Image Style Bible Journaling

What would a photo show to illustrate a margin in a Bible? Thinking about a snapshot to reinforce a section of Scripture helps to cement that for us to remember. Images can be traced or drawn free-hand. They can also be mixed with typography- words. There are a multitude of artist renderings from "in the margins" to full page drawings. Margins may be preprinted and added to a Bible. We appreciate the wide variety of  images.


FEBRUARY FEATURED ARTIST VALERIE MATYAS

Bible journaling has transformed my relationship with Scripture and my outside world.  I now seek God's Word in what I see and I see images in the passages I read.  The Bible has become very real, very alive and richly embedded in my day-to-day life.  Bible journaling has taught me to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest Scripture.

VALERIE MATYAS MATTHEW 11:28-30 For the past 6 years my family has vacationed at Camp Arcadia, in Arcadia, MI, on the shore of Lake Michigan.  We continue to return because of the real rest and peace we experience during our week's stay.  Pat Maier created a coloring book to commemorate camp and I borrowed her shoreline picture to trace in my bible.  The tracing was done at the end of our 2016 summer.  I waited until our 2017 visit to color it.  I sat outside the Inn, with the waves to my back and the sun on my skin.  It was an amazing experience.  I paired the picture with Matthew 11:28-30.

VALERIE MATYAS MATTHEW 11:28-30

For the past 6 years my family has vacationed at Camp Arcadia, in Arcadia, MI, on the shore of Lake Michigan.  We continue to return because of the real rest and peace we experience during our week's stay.  Pat Maier created a coloring book to commemorate camp and I borrowed her shoreline picture to trace in my bible.  The tracing was done at the end of our 2016 summer.  I waited until our 2017 visit to color it.  I sat outside the Inn, with the waves to my back and the sun on my skin.  It was an amazing experience.  I paired the picture with Matthew 11:28-30.

VALERIE MATYAS ROMANS 2:27 When I stumbled on Romans 2:29 in my current Bible study, I was blown away by the imagery of a circumcised heart.  What might that look like?  How would a believer's heart look different than a non-believe? I chose the crown of thorns to mark the cuts of the circumcision and revealed what is inside my heart: the body and blood of Christ, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, Christ and the saving power of baptism.

VALERIE MATYAS ROMANS 2:27

When I stumbled on Romans 2:29 in my current Bible study, I was blown away by the imagery of a circumcised heart.  What might that look like?  How would a believer's heart look different than a non-believe? I chose the crown of thorns to mark the cuts of the circumcision and revealed what is inside my heart: the body and blood of Christ, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, Christ and the saving power of baptism.

VALERIE MATYAS 1 KINGS 10:22 My six year old son receives a Ranger Rick, Jr. magazine in the mail each month.  In early 2017, one issue had a gorgeous picture of a peacock.  I couldn't get this peacock off my mind.  On a whim, I searched Biblegateway.com to see if the word peacock was found in the bible.  It sure is! Bible journaling has trained me to look at my world in the light of Scripture. 1 Kings 10:22

VALERIE MATYAS 1 KINGS 10:22

My six year old son receives a Ranger Rick, Jr. magazine in the mail each month.  In early 2017, one issue had a gorgeous picture of a peacock.  I couldn't get this peacock off my mind.  On a whim, I searched Biblegateway.com to see if the word peacock was found in the bible.  It sure is! Bible journaling has trained me to look at my world in the light of Scripture. 1 Kings 10:22

VALERIE MATYAS  JOB 37:6 My husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Anchorage, Alaska, last February, for the baptism of our niece and Goddaughter Vivian.  Of course Alaska, that time of year, is a wonderland of beautiful snow and sub-zero temperatures.  I brought my bible journal on the trip and created this entry for Job 37:6.  The snowflakes were inspired by a Winter Carnival poster my daughter's school hosted that same month.

VALERIE MATYAS  JOB 37:6

My husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Anchorage, Alaska, last February, for the baptism of our niece and Goddaughter Vivian.  Of course Alaska, that time of year, is a wonderland of beautiful snow and sub-zero temperatures.  I brought my bible journal on the trip and created this entry for Job 37:6.  The snowflakes were inspired by a Winter Carnival poster my daughter's school hosted that same month.


 

JANUARY FEATURED ARTIST  Andrea kiLpatrick

Andrea KiLpatrick  Psalm 103:12  “As far as the east is from the west…”  These are powerful words, but what I love even more are the verses right before this one, “as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love.” I chose the compass to show the extensiveness of his love and forgiveness as the lines pointing out away from each are never ending. That’s God’s amazing love for us!

Andrea KiLpatrick

 Psalm 103:12 

“As far as the east is from the west…”  These are powerful words, but what I love even more are the verses right before this one, “as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love.” I chose the compass to show the extensiveness of his love and forgiveness as the lines pointing out away from each are never ending. That’s God’s amazing love for us!

Andrea KiLpatrick John 8:12 “You are the light of the world” This verse has a special meaning for me this year especially as my school was greatly affected by the Hurricane Harvey. Our theme verse is Matthew 5:16, and our theme is “SHINE” as we let our light shine before others. Throughout the flood and storm, our school continued to be a light for the Houston area. Despite our own devastation, we have seen God’s light in the darkness.

Andrea KiLpatrick

John 8:12

“You are the light of the world” This verse has a special meaning for me this year especially as my school was greatly affected by the Hurricane Harvey. Our theme verse is Matthew 5:16, and our theme is “SHINE” as we let our light shine before others. Throughout the flood and storm, our school continued to be a light for the Houston area. Despite our own devastation, we have seen God’s light in the darkness.

Andrea KiLpatrick Matthew 21:19 “Hosanna in the highest!” Palm Sunday has always been one of my favorite Sundays to worship and recognize the beginning of Holy Week. I have many fond memories of this day as my church growing up always has Confirmation on this sacred day. Whether it was my confirmation or other church members throughout the years, I love that we celebrated the two together. The image is a great reminder of the joy and light that Jesus brought to the people.

Andrea KiLpatrick

Matthew 21:19

“Hosanna in the highest!” Palm Sunday has always been one of my favorite Sundays to worship and recognize the beginning of Holy Week. I have many fond memories of this day as my church growing up always has Confirmation on this sacred day. Whether it was my confirmation or other church members throughout the years, I love that we celebrated the two together. The image is a great reminder of the joy and light that Jesus brought to the people.


DECEMBER FEATURED ARTIST PEGGY THIBODEAU

pEGGY THIBODEAU ecc 4:3 Imagine trying to keep warm in bed before central heat! Having a warm hubby is nice. My hubby is a human furnace! But I think this concept applies to more than warmth. Having a partner in life is a blessing, especially if they follow Christ. For those that are single, widowed, or divorced, Jesus is a wonderful spouse. I have friends who brag on how he takes care of them better than an earthly husband.

pEGGY THIBODEAU ecc 4:3

Imagine trying to keep warm in bed before central heat! Having a warm hubby is nice. My hubby is a human furnace! But I think this concept applies to more than warmth. Having a partner in life is a blessing, especially if they follow Christ. For those that are single, widowed, or divorced, Jesus is a wonderful spouse. I have friends who brag on how he takes care of them better than an earthly husband.

PEGGY THIBODEAU PSALMS 91:16 In Scripture, the palm is always the date palm, stately and beautiful. It has extremely deep tap roots—called a root ball—and thus can flourish even in the desert, growing tall and living long. It is perhaps the most useful of all trees, not only producing dates, but also sugar, wine, honey, oil, resin, rope, thread, tannin, and dyestuff. Its seeds are fed to cattle and its leaves are used for roofs, fences, mats, and baskets. Its fruit is said to get sweeter as the tree grows older. May we all flourish like those date palms and produce sweeter and sweeter fruit for the Lord, even in our old age!

PEGGY THIBODEAU PSALMS 91:16

In Scripture, the palm is always the date palm, stately and beautiful. It has extremely deep tap roots—called a root ball—and thus can flourish even in the desert, growing tall and living long. It is perhaps the most useful of all trees, not only producing dates, but also sugar, wine, honey, oil, resin, rope, thread, tannin, and dyestuff. Its seeds are fed to cattle and its leaves are used for roofs, fences, mats, and baskets. Its fruit is said to get sweeter as the tree grows older. May we all flourish like those date palms and produce sweeter and sweeter fruit for the Lord, even in our old age!

peggy thibodeau  Isaiah 43:22 One Spring morning in my 15th year, my father and I were getting in the car to go to church early, as we sang in the choir together. He asked me, "Do you notice anything?" I looked around the driveway and said, "No." He said, "Look! The daffodils are starting to sprout!" He talked to me about how important it is to pay attention. When God is doing something new, we might miss it if we're not paying attention.

peggy thibodeau  Isaiah 43:22

One Spring morning in my 15th year, my father and I were getting in the car to go to church early, as we sang in the choir together. He asked me, "Do you notice anything?" I looked around the driveway and said, "No." He said, "Look! The daffodils are starting to sprout!" He talked to me about how important it is to pay attention. When God is doing something new, we might miss it if we're not paying attention.

peggy thibodeau Song of solomon 5:12 I just returned from a month long painting trip, living in my van. When I got home, this is how I felt about seeing my husband, who I missed so much.

peggy thibodeau

Song of solomon 5:12

I just returned from a month long painting trip, living in my van. When I got home, this is how I felt about seeing my husband, who I missed so much.