Beautiful Affordable Tools for Bible Journaling you need to know + Giveaway!

In my journey with the bible journaling I have learned to look for various tools that are affordable but beautiful to give free rein to my creativity. Today I want to share several tools that I have been able to find and I am currently using for bible journaling.  They are affordable and beautiful, I know you will love them! – Plus, I’m celebrating the community and summer with a Giveaway!

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Beautiful Affordable Tools For Bible Journaling You Need To Know

Beautiful Affordable Tools for Bible Journaling you need to know:

  • Washi Tape

One of my favorite tools is the washi tape. Right now I have a box full of them. I have gotten them in different places, but the most economical strategy to get the washi tape for me has been in Ebay auctions. In just one month I’ve got more than 10 washi tapes for less than $ 1.00 each.   Also, I got several washi tapes in Etsy. But if you are looking for tapes with beautiful patterns at a low cost, Ebay can be an alternative.  Here’s a search in Ebay.

  • Paper Clips

At first I did not use paperclips. I did not see a great use in them for bible journaling, but only for marking the pages. However, I discovered that I could buy ribbons and fabrics and decorate my paperclips in a very easy and affordable way.  If you are like me, you love having your beautiful bible in every aspect. Sure, you’ll like to try this strategy. Where do I get ribbons and fabrics? At the nearest discount stores. With half a yard of ribbons or fabric you can decorate a lot of paper clips! I have some decorated paperclips in my Shop HERE!

  • Die Cuts

I love the die cuts! These are an easy way to make journaling and add a little color and personality to what you are doing.  My favorites ones and that I’ve always used are those from Shanna Noel and her brand Illustrated Faith. A few months back I was able to get like 5 packages at an excellent price with a discount coupon at DaySpring.  Every month I always checked when they are with additional discount and I take the opportunity to buy them.

  • Watercolor Paint

The watercolor painting I’m using right now, I bought it at Walmart. Here you can get several painting options from $ 4.00 to $ 11.00. Which I consider quite reasonable, since you can mix the colors and obtain different tones according to your need. To this I also added a set of brushes. That cost me no more than $ 7.00.  Here I made a search for you to look for more options: HERE!

  • Colored Pencils

Ok, in this I have to tell you that I have like 3 boxes of colored pencils from different stores. It is that the colored pencils are easy to use that you have to have several and many colors of course.  I got them at, Walmart and Marshalls (Yes! at Marshalls).  One of the places I always buy something for my office is at Marshalls. Many times they have available sets and boxes of colored pencils, markers, washi tape and beautiful notebooks (I always end up buying at least one).

Here’s a Pinterest search I did with posts that includes tons of bible journaling tools and supplies: (you can follow my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board for more ideas HERE)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Yay! This is a giveaway for welcoming the summer and celebrating the community that visits every day this blog looking for encouragement! I’m giving away a Bag full of beautiful supplies you can use for bible journaling, for your planners or journals. Check it out!

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This giveaway includes:

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17 Bible Verses that will Refresh you this Summer

Summer is just around the corner and the heat and sun will be in full swing. We usually freshen up with a lemonade, go to the beach and sit down to read a good book. That would be my case of course! There are many ways to cool down this summer, one of them is to enjoy and reflect on several bible verses that will refresh your spirit and soul. Here, I’m sharing 17 bible verses that will make your spiritual thirst go away!

17 bible verses that will refresh you this summer

17 Bible Verses that will Refresh you this Summer

Summer is a very hot season, very similar to life in the desert. And we all go through moments of deserts where we need to be sustained by the water. The Bible has great promises of God, among them a great story of a woman who had been (for a long time not saying all her life) a great thirst. It was not a natural thirst; it was a spiritual thirst, a thirst for eternal life. And next to that well where she went every day to draw water, there, where she never imagined, she found salvation.

You may know the story of the Samaritan Woman, you may not.  You can read the whole story here.  But in the meanwhile, Jesus had encounter with this woman and He invited her to drink from the water He was offering to her.  She never imagined there are was a living water available for her.  And because of that she will never be thirsty again.

But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”

I collected 17 bible verses about water that will refresh you for sure!  It’s a free bible writing plan, that start with the encounter of the Samaritan Woman with Jesus.  It’s so refreshing and uplifting.

I invite you to immerse yourself in this time of Bible study and writing verses in which you can receive a response to your great need.  You can do this study in 17 days, 1 month or more! It depends on your study style, time and your desire to be immersed in the word of God.

Living Water Summer Bible Verse Writing Plan

This writing plan is in PDF Format and contains 17 bible verses to study and write.

You can get this FREE BIBLE SUMMER WRITING PLAN

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

For more bible studies check out the “Mourning into Dancing Study” HERE and the “Freedom” Bible Study HERE

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How To Deepen Your Understanding Of The Bible – Review

Finding alternatives and tools to study the bible can be many times challenging. It is not easy to find those tools that truly help you to learn the Word of God and get the knowledge you want. In my search, I found a course that I participated a month ago that helped me in my study time of the word. Today I want to share with you about this course and how you can Deepen Your Understanding Of The Bible.

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How To Deepen Your Understanding Of The Bible

The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies offers live online classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.  I took several classes, even from my smart phone.  I never imagined that I could study another language and that this would allow me to know more deeply about the Bible.

I took several classes on Biblical Hebrew, all classes were live, online and with other students around the world.  My experience was great, I used only my laptop or my smart phone (for those moments I was not at home) and my bible.

This experience helped me to have more interest in knowing more in depth the word. It took me to another level of education in which you have control of your study time and share different opinions with other students. I have also been able to expand my knowledge on several specific topics.

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The Process at the IIBS – Learn, Participate, Review and Advance

For more details about the how it works you can visit this WEBSITE that is the Official Israel Institute of Biblical Studies site.  Here’s all the languages you can study: Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Modern Hebrew and Yiddish.

Read ancient texts as they were originally written centuries ago and deepen your understanding of the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, and biblical history.

Enter the Giveaway!

The Institute is giving away a biblical course, you can participate of this giveaway HERE! – This giveaway is hosted by Frongate & IIBS.

This can be a tool to help you have a deeper understanding of the Bible. I hope this can help you to expand your knowledge and can be an effective alternative for you as it was for me!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by Frontgate or IIBS. Giveaway is hosted by Frontgate and Israel Institute of Bible Studies.  **Each contestant will receive a follow up email after they enter for $100 off a class for entering the giveaway! This post is in no way sponsored, administered by, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or WordPress.)

Bible Reading & Writing Plan – “Mourning into Dancing”

Greetings and many blessings to all my readers. After a much needed time of rest and vacations, here I share a very special plan for you.  I wanted to make a small plan to study the Bible about how God can transform our sadness into dance and joy.  I have called this study “Mourning into Dancing” because that is what God does in our lives when we decide to pursue healing and restoration in His presence.

Bible Reading and Writing Plan Mourning into Dancing

The bible says in Psalm 30:11

You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

This is a promise that God can turn our sadness and our mourning into dancing and joy. This Bible study will take you on the way to the discovery of what God has in store for those women who have suffered in some way or another in life.

Like me, you too can live a life of joy and dance abundantly despite the circumstances that may bring sadness to your life. This is for the woman who has had lost in her life, for the woman who has been hurt, for the woman who has been abandoned, for the woman who has been marked with deep wounds and who are looking for a healing God who can transform her status and condition in a one of hope and faith.

Come and join me in this time of healing.

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Bible Reading & Writing Plan

This study is composed of three essential parts:

  • Read the word
  • Write the word
  • Pray the word

You will be able to read and study key biblical verses on healing and the change of state from sadness to joy. In the same way, I invite you to take the time to write the word every week. You can use your favorite notebook! Also, you will have the opportunity to pray the word over your life, declaring that God changes your mourning in dance.

This study is designed solely for the purpose of taking you to the feet of Jesus to receive the healing you need. In Jesus there is an abundant life of great blessings and we can only receive them when we make the firm decision to leave the past and extend our arms to receive the newness of God for us.

Take the step of faith towards your complete healing. I declare that Jehovah Rapha is manifested with power every week of your life. And that you will experience a new time and a change of clothes “oil of joy instead of an anguished spirit” in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Please, feel free to download your study guide with the bible verses for each week, a prayer for each week and beautiful print that says: “You have changed my mourning into dance”.  This guide is in PDF format and in a high printing quality for you to enjoy!

Related post: Praying through the Healing Process

DOWNLOAD HERE!

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3 Bible Verses That Will Make you Stronger as a Woman

I firmly believe that every woman must know who she is and where she is going. In my years as a woman who serves the Lord I have learned that I must fix my eyes on Jesus and see myself as He sees me. In addition, I must desire the dreams of God in my life. We want all that in some way, right? Today I want to share 5 Bible verses that will make you stronger as a woman. That will help you to achieve God’s dreams in your life.

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3 Bible Verses That Will Make you Stronger as a Woman

I want you to know that each of these verses will help you to be a strong woman, but not like Wonder Woman or anything like that. A woman who seeks the wisdom, direction and dependence of God receives the strength of a wild ox as the word says to face any crisis, trial and storm.

  • JAMES 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, he is to ask of God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him.

Every woman need to ask God (who is able to give us always) wisdom.  The wisdom which may be had by asking “in faith” is not intellectual knowledge or philosophical speculation, but spiritual understanding of the purpose of trials. (New Spirit Filled Life Bible).  We needs God wisdom for decision making and for discernment.

  • ESTHER 4:14

…And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

Maybe you’ll say “what does Esther have to do with me?” Really a lot. I’m fascinated by the story of Esther in the Bible. Personally this story ministers a lot about my processes and the purpose of God in my life. Esther when she became queen never thought that God had a great purpose with her: to intercede for freedom for her people from death. What a big and important task! Right?

On her shoulders was a great responsibility and she very wisely carried it out following the plan of God. She decided to pray and fast to seek God’s direction in the event. You see? A woman who is strong always, and I say will always seek the guidance and direction of God in EVERYTHING!

  • GENESIS 45:4-5

And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come closer to me.” And they approached him. And he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.  Now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to save life and preserve our family.

Don’t you cry every time you read the story of Joseph? I do! – It’s one of the most encouraging and moving stories in the bible.  As you know Joseph was thrown the cistern, sold by his brothers, was a slave, and was in jail (read the whole story here).  The picture did not look very encouraging for Joseph. But in this verse we can see that despite the processes in his life (difficult) Joseph did not lose his identity and knew to recognize for what God had raised him.

A woman who recognizes her identity and who is in God will never allow the difficult processes of life to change that identity and the dreams of God in her. On the contrary, she will wait on God until the fulfillment of His purpose on her.

This verse teaches us the power of forgiveness and we women are emotional. We must be careful with the wounds of the heart and allow God to heal all our wounds. Forgiveness gives you power and authority and frees you completely. This will make you a strong woman in God. Do not let pass the opportunity to forgive when it is God’s perfect time to do it.

Finally,  Be a woman like Mary (Martha’s sister) who sat at the feet of her Master to receive from Him that vital and important part that says the word will NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER.  Intimacy with God makes us stronger every day.  We have multiple hats in life and many responsibilities, but we must discern what things are really a priority, and our relationship with God for sure, it is!

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