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My Weekly Bible Journaling #44 – Psalms

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Happy New Years Eve!

I cannot believe that this is the last Sunday… the last day of 2017. This past year has been a year full of Blessings and challenges. I am so thankful for all I have learned and I am looking forward to seeing what He will teach me this coming year.

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers for my son. We did get the results back, some of it we were not expecting. We have since found out that his issues might have been inherited and a few more of my children may also be affected.

I hope you have a fun but safe day today and tomorrow. May God Bless us all this coming year!

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Here is what I have read and journaled in my Beautiful Word Coloring Bible these past few weeks:

No matter where you are, no matter what you are going through - God is there and He is in control!

When I consider your heavens,  the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,  which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,  human beings that you care for them? - Psalm 8:3-4 
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No matter where you are, no matter what you are going through – God is there and He is in control!

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?                          – Psalm 8:3-4

This has been a busy week. I know that He is in control of my path and I just need to put my faith in Him and His perfect plan. I know this coming year will be an interesting one.

You make known to me the path of life;  you will fill me with joy in your presence,  with eternal pleasures at your right hand. - Psalm 16:11 
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This has been a busy week. I know that He is in control of my path and I just need to put my faith in Him and His perfect plan. I know this coming year will be an interesting one.

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.     – Psalm 16:11

These two verses stood out for me today:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;  my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation, my stronghold.  I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,  and I have been saved from my enemies. - Psalm 18:2-3 
and

It is God who arms me with strength  and keeps my way secure. - Psalm 18:32 
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These two verses stood out for me today:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. – Psalm 18:2-3

and

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. – Psalm 18:32

Don't you ever say something you shouldn't have/ didn't mean to say. Happened to me too many times this week. This is my prayer today, this week, forever... May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart  be pleasing in your sight,  Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. - Psalm 19:14

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Don’t you ever say something you shouldn’t have/ didn’t mean to say. Happened to me too many times this week. This is my prayer today, this week, forever…

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14

I finally feel better so I have been busy cleaning. I clean out my closet and the girl's closets. Have most of the Christmas decor put aways (how is it I keep finding little bits around the house?). I am off to make some tea and snuggle with my babies!

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. - Psalm 24:1

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I finally feel better so I have been busy cleaning. I clean out my closet and the girl’s closets. Have most of the Christmas decor put always (how is it I keep finding little bits around the house?). I am off to make some tea and snuggle with my babies!

The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. – Psalm 24:1

My last page for 2017. This has been an interesting year. Thankful for the Blessings and what God has taught us. I have read the Bible more this year than any other. 
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. - Psalm 23:1

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My last page for 2017. This has been an interesting year. Thankful for the Blessings and what God has taught us. I have read the Bible more this year than any other.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. – Psalm 23:1

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I feel like I spent more time in God's Word this year than I ever have before. Looking forward to spending even more time in His Word in 2018.  #best9of2017 #bestnine2017 #bible #biblejournaling

Here is my Best 9 of 2017. I feel like I spent more time in God’s Word this year than I ever have before. Looking forward to spending even more time in His Word in 2018.

 

Took the quiz and this is the word it gave me... Love

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Took the quiz and this is the word it gave me… Love

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If you have any questions about what supplies or a technique I used please feel free to ask in the comments below. I am more than happy to help!

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Review: My Merry Christmas by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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My Merry Christmas Board book

by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Author),‎ Sara Gianassi (Illustrator)

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  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
  • Padded Board book: 20 pages

What is Christmas? 
Is it twinkling lights? Angels? Stars? This rhyming story by Sally Lloyd-Jones (the best-selling author of The Jesus Storybook Bible) helps children relate favorite holiday symbols to the true story of Christmas—the night Jesus was born.

 

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Everyone who knows me knows I love to read. This love is something I have tried to pass down to my children. Sometimes it is hard to find books that my kids enjoy and that my husband and I think will help them as they grow.

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This is a short book and it really held my 3 year olds attention. She seemed to understand the story and has quoted it back to me a few times. I think she really enjoys that it rhymes. It is beautifully illustrated, each page is a delight to look at. The pictures really help with explaining the symbols of Christmas and how it leads us to the reason we celebrate – Jesus’ birth.

This is a book I know we will reread throughout the year and especially every Christmas season.

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My beautiful model and I would like to thank Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book. The opinions and impressions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 3 (Everything Else)

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Part 1 has what Bibles, Page Prep Supplies and pens/ markers I recommend:

My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 1

Part 2 covers colored pencils, acrylic paint, and watercolors:

My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 2 (Let’s Add Some Color!)

And today we are looking at Everything Else! Storage, miscellaneous supplies, and paint brushes. Lets get started…

Storage:

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These are two pencil holders I use:

160 Slots Pencil Case Pen Bag for Coloured Pencils (Purple)

and

What I Use to Hold My Colored Pencils: Global Art Canvas 120 Pencil Case Black

I don’t think I could live without my cart!

3 Tier Rolling Cart Metal Utility Cart

I use these to store washi tape, pens, markers and so much more!

Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Square Layer Storage Container

Paint and Coloring Supplies:

Just a few more goodies I use…

Watercolor Sponges

I have 4 of these and I love them!

English Glazed White Porcelain Flower Palette

I just got one and I love it! It makes a wonderful palette.

Enamel Butcher Tray

I use these cuties to jeep my paint brushes off my table when they are wet.

Cute Panda Ceramic Ware Chopsticks Stand Rest Rack

I prefer manual pencil sharpeners to electric ones.

Grip Trio Pencil Sharpener

Gamsol and Colored Pencils: How to Use Them and Why

This is a must have set if you are using Gamsol with colored pencils.

15 Pieces Blending Stumps And Tortillions Set

Great for clean up and to use with applying acrylic pain and gelatos to your page!

Amazon Elements Baby Wipes

9pcs Round Pointed Tip Pony Hair Artists Filbert Paintbrushes

Susan Louise Moyer Basic Silk Painting Watercolor Set

Other paint brushes I use:

Black Velvet Watercolor Short Handle Brush Set

Professional Detail Paint Brushes Set

Select Wave Synthetic Brush Oval Mop

Professional Watercolor Brushes

12 Pieces Artist Paint Brushes

And The Rest…

In case you are wondering… this is the desk I have. I love it! I didn’t take a picture of it cause it is really messy.

Split Level Drafting Table

These lights give me the right kind of lighting!

OttLite SlimLine Task Lamp

 

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Hmmm…. Did I forget anything? Is there something on your must have list that I don’t use? Do you have any question about these products? Want to know more about how I use them? Please feel free to ask any question in the comments. To see these and more products that I recommend just click on the box below:

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My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 2 (Let’s Add Some Color!)

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Check out Part 1 and see what Bibles, Page Prep Supplies and pens/ markers I recommend:

My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 1

Today is Part 2:

Let’s Add Some Color!

I am going to show you what I use to add some color to the pages of my Bibles.

Colored Pencils

Colored pencils are a great supply to use when you first get started journaling or even when you have been doing it for years. Here is what I love to use:

This is a review I did about these fun and cheap colored pencils:

Bible Journaling with Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils

Here is my review on what I call my go-to colored pencils:

Marco Raffine 48-color Fine Art Colored Pencils

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I also use and recommend:

Marco Renior 72-count Oil Based Colored Pencils

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These are wonderful pencils to use:

Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing, Art, Colorsoft, 72-Pack

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LYRA Rembrandt Polycolor Art Pencils Set

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Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120

Here are a few more I reviewed and use all the time:

1. Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack

2. Premium Colored Pencils (SET OF 72) Soft Core

3. SiVO Vivid Colour Pencils Box Set of 36

4. SUDEE STILE Colored Pencils 120 Unique Colors

    5. Thornton’s Art Supply Premier Premium 150-Piece Artist Pencils Set

6. Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 150-Count

 

 

Acrylic Paint

I don’t use a lot of acrylic paint but when I do I find these work great!

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 2-Ounce

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece Set

 

Watercolor –

Paint / Pencils/ Crayons…

I use all kinds of watercolors in my Bible. Here are some of my favorites that I have reviewed and that I use:

Pelikan Opaque Watercolor Paint Set, 24 Colors Plus Chinese White Tube (720862)

Pelikan Opaque Watercolor Paint Set, 24 Colors Plus Chinese White Tube

 

Set of 12 Semi Moist Collegiate Metallic Watercolor

Kuretake Picture Letter Gansai Tanbi

Komorebi Japanese Watercolor Paint Set

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I am in love with these!!

How to Use Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in Your Bible

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Staedtler 24CT Triangular Water Colored Pencils

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Uchida 24 Piece Coloring Watercolor Pencil Set

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Fantasia Premium Watercolor Pencil Set

I am new to using these and find they work best with baby wipes.

Faber-Castell Gelatos

Jane Davenport Mixed Media Petite Palette

Caran d’Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels

Just a few more that I like:

1. Bianyo Watercolor Paint kit Travel Pocket Set of 36

2. Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY & PEARL Colors Set

3. AQUAnaut WaterColors – 24 Color Half-pans

4. Peerless Watercolor Complete Edition Book

5. Mica Pigment Rich Pearl Watercolor Paint

6. Pearlescent Watercolor Paint Cakes

7. Pelikan Transparent Watercolor Paint Set

8. Prima Marketing Watercolor Pencils

9. Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections

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Do you have any question about these products? Want to know more about how I use them? Please feel free to ask in the comments.

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My Favorite Bible Journaling Supplies–Part 1

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If you are like me then you got a few gift cards from friends and family. I actually love gift cards but I have this need to spend them as soon as I can. So I thought that for the next few days I would give you some ideas of different Bible Journaling supplies that I have used this past year that I feel are must haves (at least they are for me).

All links will take you to Amazon.com. I have to admit – I am a prime member and I purchase at least 95% of my supplies from them. Some of my Bible (and coloring books) I have bought from Christianbook.com.

BIBLES

I want to start with what I think the most important supply everyone needs (whether or not they Bible Journal) and that is a Bible.

This is the Bible I use:

Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

I am not sure why I first picked up this Bible but is is the one I have worked in this past year. I am enjoying the illustrations and love creating little bits of art with them when I am journaling. This coming year I should completely finish reading through and journaling in this Bible. For those of you that like a larger print Bible they have one of these:

Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather

The same as the one I am using only larger words and illustrations. I actually wish they had come out with this one first because I would have use it instead. I love this cover!

Now here are some Bibles that my Hubby and kids gave me. I am trying to decide which one to start using later this year:

Inspire PRAISE Bible NLT

or

The Promises of God Creative Journaling Bible

or

The Personal Reflections KJV Bible

or

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KJV My Promise Bible, Silky Butterfly

 

Question: What Bible are you using or planning on using? Is there a Bible you recommend?

PAGE PREP SUPPLIES

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Earlier this year I talked about what I used to prep my Bible pages and why. If you want to learn more about Gesso you can check it out HERE.

Now I love both of these gessoes. I use them both, they are always sitting on my desk.I like how they make my paper feel and I love that they prevent my inks and paints from showing through onto the back of the paper.

Ranger MDM46424 Dina Wakley Media Gesso 4oz Jar, Clear

Dina Wakley Media Gesso

and

Prima Marketing Art Basics Gesso

 

Lately I have been using these palette knives to spread the gesso onto my paper. Easy to use and to clean up, I like them better then using a gift card.

5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set

 

I use two different things under my Bible pages to protect the pages underneath. This is one of them:

Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith You Rule Journaling Bible Mat

 

These Teflon Sheets are awesome. I cut them to fit my pages so that there is about an inch all around the page. They catch any run off . I can write perfectly when they are under my page. They are easy to clean up. It doesn’t matter if it is paint or gesso, I use a baby wipe to keep it clean.

6-Pack Teflon Sheet

 

After I put the gesso on I like to quickly dry them with this craft dryer:

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

 

LET’S WRITE!

I hate my handwriting but when I write in my Bible I use these pens and markers:

 

I love these gel pans and they take forever to use up! I have had this set for over a year and they are still going strong. None of them have dried up or anything.

LolliZ 70 Gel Pens Tray Set

 

Illustrated Faith – Precision Bible Pen – Value Pack

 

These are the best white pens ever!  I have never had an issue with them, and I love how they look on my Bible pages.

Signo Broad Point Gel Pen – White

 

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers

 

A FEW THINGS I DON’T USE:

1. Books of the Bible Tabs – They get in my way and I have seen where they tear up the pages of your Bible and I don’t want that to happen to mine.

2. Mod Podge – This is a glue like product and is supposed to be used as a sealer not a base on paper. I have seen and heard horror stories about people who use it only to find it completely ruined and glues their Bibles shut. It is not worth it! 

 

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Merry Christmas!

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I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope that you have a lovely day no matter what you do! Bless You All!

 

The Birth of Jesus

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)

3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,

7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,

18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2:1-20 (NIV)

 

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