I’m a firm believer in receiving messages from God (whether its through prayer, messages from the universe, my gut feelings or even Facebook posts, and lately, the pattern of messages flowing into my life revolves around The Bible.
These thoughts and messages have jumped from watching my teenage daughter wake up at 6am for bible studies, to wondering if there are any references to diabetes in The Bible, to memories of a colleague bashing the bible in a public presentation (leaving me somewhat upset and I eventually left that company) to being shown the beauty and benefits of creative bible journaling to learning about The Bible and how it came into being.
The Story OF The Bible
“We all know stories from the bible but how many know the story of The Bible.”
I can’t help but add that my favourite story from the bible is the one about Joseph, his eleven brothers and his colourful coat: the story brings back gorgeous memories of my late mother telling me the story, just before we went to see a professional production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. This musical was to become my absolute favourite and I have now seen multiple versions of the show!
I’ve been following the story of The Bible via a series of messages through South Point Church (The Bible for Grownups) and, I must say, I am really enjoying the history lesson. I feel like I’m at last getting to a point where I can maybe, just maybe, start to defend some Bible criticisms, rather than walk away in a pool of my own confusion.
And Bible Journaling?
“Creative Bible Journaling is a form of scrapbooking that provides a creative and fresh approach to the personal experience of exploring God’s Word.”
I recently re-connected with Marchelle Stone, who used to attend Networking Breakfasts that Jeni Pike Properties and I co-ordinated from 2005 to 2008. It’s been such a joy to spend time with Marchelle and to see the wonderful work she does with Creative Bible Journaling.
I was curious to the history of bible journaling and found all I needed to know right here – and it is extremely interesting: https://www.scrapbook.com/articles/the-history-of-bible-journaling.
And so, to cement this focus on the bible, I’m hosting a workshop with Marchelle, on 17 August – at our Cuppa Daisies Thrift Shop in Morningstar – where she will share creative techniques and ideas and together we can explore this wonderful new phenomenon that is bible journaling.
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1. For inspirational daily messages, visit https://www.tut.com/Inspiration/nftu/
2. Bible reference to Diabetes:
We know that Diabetes is a ancient condition with references to the condition as far back as 1550 BC, found in Egyptian manuscripts. They “tested” for diabetes — which they called “honey urine” — by determining if ants were attracted to a person’s urine.
Some scholars believe that The Bible verse “If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.” may be a reference to diabetes as well. Proverbs 25:16 English Standard Version (ESV)