Bible Art Journaling Challenge Week 4 – Shout Joyfully
Welcome to week 4 of the 2015 Bible Art Journaling Challenge!
The popularity of this challenge has taken me quite by surprise, with over 700 members in our Facebook group as we finished week 3! Thank you to those of you who have paid an interest or joined in. I am thankful to do what I love for a living and am grateful to those of you who support me so I am able to continue. If you’re new, don’t worry about doing previous weeks unless you want. Jump right in where we are!
You can find answers to most any question you may have about the challenge over on my Challenge page.
Here is this week’s scripture again. Psalm 98:4-6 says,
“4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody. 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.“
As I mentioned in my video today, this scripture reminded me of the season I was bedridden. In 2013, I was dramatically healed. You can read more about that story on my blog post about it. I am so grateful for the gift of life I’ve been given. During the difficult season before being healed, I had to daily tell myself to praise Jesus even when my physical surroundings were saying I had nothing to be thankful for. I may have been told by the doctors that they feared I would never be healthy again and die early, but I still had fresh drinking water. I still had a husband who loves me and food to eat. I had a list I kept of things to be thankful for so when the going got tough, I could pull it out and remind myself as I praised God in ALL my circumstances.
This passage stood out to me as a command. Not really as a good idea for only when I feel like it. I loved using the stamp set I found with the piano keys to show a rainbow of color, reflecting all seasons of life with its joys and hardships. I want to always remember to praise God no matter what season I am in.
How does this passage of scripture speak to you?
I want to again mention what I did in the video to be sure you all hear it from me… Last week’s challenge was particularly popular and it has been fun to see everyone’s creative response. It also did present some people with feelings of intimidation, with the idea of illustrating a lion for the first time. I am so honored that so many of you have taken a leap and tried something new with me. It is more important to me though, that you enjoy the process and get involved. Rather than feel unqualified and quit. Please do take on any new creative techniques I teach and try them out! But please also feel free to take the scripture I challenge you to create with, and use your own techniques to express what that verse means to you.
As promised, here are the supplies I featured in this weeks video which you can click on to view or purchase. I hope it helps you find anything you may want to try out.
I receive a small percentage of each purchase when anyone clicks on my art supply links, to go get supplies I use like you see below, or on my YouTube videos. This has no effect on you and makes a real difference for me! I am excited for you to get great deals on supplies anywhere, so you can join in on your budget. When you find deals which I’ve searched for and recommended below, I get supported. Thank you, I so appreciate your support which helps me provide these free tutorials for you!
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There are several wide-margin Bibles I’ve seen recommended for art journaling, including large print versions. I’ve created a linked collection here to make your choice easier when looking for a Bible to art journal in. If you click on any of the Bibles, you will often be able to look inside to see the pages for yourself before purchasing!
- I really like the ESV Journaling Bible with faint lines in the 2 inch wide margin and cream paper color.
- I love my imitation leather, NASB Note-Taker’s Bible (top left Bible below), which is free of lines in the wide and bottom margin with white paper.
- All give extra room for creativity.
- You can also join in with a Bible you already have, or even an art journal like the art journals I recommend.
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You are loved. x