Revival camp continues to have my heart, and the newest devotional set from the New Testament certainly has not disappointed so far. In today’s Bible journaling process, I am looking at the devotional entitled “7 Miles with Jesus” by Becca Jensen. This devotional focuses on the story of the Road to Emmaus. You can check out my Bible journaling process here:
This devotional really hit home, because I had a very literal wandering moment in high school. In the midst of stress from school, friends, boys, and big decisions, I remember setting off from my home one afternoon, determined to just get as far away as I could…..on rollerblades. Yes, I wasn’t quite running away, but I was wandering. As I headed down a trail farther than I had ever been before, determined to out-skate all the stress, I came up on a U-turn. The trail went no farther, and you were forced to turn around. I couldn’t help but feel like this was a sign from God. Letting off steam was fine, but in the end, I’d have to U-turn and confront my problems. But, He would be right there. The disciples, while not on roller blades, did have a similar experience as they wandered away from Jerusalem, deeply hurt by the loss of their ultimate teacher. Jesus encounters them on that road and through reminders of His promises, convinces them to turn around and head back to their group.
This page involved a lot of Neo-color 2 crayon techniques. As the background, I painted a simple road with grass on either side. I utilized my Neo-Color 2 crayons in several different ways, including coloring directly on the page, using the plastic swooshing technique, and taking color directly from the crayon using my Arteza water brush. These are super versatile supplies!
The rest of the page was a mix of ephemera pieces, stickers, and stamps. The stamp set that came with the New Testament Revival Camp might be one of my favorite stamp sets of all time from Illustrated Faith. The sentiments on it are right on, and it is so versatile! I can easily see using it in multiple Bible journaling entries, memory-keeping projects, and even in my planner!
I am trying to challenge myself to use more colored ink in my stamping this summer. Am I the only one with a beautiful stash of colored inks, yet I only use black ink for actual stamping? I am working on pushing outside of my comfort zone and diving into my supplies a bit more. Who says colored ink is just for mixed media? Not this girl!
How’s Revival Camp going for you? Are you enjoying it as much as I am? Time for Bible journaling is at a minimum for me over the summer, but I feel like I could sit for hours delving into this devotional! Let me know how your summer journaling is going in the comments below!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife