Bible Journaling and a Giveaway - A Bountiful Love

Bible Journaling and a Giveaway

   When friends ask me how do I do it all? My answer, " coffee and Jesus. Lots of coffee for sure. Jesus? Not as much as I want. Truthfully, in my ideal world, I would love to start my day reading the Bible. It's just the right way to start your day, to feed the soul. However, I do forget, and I get lost in the daily busy grind. It is working progress believe me. I always remember what our Pastor said about putting Jesus in our lives. Too often, we think of it as a checklist. Drink coffee (check), Get ready for the day (check), read devotional ( check), pray (check). A checklist that needs to get done and it should not be that way. If we want Jesus in our lives, put Him in the center of our lives. In the core of our daily grind and in everything we do. What happens is that we pray and read His Word in the morning and forget His teachings all day. His Words deeply rooted in our parenting, when we drive to work and school or when we serve. His Word when we cannot draw a string of patience anymore, His Word when we feel like giving up. His Word when we are happy and His Word when we are depleted.

     One of the ways that I love and enjoy doing is Bible Journaling. Let me tell you that you do not have to own the fanciest coloring or art supplies. You do not have to hold the most expensive Bible, and you do not need to be so artistic to start journaling. All you need to have is an excellent listening heart. When you journal or doodle (for some), you reflect on His Word. You listen to what He is trying to tell you. It is your quiet time with Him. I do not specifically have a list for you to follow. My advice is that: You do what you feel like is right for you, do it in ways where you can benefit more. I do not always draw or color my Bible, sometimes I just highlight. I color code my highlighted verses. You can use Good morning Girl's coloring chart.

If you are wanting to get some supplies , below are a few of my recommendations. Remember that you do not need  to purchase them. A crayola colored pencils will also do a great job.  

The ESV Illuminated Bible 

The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible's single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God's Word.

Why is the ESV Illuminated Bible perfect for journaling?
  •  9-point, Lexicon
  •  Black letter text 
  •  2-color printing
  •  64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations 
  •  50 full-page verse illustrations 
  •  250+ hand-lettered margin verses 
  •  100+ other illustrations throughout 
  •  Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street  Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target 
  • Thick, cream-colored paper 
  • Wide margins 
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: Permanent Slipcase 

About the artist:

 Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend. She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at

Watch an inspiring video of Dana and how the ESV Illuminated was made.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

 -----> Winner: Yamina F. of Loma Linda, CA  <-----

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  1. In the morning with a cup of joe.

  2. I love reading at night.That's when everyone is a sleep.It's just me and the LORD.

  3. In addition to reading the scripture when I am alone and everything is quite, I like to study and reflect on the scripture in the Sunday School lesson during the week. Sometimes I sit in my recliner to study because I have reference books nearby. I often write notes in the margin of the Sunday School Lesson book. If I am teaching the lesson I use my computer and type a detailed outline.

  4. I love reading in the few minutes I have throughout the day to keep my mind on the Lord!


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