Bible Journaling for Beginners Quick Start

Welcome to Class #1 – Beginners Quick Start!
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Resources For This Class:
Study Methods Worksheet

Next Steps: Open your Bible, read a verse, and give Bible journaling a try. 

Remember…your art is unique to you. Nobody can do it exactly like you. 
Embrace where you are and get started today.
Grow in the Word creatively. 

132 Comments

  1. Tricia

    Thank you for sharing the simplicity of Bible Journaling . This is a form of what I have been doing for a long time but never considered it “journaling”. I appreciate the encouragement knowing this is unique to me, no wrong or right way to do it. I look forward to the next lesson.
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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    • Tracie

      YES!!! There is no right or wrong way to journal in your Bible. I think that’s the best news of all. Thanks for your comment Tricia!

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      • Kelly

        Tracie,
        I signed up for the beginners bible journaling videos twice by mistake. Could u please take me off the second time?

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        • Roxanne Wagner

          Thank you looking forward to starting this journey.

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          • Anna Thornton

            It’s so simple and I’m sitting here overthinking it. Thanks so much can’t wait for more

      • Deborah Brown

        Hi Tracey this is my second try to get started with Bible Journaling. I wasn’t sure if I could keep up or, be good at it but thank you for a second try.

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    • Trudie Campbell

      Thanks for sharing how simple meaningful it is, can’t wait to get started ????

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      • Tracie Rollins

        You’re welcome love!

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      • Lorraine Price

        I absolutely loved your enthusiasm and your simple explanation. This is such a great idea! I believe it will help me memorize scripture. At least I hope it does… ?

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    • Gloria Byram

      Thank you for your encouragement in our bible journaling. Can’t wait to see the next lesson.

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      • Sarah Denise Anderson

        Thank you for this great first video. I’ve always been worried about blocking the text. I like your thinking on that. I am recovering from a 10 days in hospital and parcial left side paralysis. My journaling is all I’ve got but I think I’ve made it to complicated. Back to basics for me. God bless you Tracie.
        Sarah Anderson

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    • Lorraine Cruz

      Thank You for sharing how simple and all the creative ideas to bible journaling. So enjoyed the video and how you break everything down.
      Thank You.

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  2. Kathy

    Great 1st video, Tracie. Thank you for your ministry. It blesses me and those I share my journaling with.

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    • Tracie Rollins

      I’m so glad it’s helpful Kathy. Thank you for letting me know.

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  3. Rhonda J Sneed

    Thank You for imparting such valuable information. I am grateful that you would not only take the time to teach, but also encourage. Looking forward to learning more. May God bless and keep you, “Safe In His Arms!”

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Thanks so much Rhonda!

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  4. Rhonda Sneed

    Thank You for imparting such valuable information. I am grateful that you would not only take the time to teach, but also encourage. Looking forward to learning more. May God bless and keep you, “Safe In His Arms!”

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Thanks beautiful. It’s so nice of you to say that. I sure appreciate you.

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  5. Marci

    Thank you so much for making it so simple and like you said, it is the being in the word and growing from it while you enjoy it! I am so looking forward to getting started in this.

    Thanks again,
    Marci

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Love it Marci! So glad the Bible journaling for beginners quick start lesson was helpful!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Yes! Bible journaling is about being in his Word! AMEN!!!

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  6. Gillie

    Thank you so much Tracie very encouraging ????

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  7. Teresa

    Love that you take a simplistic approach to getting started because my skill set is simple!

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    • Tracie

      So glad it’s helpful to you Theresa! Thank you for letting me know!

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      • Barbara

        Thank you, Tracie, for taking the mystery out of Bible Journaling. I have watched dozens of Bible Journaling videos, and most of them have been about smearing paint all over your Bible pages and doing mixed media projects that are way beyond my capabilities. I appreciate your simple to understand instructions, and I am looking forward to the rest of the lessons.
        God Bless you and yours.

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  8. Cindy Schabel

    Hi Tracie, Thank you for doing this! It is so simple, but I need that little push to get started. I have some basic items for journaling and an Inspire Journaling Bible. I like this because it has some pages that I can color in and get used to it. I loved your simple approach and I have done underlining and notes in my bibles in the past, so I’m looking forward to the next steps, and your videos! Thanks again!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      So glad the Bible journaling course was helpful Cindy!

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      • Linda

        Really enjoyed this. I am just learning Bible Journaling. You made it so simple! Thank you!!

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    • Joyce Darr

      I am so eager to start this journey, thank you so much for sharing! Got started on my first page today

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  9. Rachon

    Thank you so much for this class. May you be blessed.

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    • Tracie Rollins

      You’re welcome Rachon. I’m so glad these courses are helpful 🙂

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  10. Lynda

    Great…. what more can be said? You have made journaling available to everyone of every ability. Thank you ????

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Amen Lynda! Thank you for commenting and joining us on this journey.

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  11. Audrey

    Thank you for providing this easy and helpful teaching. I have been underling and highliting in my Bible for years, I have also written in my Bible . Didn’t realize I was journalling but adding art will help me to grow as I reflect on the word!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Amen! Grow in the Word Audrey! So glad this was helpful!

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  12. Marie

    I love that the emphasis is on the Word and not the art. For me (someone *not* artsy at all!!), the attraction is really reflecting on verses and calling special attention to the ones that stand out to me in the moment. Really looking forward to more lessons!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Fantastic! I’m so glad that you liked the quickstart lesson.

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  13. Shawn

    Thank you so very much!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      You’re welcome!

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  14. Linda

    Thanks for this resource… I am looking forward to immersing myself in the Word!

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    • Tracie Rollins

      You’re welcome Linda!

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  15. Daniely

    It was really nice to see how easy it is. Is all about understand what God wants to tell me on the verse, and transforming this in art ! Thank you so much for enlighten me , for something that I already knew !
    It is also super good to learn from you , since I am from Brazil and I have not found any group here that knows how to do Bible Journaling.

    Thank you so much 😀

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    • Tracie

      Daneily – maybe one day you can start a Bible journaling group in Brazil! Wouldn’t that be something special?

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  16. Sharon

    Thank you for your time and sharing with us. I can’t wait to get started. I take care of my mom full time at home. I get up super early to spend time alone with God. This is an added bonus to my time with HIM…. Thank you!!!!!

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    • Tracie

      What a wonderful woman you are to take care of your mom.

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  17. Stacie

    I’ve been trying my hand at this recently but do not have a Jourrnaling Bible. At times I do wish I had more space, but I am very thankful that you shared that a Bible with narrow margins will work too. I have thought about getting a journaling Bible, but am very attached to the one I have and couldn’t justify the expense. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • Tracie

      Oh good! I’m glad you can use what you love!

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  18. connie

    Hi,

    just watched the first video, and I am so excited to this. I have bought so many things since I stumbled onto bible journaling, but have yet to really do it. Thank you so much for these videos,

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    • Nicole Shipp

      Thank You for this opportunity. This past week God’s has been pulling me close to him lately. And fo excited to try something new, that will help me learn his word and grow.

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  19. Roz

    Great 1st lesson, thank you! I have all of the supplies on the list! Ready to go.

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  20. BETTY SHAW

    HI TRACIE, I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOU. I RECENTLY STEPPED OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE CUZ I FELT GOD CALLING ME TO TEACH A BIBLE JOURNALING CLASS. WHEN I FINALLY DECIDED I WOULD GIVE IT A TRY, ALL THE DOORS STARTED TO OPEN UP. AND NOW THERE YOU ARE TOO. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHERE THIS WILL LET ME IN TEACHING MY CLASS. THANK YOU BETTY

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Hi Betty! I’m so proud of you!!! Way to go. Let me know how I can support you, ok?

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  21. Kathy

    I’ve always wanted to do Bible Journaling but wasn’t sure exactly what it was. Thanks for this teaching series…I’m excited!

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  22. J. J.

    You are awesome and your lessons literally grabbed me !!! I praise my Heavenly Father daily for leading me to your site. After trying, for six years, to dissect what appeared to be a foreign language, you have provided the key ????. Thank you for your ministry and God bless.

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    • Tracie Rollins

      Amen! That’s so awesome. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

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  23. Kristen Mackey

    Thank you so much for this course! I’m new to. Inkw journaling and already have art supplies but wasn’t sure how to get started . I will definitely be using the GOD method and cannot wait for the next video. God bless!

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  24. Dee

    Some great information, I cannot wait to get started…

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  25. Tammy

    Thank you so much for this class and series. So much useful info. Looking forward to the rest of the classes. Blessings.

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  26. Sherry

    I’ve been thinking about starting art journaling, specifically God’s Word. I don’t want to use my current Bible that I’ve had since 1980 and have been tossing around using a Bible or just a journal book. I think I’ll use the journal book until I get comfortable with the process (and see if I like it) and eventually (maybe) get a journaling Bible.

    I just need a kick in the pants to get started! I’ve done a lot of reading and exploring what others have done… I’ve already been doing the first two steps since I became a Christian and now just need to draw! I think this course will be the kick I need!

    Thanks!

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    • Tracie

      Yay! I hope that you will start! xoxo

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  27. Debie Harmon

    Tracie-you are so beautiful and I am going to tell as many people as I can about this ministry!! I have a class tonight at a local Bible Book Store with several people that are nervous but interested in a fresh form of Bible Study. “If you know Scripture you can change the World” – HOW PROFOUND! I will be praying for this ministry and thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity!! (and ENCOURAGEMENT!)

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    • Tracie

      Thank you, Debi! This means a lot to me. I’m so glad it was helpful. xoxo

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  28. Jean Haynes

    Thank you Rhonda, great start for a beginning class. a little more advanced but I’m going to finish your class . I’m looking forward to a new and fresh look and how your class progresses through the process.
    Jean

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  29. Maria Schneider

    Thank you Tracie. This video was so inspirational to me. I’m not afraid to write in my Bible anymore and
    I’m looking forward to my new found hobby as well as learning to hear God’s voice through scriptures. God bless you!

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  30. Bonnie Kauffman

    After watching a LOT of videos and reading LOTS of blogs, I have a new way to describe Bible journaling. So many of us love the art of scrap booking. Bible Journaling is, simply put, Bible Scrapbooking our journey through life with God. What a beautiful way to honor God and capture His love and guidance.
    I am new to this art form. I have TONS of scrapbook “stuff. Thank you for these classes!!
    Blessings!

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  31. Becky

    Thank you for sharing this information. I didn’t really know how to start with Bible journaling, so this video was very helpful. ❤️

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  32. Marcia

    Thank you for showing that you can Bible journal in a standard Bible with narrow margins, I love that you took the time to explain it. I feel confident now to start Journaling. I belong to the group and kept thinking about a Bible where you can journal, all the while the Holy Spirit told me long as I am reading Gods word I can use my Bible to draw in. Thank you for the confirmation.
    Blessings
    Thank you ????

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  33. Chenoa

    Thank you for sharing how to start with Bible Journaling, I love the video.

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  34. Katie Ford

    thank you so much! God has been directing me for a while to go through the book of Isaiah. I think bible journaling through the book this will help me a great deal!! I have some crayola twistables and a notebook to draw with. I am just a beginner. really appreciate you showing me where to start.

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  35. Angela

    Tracie – Thank you so much for these beginner lessons!! I am new to Bible Journaling and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of it!

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  36. Ruth

    This was very cool. You make it sound so easy. Thank you!!!

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  37. Yolanda Fordham

    WOW! Confirmation of what I have already been doing. However, I never thought of actually drawing in the bible. I have written notes. but mostly I draw and keep a journal. Thanks I feel through your video God answered some unanswered questions I have had for a while. I am going on to the next lesson. 🙂 thanks again. May God Bless and continue to use you.

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  38. Sharon

    I just heard about Bible journaling and when I seen this link, I got so excited! I am looking forward to spending more time in the word and reflecting on what it means to me and then being creative! Thank you so much! I am excited to watch the next lesson.

    ❤️Sharon

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  39. Deborah

    I love the first verse you chose for Bible Journaling! Looking forward to the next day’s lesson!

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  40. Sheila

    So happy to have found you. Although I have been journaling for awhile, I am intimidated as I do compare my work to others This causes me to not journal as much as I would like to do. . I am going to do a scripture each day after watching your video. And thanks for the worksheets.

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  41. Judy Swenson

    I appreciate your approach so much! I look forward to journaling without getting so bogged down that i miss the purpose of getting into God’s Word.

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  42. Lois

    Thank you so much for showing me your study method. I have trouble drawing in my Bible, it makes me feel like I am harming God’s Word. I have highlighted special verses in my Bible.

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  43. Pam

    I’ve never thought to write over the words of my bible. I would have never done that. Well I just did it and it get so good! I even used red marker over the words and can see through it! I also have other bibles in case I can’t see through! So freeing! Thanks!!!

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    • Tracie

      Yay!!!!

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  44. Gina

    Hi Tracie! I’m so glad I found this course. I always wanted to learn how to journal. Your method is understandable and easy. I look forward to journaling in a colorful & creative way. Thank you!

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  45. Janice Fry

    This is awesome!!!! I see I’ve been Bible Journaling my whole life! 😉 the past year I’ve been really into the creative part (stamps/ gelatos/ paints) I am going to be teaching a Bible Journaling Class at my church in the Fall so looking forward to all you are sharing that I can share with our ladies. I’ll also hook them up here too! Blessings and Joy! Jan xxx ooo <3

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  46. Beverly Reynolds

    Looking forward to this journey with you. I need to spend more time in my bible and I feel this will be a way for me to get off to a good start.

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  47. Bambi Tuckey

    Hi Tracie! (It’s Bambi) I love this video! One of your gifts from God is to teach. <3
    I love how you spoke the scripture and talked about it! You made this so easy to understand, and took the stress out of the artsy stuff! lol

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  48. Yvette Taylor Williams

    Thanks Tracie,
    This video took away a lot of my concerns about bible journaling. I stared with some crayons and a journal, now I have a journaling Bible and stamps, paint, colored pencils , gel pens etc. I joined with your ministry on facebook and I enjoyed seeing such inspiring work. I am no artist nor I am crafty, but you have ease my concerns about that as well. I love the Lord and anything I do with Him, I feel must be done to the best of my ability, not to show any particular artistic skill or talent, but to be spirit lead by expressions. looking forward to lesson 2

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  49. Thank you so much!! I am looking forward to this new journey and was a little apprehensive about the drawing because I am not an artist by any means. Thank you for this free workshop, this was a great first video and am looking forward to learning more.. I really do appreciate what you are doing.

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  50. So, I felt God leading me to start a bible journaling group. But…I’ve never taken a “class”. I just do my own thing . Today I found your website! Wow, I feel like God led me here to listen and learn from you!! Thanks so much. I can’t wait for the next lesson!!????

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  51. Patricia

    Thank you so much for the simplicity of this demonstration/explanation – it is truly a blessing to know you really don’t have to be an artist to journaling?

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  52. Dee

    Thank you, Tracie! I look forward to this journey with you!

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  53. Karen

    I signed up for your free course, but have come to this page and video doesn’t work and can’t get it to work on Youtube either???

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    • Tracie

      Try deleting your cookies and refreshing your browser.

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  54. Heather

    Thank you for blessing me through this video. I was like many who wrote here previously, I felt unqualified. I would see elaborate journaling pages online and think I wasn’t qualified to do it. Watching your video released that, and I am excited to find its not about what some one can afford.. It’s simply about God’s beautiful Word.

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  55. Mfreke Enefiok

    So simple and cool! Thanks for sharing!!

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  56. Linda

    Great verse to choose for this first video. I am so anxious for so many supplies but cannot afford them yet. It is encouraging to be reminded to not be envious of others‘ supplies but be content to just start with a pencil and be happy with that sketch and the words I put with it. This lesson also encourages me to spend more time with my own first verse, to really get it into my heart before moving onto another one. I look forward to other lessons at my own pace.

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  57. I absolutely love this course so far and I love the study methods worksheet. thank you

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  58. Joy Maycock

    Thank you so much for your video. It is such an encouragement for someone like myself who loves creativity but is very new to it and not very confident.

    Joy

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  59. Debbie Reed

    Thank you for putting this together, and sharing you time and talents

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  60. Denise

    It says to download the worksheet. I do not see a worksheet. help, please.

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    • Tracie

      It comes in the email that you get with each course day. If you’re having problems with a particular one, please email support@Biblejournalingministries.com and Lonny can help you.

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  61. Bernadette Tidyman

    So easy, Thank you Tracie. I have bought the Bible Journaling book and The Inspire Bible for Creative Journaling. I’m a new baby Christian and I thought this would be a fantastic way for me to spend time reading the word of The Lord while drawing too. Thanks I’m really forward to doing this xxBerne

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  62. Felicia

    That was nice and simplistic. Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Rossana Villagra

    Thank you for sharing this beginners class .. I always wondered but did not know there are several methods .. and that a pencil and paper & bible is good to start .. can’t wait to see more .

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  64. Sammy

    Thanks for taking the time to do this! I’m so excited to connect with God’s word through the gifts of creativity He has given me. I feel like it’s so do-able after your video.

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  65. Louise Mautz

    Thank you for sharing Tracie! I’m so excited to get started.

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  66. Jacqueline Briere

    Hi, I’m new. I started the course today April 20th, 2020 and I have to say I love it. I especially loved the bible verse for today. John 7:38. I am catholic and that verse describes the Divine Mercy Image and the Sacred Heart of Jesus! “let anyone who believes in me come and drink! As scripture says, “From his heart shall flow streams of living water.”

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  67. susanekins805

    Where is the worksheet?

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    • Tracie

      It comes via email.

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      • Yahaira Ramos

        Dear Tracie, I really appreciate your ministry. Your video made me cry. I just felt God nudging to embark on this bible journaling journey. Thank you for providing this! I send you a big hug?. Your video was super inspiring and encouraging! Thank you, thank you! Blessing you and your ministry! Amen!

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        • Tracie Rollins

          Thank you for the big hug!!!! xoxo

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  68. Brigette M

    Just that simple! Loved it!!!

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    • Cynthia Morgan

      Enjoy it

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  69. Earmatene R Richardson

    Hi. This is my first class. I am pleased it sounds so easy. It will help me get more involved in the word of God.
    Thank you.

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  70. Lindie

    Thank you so much for helping me start my bible journaling journey. I’m excited!

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  71. Kavya

    Thank you so much.. I feel so blessed to start bible journaling. Thank you so much God

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    • Joni

      Thank you so much. My finances are really tight. Looking forward to my start at Bible journaling and growing closer to God.

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  72. Patricia

    Would you like to see our finished product of each lesson?

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    • Tracie

      It’s totally up to you. If you post them in the Bible Journaling for Beginnner’s Facebook page, you can tag me so I see it there…plus it encourages others. Or you can email me if it’s private.

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  73. Karin

    Thank you that you make this so easy.

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  74. Melanie Baillie

    I finally got the time to sit down and do some journaling and it was great! Thank you so much for the video, I really enjoyed it and as usual, I was making things much more difficult than they really are. I always think that I have to have the newest and most wanted items to do something. But I can see that it is going to work out just fine with the supplies that I already have, which is a lot. Can’t wait for the next video.

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  75. Jacquie

    I grew up in a pretty strict Lutheran home. My father was an assistant paster and we were NEVER allowed to mark up the pages of the Bible. I have fallen away from the word for many years and have recently been called to get with it! I love journaling and thought this would be a fun way of getting back into God’s word. I am struggling with writing in my bible, ugh! Thank you for your help!

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  76. Katherine E Stephenson

    I love this, I have always underlined scriptures, never considered it journaling till now, I love the idea of stickers, and such in the borders and headers and footers of each page, and on the blank filler pages, but haven’t yet been able to extend into covering any part of the verses, that just my feelings, but love seeing others. thank you for this video, and groups

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  77. Katherine E Stephenson

    Love this, How can i send pics or videoss of my journaling

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    • Tracie

      Just reply to the email I sent you 🙂

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  78. Theresa du Plessis

    Thank you! This is awesome. Keeping it simple and making it about the word!

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  79. Callie Hanson

    Thank you so very much for adding this option to free for those if us scraping by in this crazy world now. Praise GOD! Looking forward to Jesus returning. ❤️?✝️☀️

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  80. Sue

    This was awesome and now I understand exactly what bible journaling is. I can’t wait to get started!

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  81. Cheryll Robb

    Hi, I have looked at a few Bible Journaling videos. I like the idea of journaling in a journaling Bible that I have. I haven’t done too much with it yet. I am kind of one who doesn’t like to cover the words. Just not my thing. I do highlight and underline now and then. I like that you stress that this can be as simple or as detailed as I want it. I like simple. Sometimes. I found your site because I had ordered the This Is My Story This Is My Song hymnal journal from Amazon week or so ago. I like the idea of journaling the old hymns.

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    • Tracie

      Thank you so much for your support Cheryll! I’m glad that we’ve provided something of value to you!!!

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  82. Penny Benn

    Tracie i have begun my first video and loving it . i totally understand what you mean by Pray first and ask God

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  83. Debbie Richmond

    Thankyou for providing these videos. I have been writting in my bible for a long time now but really cant wait to learn how to draw and trace and paint and all those things. So exciting!

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    • Tracie

      It’s my pleasure!

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  84. Annelie Orton

    Good morning. Thank you for the video. It is so refreshing to know that perfection is not needed.

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  85. Cheryl

    I’ve actually been doodling in my Bible for years. I have a pair of pants drawn to remind me of the point the pastor was making using that analogy and my granddaughter added some things that my doodles spiked an interest in. (She rerouted Paul’s journey on a map!) So, I guess it’s not entirely new, but I never realized it was a ‘thing”. I’ve had a few people ask me how I could “mar” my Bible like that. Boy they won’t want to see it now because I’m starting on an even more wondrous journey with Bible Journaling! Thank you SO much!

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