Happy 2nd anniversary to Print Pray Slay! This bright, unique business has been contributing to the Bible journaling community for two years, and I feel so lucky to be able to celebrate with them as a member of the Print Pray Slay PR Team. Today, over on YouTube, I am sharing a process using a special anniversary release…check it out:
Working with printable files makes Bible journaling really accessible to a huge variety of people. Don’t feel like you are artistic or creative? Well, if you can put a sticker on a page, than you can work with these printables. For this page, I began by printing out the digital file on a clear shipping label. This makes the images translucent, so they do not cover Bible text. Don’t be afraid to manipulate the images and title starters to work for your page! For me, I cut apart different titles to find the words that I wanted to use, and mounted some of the images on various layers of card stock to customize them for my needs.
This set is meant to relate to community, which perfectly corresponded to a recent sermon at church. We have been discussing the “hacks” or shortcuts that we often try to take in life and how the Bible is truly meant for the long-game. The most recent insight that our pastor shared is that unhacking community means wanting to be needed more than needing to be wanted. This really hit home for me! Community has not been the easiest thing for me to build as I have gotten older. It takes intentional time and vulnerability. You have to take the initiative to connect and not take offense over every little perceived “slight”. And you really have to approach every day with a sense of gratitude, not a sense of entitlement. I love God’s word about community in Ecclesiastes:
“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up. Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm? And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
I’d love to encourage you to reach out and really make the effort to form real-life community. It is hard, but so worthwhile!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife