Happy Monday, friends! I hope your summer is off to a great start! Today I’ve got a fun bible journaling process video sharing one way to use the bonus stamp set available with the Stronger Together devotional kit.
Additionally, I’m sharing one of my favorite online resources for studying my bible- BlueLetterBible.org. I’ve found this site to be very helpful if you want to dig a little deeper after reading the kit’s devotional content or aren’t quite sure what a particular passage of Scripture means. You can uncover other passages that have the same key words and find yourself deep down a rabbit hole of God’s precious word. I say let your geek flag fly!
In today’s session of Stronger Together, I am back in Romans 12, this time down in verse 10.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (NIV)
I wanted to learn what this verb “honor” in verse 10 really meant. I used Blue Letter Bible to look up the word (in Greek) and find additional passages where it was similarly used. This is an excellent exercise, especially when you then embark on a repetitive task like stamp masking because you’re able to get quiet with what you’ve just read!
As I mentioned, for this entry I used the bonus stamp set that is available with the Stronger Together devotional kit. How cute are these little houses?! I had visions of creating a little village up the margin of my bible. But before I put stamp to bible page I created three masks first.
On white card stock (I wanted a thick and sturdy mask) I stamped a building and its corresponding roof. Then I cut it out, making sure to cut right along the shape’s outline (we don’t want a white border on these pieces). I stamped my first row of houses on the bottom of my bible page, then covered the original stamp impression with its matching mask. Once the mask was in place I could continue stamping up the margin, giving the look of additional houses peeking out from behind the original stamped image.
I used four different color dye ink pads (these WILL bleed through your bible page) and made sure to move the color around the margin. I also opted to use the solid and outline stamps giving some variation to the look of the buildings in my “village”.
There are countless ways to use this stamp set and it’s a great visual for the community theme in this month’s devotional kit. I can’t wait to see how you will use these adorable stamps!
additional supplies: Kelly Purkey dye inks