I've been enjoying the last few weeks reading and Bible journaling through a
few of my favorite Easter passages. Grieved by the sorrow of Christ's suffering
and overwhelmed by the joy of His resurrection... once again... my heart
is filled with awe and wonder and a fresh sense of gratitude for the glorious.
I chose verses that specifically focused on Jesus and the Resurrection
because that's what Easter really is all about.
No bunnies in this collection... only the cross and joy of His resurrection.
Spending time reading and Bible Journaling through these passages led me
through an array of emotions as my heart broke all over again watching Jesus
suffer and die for my sins, felt deep sorrow as I stood beside His mom not
able to imagine her pain, and yet so amazingly joyful as I saw Him appear
to the women at the tomb, the two men on the Road to Emmaus and others!
Christ laid down His life so we could have a living hope through faith in Him...
faith in Who He is, what He's done for us, and who He has called us to be!
So much to celebrate!
Our family celebration will be a relatively small one in numbers this year
but never small in gratitude for what the Lord has done for us
through His great mercy and love!
There are other passages and verses you could choose but for me I chose...
• Luke chapters 22-24... journaled verse 34
• John chapter 11... journaled verse 25
•1 Corinthians chapter 15.... journaled verses 3,4
•1 Peter chapter 1... journaled verse 3
With only 3 weeks before Easter, I hope you will take some time
to soak in His Word and worship Him through your life...
through music, art, journaling, praying, and giving...
through mothering, mentoring, working... loving and simply living!
I'm thrilled to let you know that the new Easter Bible Journaling designs
are now a new Easter Celebration Bookmark/Bible Journaling Tag Collection!
You can find them as an Instant Digital Download on Etsy here.
I hope you know how much it blesses me to be able to bless you in this way!
Because you can print as many as you like for personal or ministry use,
consider using them to:
• Tuck in an Easter Basket or lunchbox or snail mail.
• Glue in the margin of your own Journaling Bible or for scrapbooking.
• Give to your Women's Ministry, Sunday School Class, or Bible Study Group.
• Pass out at your local Retirement or Nursing for a special treat.
And last but not least...
the COLOR YOUR OWN version of the Easter Bible Bookmarks!
I am so excited to tell you that I recently realized you can use
the COLOR YOUR OWN Bible Bookmarks as Bible Journaling
TEMPLATE TRACERS! (I am so smiling right now!)
You may have already known that but I just recently discovered it for myself!
Just slip them under the page you want to journal and trace away!
The great thing is you can choose to trace as much or as little as you like!
Trace only a portion of the art or the whole thing!
Use them to practice your own hand-lettering skills too!
You might think about using the COLOR YOUR OWN version to:
• Tuck in an Easter Basket along with a box of color crayons
or add to a lunchbox or snail mail.
• Color and glue in your own Journaling Bible or use as a Template Tracer
to slip under your Bible page... and simply trace and create.
• Do as a project for your Sunday School Class or Bible Study Group.
• Pass out at your local Retirement or Nursing along with some
candies and crayons for a special treat.
• Invite your friends for a COLOR YOUR OWN Party and then mail
your finished creations to someone in the military or other ministry.
You can find the COLOR YOUR OWN version here.
So whether you art journal or not...
my prayer is that the time you spend in the Word and with the Lord
this Easter season will draw you closer to Him and
fill your heart with overwhelming love, joy and hope eternal!