My Weekly Bible Journaling #10


Hello friends!

This was a quiet week due to illness being passed around and around and around at our house. Now we have one with a  stomach virus. Praying he gets well and that he is the only one infected.

Update – Late last night my husband took our son to the hospital and they found he has appendicitis. Please pray for him.

Here are the pages I completed this week:


The background of this page is made using four different brand colored pencils that I blended with Gamsol. I wanted to try them out and see which ones worked better. I am happy to report that they all blended well.  They really give this page a soft look and I love all of the blues!


Earlier this week I saw that Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps challenge. So I pulled out my new stamps that I haven’t used yet and came up with this. Hubby and the kids loved it and I am so pleased to be stamping in my Bible!

If you are looking for beautiful Scripture rubber stamps you should really check them out! I have been a customer for years and I am always pleased with each of the stamps I have purchased.


This verse really made me think this week:

How many times do we complain about how hard our lives are? Do we ever think about how that makes God feel? While whatever we are going through might be hard and we are struggling, we should always remember that God blesses us each day. We need to thank Him for those big and small blessings.


This page is my entry for this week’s The Message Canvas Bible Giveaway. I played around with the picture on my phone and I thought that this was a fun layout.

Just go to this website to learn more: #ColorTheCanvasBible #TheMessageCanvas

In case you missed it this week I reviewed Uchida 24 Piece Colorin Watercolor Pencil Set and showed how they can be used in your Bible. I hope it helps give you some ideas…


If you have any questions or suggestions about my Bible Journaling please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know!

I hope you enjoy this journey with me this year. If you want to join in leave me a link to  where you have your Bible Journaling pages and I will be happy to check them out and leave them some love!

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I was mentioned on Crystal Twaddell’s Blog this week!

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Supplies I used this week are listed below:


Review: Uchida 24 Piece Colorin Watercolor Pencil Set


Uchida 24 Piece Colorin Watercolor Pencil Set

Purchased from Amazon


  • Perfect for the adult Coloring books
  • Color in with a pencil and then use Colorin blender marker or a wet brush to give it a watercolor effect
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Marvy Uchida Colorin watercolor pencils are perfect for your Coloring book needs. Color in with a pencil and then use Colorin blender marker, item 1122ci-c, or a wet brush to give it a watercolor effect. Colors include: black, red, Blue, green, Yellow, brown, orange, Purple, pink, light Blue, Pale orange, Yellow green, Emerald green, Blue green, cobalt green, chrome Yellow, vermillion, bright red Purple, Lilac, Prussian Blue, Magenta, Reddish brown, khaki and Gray


I have been meaning to do some watercoloring in my Bible using watercolored pencils. I have seen them demonstrated before and I thought they would work for me. I picked up this set by Marvy UCHIDA and I liked that they were an affordable price for 24 pencils.



They arrived sharpened and not one of them broken.

they have a nice weight to them and are comfortable to use.


They are not numbered or named.


The above picture is what it looks like when you color with these pencils. I wanted to keep it light and so I did not put down too much color.

Below is what happened when I used a water brush to blend the colors and give it that watercolor look I was looking for. So pleased with how well these pencils worked! As you can see these are not regular colored pencils.


I hope that helps answer some of the questions you might have about these watercolor pencils. If I missed anything please feel free to ask!

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One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart. Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk. Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

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“You see him again, you head the other direction. He’s into some bad shit. I don’t want you around him.” “Uh . . . okay.” What in the hell had I just stumbled into? Jess sensed my unease. “Don’t stress about it. Just want you to be careful, okay? Word gets around town that we’re dating, he’ll know folks will be looking out for you and he’ll back off. It’s not about you. He’s just trying to get to me.” I was more than a little nervous that someone into “bad shit” was interested in using me to piss off Jess. But on top of that, I was now freaked that Jess thought we were dating. Even though we’d had a nice dinner, I hadn’t decided if I even liked him yet. “Okay. I’ll avoid Wes. No problem. But one thing . . . I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t tell people we’re an item. It was nice of you to take me to dinner and I had a good time, but I don’t think we’ll be dating.” “Do you find me attractive?” “Uh . . .” “I thought so,” he said. “Already told you tonight you were beautiful. So since we’ve got some major fucking chemistry and we get along, how about we cut the bullshit and see where this goes?” I took a moment to collect my thoughts and formulate a response. “Physical attraction is not a great foundation for a relationship. Again, thank you for dinner. But with the exception of tonight, so far you have spent more time insulting me than treating me nicely. Surely you can understand why I don’t think we’d be a good pair. Let’s call it quits after you drop me off.” “I apologized and I meant it. I was an asshole this week. Now fucking get over it.” “Are you trying to piss me off, Sheriff?” I said. “I don’t like your tone. You don’t get to order me around and make the decision we’re dating without my agreement. That’s absurd. It doesn’t work like that.” “It does. And we are. Exclusively, Georgia,” he said, glancing over at me as he stressed his last point. “Wait a minute. Let me get this straight,” I said, the hold on my temper loosening. “Not only did you just ignore me but you also felt the need to emphasize that our nonexistent relationship is exclusive. Something that if you knew me at all, you would never have had to emphasize because in any relationship, I have never been nor will ever be a cheater.” Jess pulled in a deep breath and let it out slowly. “Not saying you’re a cheater. Jesus, Georgia, relax. Just saying we’re exclusively together. Don’t want people around town thinking we’re just friends or we’re just fooling around. We’re gonna see where this goes.” “We’ve had one kind-of date, Jess. And I wouldn’t call us friends.” “Because we’re not just friends.” “I’m not dating you. I don’t even like you. Find someone else to keep you company at the café.” “You like me. Can see it in your eyes when you look at me.” “Physically, yes. But personally, you’re a jackass.” He yanked the truck to the side of the road. “What are you—” I started but Jess reached across the cab, grabbed me at the back of the neck and slammed his mouth down on mine. I wanted to protest, I really did. To push him away and assert myself so he knew that he couldn’t just dazzle me with his looks and muddle me with his kisses. But he totally could.

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Not every monster has claws—not every beauty is kind. Born a princess, raised to be queen, but living as a servant, Avalyn never realized she would pay the price for her father’s mistakes. Now Avalyn is living in a castle not her own, a slave to an evil witch who wants revenge on the man who betrayed her trust and ruined her. For Avalyn, her real punishment has yet to begin. She will be cursed to work for the witch for the next one hundred years unless true love can find its way into the castle and into her heart. Now the princess’s freedom rests in the hands of a lowly thief who cares only for himself. Author Konstanz Silverbow

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn’t stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion. During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle.” Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!  

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Title:   Emerge Beyond Circles
Author:   John Geers
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Genre:  Fantasy
Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin.
Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.”
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She patted the volume with the wood cut flower on the cover. “These rules, they put us at ease. The fences they built are too safe. Love constrained by rules is not love. Love is caribou in stampede, Salix in full summer whip. It is frost on a wisp of caribou moss. Love is as dark as Siberian winter and as rugged as Ural peaks. Consider the orbit of our star in the heavens, how dare we contrive rules to direct the path. The Kara Sea knows love. Waves batter and smash and settle to a tickle and are whipped to batter again, their cycle of passion is eternal. These are love. Can we apply rules to these? Are we not revealed as fools if we try? Draconis, we are revealed as fools! The time has come to put aside childish ways and deliver love to humanity.”
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John Geers drew inspiration to begin Emerge Beyond Circles from a dream he experienced.
Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete the first book in the Eternal Coven Series.
John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal. He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall.
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