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Bible Journaling for Boys Series: Post 1

Hi there! Glad to see you again! I am back with bible journaling today except this time I am going to feature my son in action with his new bible journaling printables from my earlier post.

L was so excited to get to use these, he chose the viking helmet to prompt his entry. Once he selected the viking helmet we talked about how vikings are strong. This prompt led us to Psalms 31:24. We read the passage and talked about how God gives us strength through Christ when we need it. That we have hope because of Christ and He makes us brave.

From here, L instructed me on how he wanted his page to go. He picked out die cut letters…

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Then placed and glued the word STRONG to his pages. He colored and cut out the viking helmet to use as his page tab. And then added word stickers and a stamped heart to write out the verse on his pages.

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After everything was adhered he decided to embellish around the stickers like he had seen me do. (They really are always watching us)

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Once finished, we read the verse several more times. I will be honest and say that this particular journaling session was impromptu and not as spiritual, and that is okay. Sometimes it will be more about the art. But, I will tell you this; God will use this. I see a desire growing in him and a joy. We had been experiencing some complaining and negativity from him about going to church where before he was always excited to go. Now, he is wanting to be in his bible so frequently. He is even wanting to share bible journaling with his best buddy next door. (We will have to pray about a friendship entry for them to do together!)

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Our journaling inspiration comes from image prompts like shown in this post; they are also inspired by teachable moments we encounter everyday, scripture reading, song, and any other way that would initiate pointing conversation to the gospel and learning through God’s word.

My heart is so happy about this journey with him. He is a creative person like his momma so being able to get in our bibles together, pray, read, worship, and make art will create lasting experiences and help him to recall lessons.

I am gearing up to do a workshop at our church to share this with others and believe that by sharing this with L and showing others this engaging way to study God’s word at home with your children, they to might experience the same kind of excitement and joy.

Blessings to you my friend!

Do you and your children journal together? Did you notice a difference in their attitude toward church or bible study when you introduced bible journaling to them? Please share!

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