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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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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