I am OVER the moon to have some AMAZING guests over the next couple of weeks for our journaling bible series! Janice is someone I have gotten to know a little better through a handful of emails and I have to say she is just about the SWEETEST person you will EVER meet. So let’s hear a little bit about her process!

“I’ve been a notetaker all my life.  So naturally, I have stacks of notes everywhere.  Stacks on top of stacks.  When I saw Shanna’s Instagram post on how she was taking sermon notes using the paper53 app, I thought it would be a great way to lessen my stacks.  Then Shanna posted about her Journaling Bible.  I was instantly inspired!!

I asked my family for a Journaling Bible for Mother’s Day and only recently started using it to record and document my thoughts and reflections.  I love how there is so much room to take notes.  In the Old Testament poetic books, you can write on both sides of the text.  I am also recording special verses, prayer requests, song lyrics, notes from articles and books, devotional and quiet time main ideas.  The possibilities are endless.

I find myself diggin’ deeper into His word and asking myself, “What is the Lord wanting to teach me with this scripture, in this season of my life?”  I’m taking sermon notes differently now and like Jil Larson mentioned,  “I am now so focused during sermons.”  And my stacks are getting shorter.”

Janice, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your process with us, I know it is such a personal journey but you have inspired me and I am sure so many others with opening up to us! THANK YOU!!
Send Janice some love:
  1. Suz 7 years ago

    Seriously?!!! SO inspiring Jan! TFS and thanks to Shanna for leading the way on this spiritual creative endeavor! xoxo

  2. Tori Bissell 7 years ago

    Janice these are so incredible. I completely agree that my journaling Bible is helping me dig in deeper and focus more – I am loving mine. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. I am loving how you used the misting! Did it go through to the other side a lot?

  3. Emma Mills 7 years ago

    Your post about journaling Bibles have inspired me. So much to wear I went out and bought my own journaling Bible! Thanks for all your inspiration. :)

  4. mochajan 7 years ago

    Tori, I placed a piece of scratch paper behind the page I was misting and I didn’t have any go to the other side. The page with the big splotch was my first try. I won’t do that again. I ended up drying that with a napkin. Blessings!

  5. mochajan 7 years ago

    Suz, thanks so much. Looking fwd to seeing yours! Xoxo

  6. mochajan 7 years ago

    Emma, Diggin’ deeper!

  7. Dawn F. 7 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing. I have my bible just need to be brave to get creative in it. I’m good at underlining but afraid to “mess up”.

  8. Jess 7 years ago

    This is such a wonderful idea–and GORGEOUS! I need to go out an buy a journaling bible immediately.

  9. Jil 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful annotations in your Bible journal, Janice. I’m still using mine during sermons, but you’ve inspired me to do some personal journaling as well, especially in Psalms. –Jil

  10. Sophiegirl 7 years ago

    I had never heard of a journaling Bible. This is amazing, and even better, adding crafting to reading and learning God’s Word!! Might have to put this on my Christmas list!

  11. Linda Beeson 7 years ago

    What!!! That is the neatest! Is this a specific bible created for this purpose?

  12. Healthier and Happier 7 years ago

    What Bible version is this? Love the idea!

  13. DenDen 7 years ago

    This is BEYOND incredible!!!! Love Love Love!

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