Good morning! When I think of Tela I think of JOYFUL, BRIGHT ray of SUNSHINE, sweetheart, caring, inspiring, creative TALENTED woman of GOD! I am so thankful she is here to share her heart with us today! Please give a warm welcome to Tela…..


Hey, hey everyone! I’m Tela Holcomb and I’m truly thankful to have found the journaling bible process. About 2 to 3 years ago, I got the urge to read and have a better understanding of the bible but I kept putting it off. I’ll start next week. I’ll start next month. I need to find a church home first. When I came across Shanna Noel’s Illustrated Faith class, I just knew this was for me. I knew this was what I needed to get started. Through this process I’ve dug into my bible more than ever before! I love taking a verse that speaks to me and creating in my bible what I see in my head.


Recently, I journaled two verses that remind me to be thankful for everyday and everything. Because it’s all a blessing!


The first verse is Psalm 118:24. This verse reminds me to be thankful for every day the Lord allows me to wake up. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

IMG_8319.JPGI love this “sunbeam” washi!


The next verse is Ephesians 5:20. This verse is a reminder to always give thanks to God. Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IMG_8320.JPG I’ve been so fortunate in my life and blessed with so many opportunities and so many beautiful people and it’s all thanks to God. During my days as a single mom, I thought I just couldn’t go another day. It was hard doing it all by myself and I was young (19). But God saw it fit for me to shoulder the responsibilities I had at that time and the moment I embraced them and said “God, as long as you don’t give up on me, I won’t give up” everything started to fall in place for me. Career, financial, and personal. IMG_8321.JPG

If you are looking for inspiration, come join us in the Journaling Bible Community on Facebook. It is such a loving community. I’ve been able to interact with some amazing people within this group. Thank you Shanna for being brave and open enough to share your creative journaling process with the world and letting us know it’s ok. I see the Lord doing many more great things through you! xoxo

Thank you so much Tela, what a wonderful time of year to reflect on gratitude!!!! If you decide to use any of Tela’s prompts we would love for you to share with us in the comments below! Talk to you soon!
  1. Taniesa Vlasak 7 years ago

    Beautiful, Tela! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Meg 7 years ago

    I love these Tela! I love the simplicity of them… but so much truth and prettiness!

  3. Bonita Rose 7 years ago

    Tela.. I adore your pages.. and especially the CR stamps… they go so well in the bible! Love love! Trusting in God and just being so thankful for Him in our life is something we need to do to live a full life.. I’m so glad you are walking the path with me. xo

  4. Tela Holcomb 7 years ago

    Thank you, Bonita! I’m glad to be on this path as well! :)

  5. Kandi 7 years ago

    So many times I have said the same things to myself. The excuses of “I will when…..”. I have found that the best time is always the Present time! God is always waiting for us. I love that.

    Really enjoyed your post. I love what you did with the washi tape. See you on FB on the JBC page :)

  6. Marie 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, Tela for reminding us to be thankful for each day

  7. suzeyq 7 years ago

    Just started bible journalling. Great idea using washi! Love that sunbeam one… where can you find it?

  8. Hannah Taylor 7 years ago

    love these posts and how you have guests share their work, so inspiring!

  9. Hannah Taylor 7 years ago

    And Tela, your work is awesome! I love it!

  10. Sarah H 7 years ago

    I love all the journaling on the Bible…loooks so much fun! Where do you buy the stickers and the a Bible to be able to do that? I’d love to know :) I’m a scrapbooker and this seems like so much fun:)

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