

 

 

This post is linked up to Scripture and a Snapshot at Glimpses of Our Life and Sunday Scripture Blessings at Peabea ScribblesInspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, and the weekly Homeschool Review Crew Linkup
Scripture and Snapshot                                                 

 

Journaling Through The Bible in 2018 – Week 5 {Link Up}

I am reading and journaling chronologically through the Bible in 2018. Each Sunday I will post one of my journaling pages and thoughts from that week’s reading. There are several ways for you to participate see below for details!

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

 

The Reading:

I finished up Job this week and started Exodus! As I’ve mentioned before, I find Job a challenging book but I love when I finally get to the point where God speaks. While He does scold Job a bit he really tells off Job’s friends for their arrogance then he restores Job’s status, health, and wealth to even greater than what it was before. This is such a great picture of the fact that while we may suffer for a time God is faithful to make it right (even if that doesn’t happen until we get to Heaven).

Exodus is full of familiar stories but I generally find something new to ponder in its chapters. I was out of town when I got to Exodus this week and forgot my journaling Bible. Luckily I had the schedule posted in the Facebook Group and was able to use my Bible app to keep up. God called Moses to a position that he was not qualified for and Moses knew it, as evidenced by his exhaustive efforts to argue his way out of it! I believe God calls those who do not appear qualified on the outside so that there is no doubt it is HIS power working through that individual and not something that individual is doing alone. At least I know this is true in my own life.

 

 

The Journaling:

I kept it simple this week, in part due to the fact that my time was even more limited than normal. I think this simple phrase sums up a good bit of this week’s reading and is very appropriate. My hand lettering needs some work but I’m committed to keep trying and showing you what I’ve done in all its imperfection!

 

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

What I used for this entry:

Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip Markers
in the One Year Chronological Expressions Bible

 

Scripture Writing:

Part of my study this year includes writing out scriptures on certain subjects. They are women and marriage; children, family, and behavior; and feelings and the character of God. I keep these in three different sections of a multi-subject notebook. I share the scriptures I find in the facebook group, join me there to follow along!

 

Your Turn:

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

There are many ways you can participate in my reading and journaling through the Bible challenge this year:

*Follow the board then send me a message with your Pinterest profile and ask me to add you as a contributor*

 

 

Linkup:

Are you reading and/or journaling through the Bible this year? OR do you have a blog post about Bible journaling? Join my link up by linking up your post about reading through the Bible in 2017 or any post about Bible journaling.

 

Linky Rules:

  • Link up any post from your blog relating to Bible Reading OR Bible Journaling (this includes posts with ideas that can be used for Bible Journaling).
  • Please do not link a post you have previously linked in the Journaling Through The Bible linkup.
  • If you link up you are giving me permission to use an image from your post in next week’s linkup post if I choose to feature your entry.
  • Please copy and paste the linkup button code in your blog post or sidebar so others know about this linkup.
  • Please visit other’s posts!

 

Kids, Crunch, and Christ Journal Through The Bible



 

 

Update:

I spent three days this week at a planning meeting for our region’s Operation Christmas Child Area Coordinators. I am continually impressed with the organization’s dedication not only to distributing shoeboxes but to caring for its volunteers and equipping volunteer leaders to serve their area team as well as participating churches, organizations, and individuals. I’ve said it many times, this is by far the best organization I have ever volunteered for (and I’ve volunteered for quite a few). It was also just lovely to spend a few days surrounded by people with the same calling and passion. I was both exhausted and refreshed when I got home!

 

 

This post is linked up to Scripture and a Snapshot at Glimpses of Our Life and Sunday Scripture Blessings at Peabea ScribblesInspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, and the weekly Homeschool Review Crew Linkup
Scripture and Snapshot                                                 

 

Journaling Through The Bible in 2018 – Week 4 {Link Up}

I am reading and journaling chronologically through the Bible in 2018. Each Sunday I will post one of my journaling pages and thoughts from that week’s reading. There are several ways for you to participate see below for details!

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

 

The Reading:

Still in Job. I’m trying to read and ponder but I’m not doing a great job! His friends make me think of the saying “with friends like that who needs enemies.” It seems they are basically arguing about whether or not suffering only happens to those who do evil. Of course, God will step in and set them all straight in a few chapters but I’m ready to be done with Job and move on. I really should do an in-depth study of this book some time to gain a better appreciation.

 

 

The Journaling:

This week was rough for us. We are working on getting the baby to sleep through the night but we are still at the point of not getting much sleep. My brain on little sleep isn’t very creative so I took advantage of this page to color and kept it simple. I did get the chance to watch a couple of the Bible Journaling Ministry course videos and they are good, definitely worth your time to check out their free beginner course if you are new to Bible Journaling.

 

 

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

What I used for this entry:

Pentel Slicci Metalic Pens
Pilot G – 2 Gel Pens
in the One Year Chronological Expressions Bible

 

Scripture Writing:

Part of my study this year includes writing out scriptures on certain subjects. They are women and marriage; children, family, and behavior; and feelings and the character of God. I keep these in three different sections of a multi-subject notebook. I share the scriptures I find in the facebook group, join me there to follow along!

 

Your Turn:

I am reading and journaling through the entire Bible in Chronological order in 2018, join me for this Bible reading and journaling Challenge!

 

There are many ways you can participate in my reading and journaling through the Bible challenge this year:

*Follow the board then send me a message with your Pinterest profile and ask me to add you as a contributor*

 

While you are at it, check out last week’s Bible Journaling link up too!

 

Linkup:

Are you reading and/or journaling through the Bible this year? OR do you have a blog post about Bible journaling? Join my link up by linking up your post about reading through the Bible in 2017 or any post about Bible journaling.

 

Linky Rules:

  • Link up any post from your blog relating to Bible Reading OR Bible Journaling (this includes posts with ideas that can be used for Bible Journaling).
  • Please do not link a post you have previously linked in the Journaling Through The Bible linkup.
  • If you link up you are giving me permission to use an image from your post in next week’s linkup post if I choose to feature your entry.
  • Please copy and paste the linkup button code in your blog post or sidebar so others know about this linkup.
  • Please visit other’s posts!

 

Kids, Crunch, and Christ Journal Through The Bible



 

Update:

I don’t have much to update today. I mentioned earlier we are all functioning on very little sleep trying to get the baby to sleep in his crib through the night without needing a snack. I think (hope) we are almost over the hump! Next week will be very busy and my journaling post might go up a bit later next Sunday than usual. I have also been brainstorming and praying about what direction I want to take this blog and am going to attempt to bring more clarity and intention to what I am doing here. You will probably see some changes over the next few months but I plan to keep this series going!

 

 

This post is linked up to Scripture and a Snapshot at Glimpses of Our Life and Sunday Scripture Blessings at Peabea ScribblesInspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, and the weekly Homeschool Review Crew Linkup
Scripture and Snapshot