I am very excited about a new journaling project that I am starting this week. An instagram friend of mine, Tiffany (@iheartallthings), has recently been sharing some micro-journaling entries that she has done in a small pocket Bible. They are so cute, simple, and quick. I was definitely inspired by this idea, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to incorporate it into my typical Bible journaling and devotional studies.

Well, all the inspiration came together as we began a new sermon series at church this past week called “The Mediator”. The concept is based on a passage in 1 Peter:

We are called to the Holy Royal Priesthood! While the Israelites of the Old Testament had to have a High Priest intercede for them, as believers in Christ, we are called into direct relationship with God. No matter what our worldly profession is, we are called to serve as priests to the community around us. Such an amazing calling and immense responsibility! I am looking forward to diving into this topic even more as our sermon series moves forward.

A big part of our “mediator” duties is to pray on behalf of others. We are called to pray for and with others, strengthening our connection with God. I have decided to use this small pocket Bible to pray and journal for others directly. I will choose verses and passages that pertain specifically to the needs of people I know and people that have reached out to me. I will pray for them and create a simple journaling entry to document that time. I am so excited for this project!

Because I am who I am (I like pretty things), I just couldn’t leave the simple Bible untouched. I opted to decorate the front and back cover with custom vinyl images that I cut out with my Cricut Explore Air 2. The Mediator super hero symbol was one that I had formatted to cut for a t-shirt for our pastors for this specific sermon series. I just changed the colors to fit more with my style! And, for the back, I put the focus verse for this series. Love how I was able to customize the Bible in such a personal way!

For the inside covers of the Bible, I raided my stash of gorgeous scrapbooking paper and pulled some bright colorful pieces. I covered the insides with layers of paper, and cut out a few card images that will be perfect for writing additional verses. I also added a pocket in the front meant to hold prayer requests that I am planning on journaling.

I am so pleased with how this Bible came out and am very excited to jump in and start these micro-journaling entries. I even created my first one right on the spot!

Have you ever tried a pocket Bible for journaling? Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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