Journaling Through The Bible in 2018 – Week 2

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!

You may also want to check out my journaling from this week last year!


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:

This week I was in the story of Jacob. His family is just full of drama. I’ve never really understood a lot of this story, I think there are some cultural elements that I would need to be familiar with for it to really make sense. First you have Isaac and Rebekah picking favorites, then you have Esau selling his birthright for a bowl of stew (really? I hope it was good stew!). Then Rebekah is encouraging Jacob to decieve his father even though there doesn’t seem to be any other issues in their relationship.

All of this leads to a broken relationship between the brothers causing Jacob to need to flea for his life. But he doesn’t escape the drama. He is tricked into marrying the wrong sister, then ends up married to both sisters with lots of drama between them and is continually tricked and cheated by his uncle.

Amazingly once he leaves his uncle and returns home he is welcomed home by his brother. God must have intervened with Esau to result in his forgiveness toward his brother.



The Journaling:

I wanted to try out my new Slicci pens so I chose a pre-printed page with block letters to color in. The new pens are finer tipped than my Metallic Slicci pens so they feel a bit different but I really like them. They are smooth and bold. I also realized I should probably start dating my journaling.

I have discovered a new Bible Journaling resource I thought you might be interested in; Bible Journaling Ministries. They offer a free beginner class as well as paid classes, a membership, and lots of printable journaling aids. I went ahead and joined the membership because it includes access to everything they produce. I haven’t had a chance to dig too much into it yet but am really looking forward to taking the classes. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will have some art work using one of their products or classes to share with you! In the meantime check it out, the monthly membership is very affordable. (I’m not an affiliate or anything I just think it’s a great resource!)



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:

Loew-Cornell watercolor pencils
Pentel Slicci Pens
Pentel Oil Pastels
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:

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Last week we had my regular linkup participants Dani and Peabea! They are both amazing artists and you should definitely check out their work. I also want to welcome two new participants on the linkup, Annette from A Net In Time and Margaret from Creative Madness Mama! Make sure to check out all fo their posts!



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.


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The year is starting out very well for us. We are working towards our new daily routine and school routines. I’m changing up our approach to school (somthing I’ll share more about on Monday).  My OCC team is growing and I see God moving in that! I’m working on getting into a good blogging routine and have many ideas for additions and improvements to this blog I hope to work on through the year.



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
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  1. I could also never understand the picking favorites. I say to my kids “you’re my favorite 4 year old” or “you’re my favorite 2 year old daughter” but I only have one 4 year old so I am not really picking favorites. Having been part of a family where favorites caused hurt and anguish, I would never want my kids to feel that way.

    • My mom says things like that too! It works. But yes the scripture is full of why picking favorites is a bad idea!

  2. I think it is great to write out scripture. Something about pen to paper really makes the scripture stand out a bit more for me. I think it is neat that you have pre-chosen some topics for the year that you are focusing on.

    • Thank you!! Hopefully I can keep up. I’m reminding myself it is about the process not about getting it “right.”

  3. I’ve been reading about Jacob and all the events surrounding his life, too. It is hard to understand on the surface, but when you really start to consider the emotions and motives behind it all, the patriarchs are really a lot like all of us. Thank God for His mercy and grace with the human race as a whole!

    • Oh absolutely!! Pondering it definitely helps me to realize they were regular, flawed, sinful people just like me and God still used them in mighty ways!

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