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Meet Georgia Peach (a.k.a. Teresa Burgoyne)! Georgia is an active member of our Facebook group and such an encouragement and inspiration to others.
How did you discover Bible Journaling?
My dear friend, Cyndi told me about it and added me to the Bible Journaling for Beginners group. I am so grateful to her for opening up a new avenue of reading God’s Word.
How has Bible journaling changed you, your life, or your walk with God?
Where do I begin… I’ve been a Christian for almost 50 years. I’ve read the Bible all the way through a few times. I had book knowledge and certain verses and parts would touch my heart but it got to where I was just lukewarm about reading or studying the Bible anymore.
Journaling changed all that.
I’m a visual person. I love arts and crafts of all kinds. By putting the two together, I am actually studying the Word and enjoying it! My spirit is so much more peaceful. I’m actually excited about picking a passage to study. I’m also retaining the info. (Just don’t ask me to memorize. I still stink at that!)
My husband listens to me tell him all about the Biblical Women passages, helps me decide if an idea I have is good, helps me decide on graphics if I can’t decide which one I like best, etc. But I think the best part of all of it is that I feel closer to the Lord. I can hear Him in my heart again and that is beyond thrilling for me. I can’t seem to stop smiling, even when I get irritated, it doesn’t last. You just can’t stay irritated when you’re smiling.
What’s your favorite Bible journaling technique?
I think I love the scrapbook type of journaling. I love to take a graphic and change it to fit my needs. That may be the clothes, maybe an arm in a different position or even meshing two graphics together to make one. I even keep a scrapbook journal for the studies I do that won’t fit in my Bible.
What is one recommendation you have for others who are getting into Bible journaling?
I would have to say that you should never compare your work to the work of someone else. Find a technique you like and make it your own. That way you can’t compare your work because your work is now unique and in a category all by itself.
What else would you like to share:
I think journaling appeals to me in some ways because I have so many health issues that knock me down and keep me in bed. I can journal in bed and it takes my mind off of the pain and puts it on the Lord. I can feel peace wash over me and it will actually ease the pain.
What’s your favorite verse of the Bible and why?
For a long while now I have been leaning on Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – as my favorite Old testament verse. For a New Testament verse, it would be Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. You’ll notice that these two verses are just filled with hope. But they also fill me with the courage I need to persevere on my bad days And last both let me know that the Lord is in charge of my life, He’s got a plan for me and I really can do anything because He will give me the strength to overcome any obstacle I encounter.