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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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.)

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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Related post: 5 Bible Verses that will make you Stronger as a Mom

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How trust will bring you security

Today I want to share with you how trust will bring you security based on Psalm 91.  Plus give you some cards for bible journaling, as well as some tabs for you to enjoy it! I know you will love it.

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How trust will bring you security

During this season in my life, where I have gone through a few difficult processes, this Psalm 91 verse has given me strength. In the same way that I have received the consolation and promises of God for my life, so I want to share this feeling with you.

This psalm, assures us that if we remain under the presence and cover of our God, He does not assure their protection and care. There may be difficult and even dangerous moments for our lives, but there is a promise from God to protect us and to guard us against such circumstances. Psalm 91:1 says:

He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].

Being honest with you during these weeks I have needed so much of the Father’s coverage of my life. And while I decided to look for His presence I received the rest I needed so much.

I have been able to experience what it is to trust in God when things are not going well. One word I can share with you today is security. The security we need can only be found in God.  Are you in need of security today?

I remind you that if you remain in His presence He will take care of you and nothing will hurt you.

Bible Journaling Cards and Tabs

Bible Journaling Cards & Tabs:

I’m so happy to share with you some bible journaling cards and tabs I did for you! These are focused on Psalm 91:1 and they are perfect for your bible journaling study time.  Also there is included 4 tabs that you can personalized as you desire.  I hope you enjoy it!

You are welcome to Bible Journaling Cards and Tabs with 2 cards and 4 tabs in one page.

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DOWNLOAD: Bible Journaling Cards and Tabs

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How to take a step towards freedom

How to take a step towards freedom

We have been studying these past few weeks about freedom in the light of the word of God. It is wonderful to be able to appreciate how free we can be in Christ. We have discovered that God has called us to be free, that we can be free and serve God in complete freedom. Now, what happens to those who truly need to take the step to freedom and the abundant life that Jesus offers us? Today we will reflect on how we can take a step towards freedom.

The Bible exhorts us to walk in the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! Hallelujah! – Continuing with our last week of Bible study, Galatians 5: 1 tells us:

It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed]. (AMP)

We can be free in different areas of our life. One of them is freedom of law, traditions and religiosity.  This verse tells us that if we have received Jesus as our savior and Lord, then we have received the freedom of the law of which we were slave before. Now we are sheltered under grace. Grace upon grace. However, this grace is not authorization for debauchery and sin. On the contrary, it requires sanctification and consecration to God.

How can we take a step towards the freedom to which we have been called? Well, stand firm in the grace and freedom that we live now, thanks to Jesus.  Standing FIRM as says in the verse means to:

Stay where you are,  because of the benefit of being free from law and the flesh as a way of salvation and the fullness of blessing by grace. We have received deliverance!  Stay where you are, DO NOT take a step back.  

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We must make appropriate use of our freedom. Freedom granted us by God to do good works, to serve God, to love the neighbor and to do justice.

Are you taking a step towards freedom today? It is free in the name of Jesus!

We have finished our Bible study on freedom. It has been a wonderful time in the presence of God. See you soon in a new study. Here I leave a gift from me as a reminder of the freedom that Jesus has given you.  Enjoy it!

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“I am called to be free” – Printable

 

This is Free Printable in PDF format size 5 x 7, perfect for your desk or your favorite room in your house! – DOWNLOAD HERE!

Do you want to read all the bible study posts? Read them HERE

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