How Art and Life Meet in the Bible to Honor God

Peggy Thibodeau began making art in her Bible back in 2016. Her style is to pull out a sentence or phrase from the Word of God and to letter that in the margin, along with art that often reflects a connection to her life. People she knows, places she has been, or things she loves grace the pages of her Bible, often with bright colors that catch the eye and connect you to the message recorded there.

Peggy says that she "is passionate about the Bible because it changed my life." Her main mission as a Bible journaler is to honor God through creative expression in response to His Word. It is her habit to do this by sharing devotional thoughts from her time of reflection - how God's Word speaks to a particular situation, brings forth a memory of God's goodness or provision, or assures us of a His promised love and grace.

Here is a peek into the pages of her Bible, along with some "story" in Peggy's own words:

Isaiah 43:19

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 p