Who has ever thought of writing in their Bibles? Who has been scolded for it? Well, these days new Bibles are coming out encouraging, calling our creative side out. And no punishment given ;)

Last Sunday morning, I stopped at Family Christian Store for Bible journaling. They placed on the table a book with different ways to journal. Some had pictures you could color and others had lines for either drawing or writing on.

This specific store I visited, gave a variety of stickers, no-tear tapes, paint, markers, crayola pencils, etc. After explaining Bible Journaling, they let us roam our creative side. We colored. We talked. Some painted. Some stickered hearts and taped musical notes.

This event was only one hour. But it didn't feel like one hour passed. After the event, we all sat for a little longer talking. Then, went on our ways.

I liked this event so much and hope Family Christian Store does this frequently. It gave me a chance to meet new people. The manager and one of her employees who led Sunday's Bible Study were so nice. The manager mentioned a little bit about Family Christian that most people don't know. She also mentioned her mission trip to Haiti and meeting the children there.

There were only five in our group- a rather small group. But that gave us a chance to talk and express ourselves. A lady that sat beside me (I talked to her before we sat down at the table) helped me find an Inspire Bible Journaling book. We thought they ran out of those, but she found a few in another area. This same lady also gave me a name to locate online that does Bible Study because I struggle with reading the Bible at times, she thought it would be helpful. I have thought of doing Bible Study. So, that is something I will look into!

Since I purchased my new Inspire Bible, I have found I am inspired by how much creativity I can do while reading the Bible. This helps me focus and remember what I am reading and makes me feel good and relaxed.

So for all those hiding their creative side in their Bibles. Forget all the rules and express yourself! It's a fun way to relax, meditate, and focus. While doing all three you are also praying, too. It's like singing, twice you pray! Right? And... you don't get punished for it :P

*This blog was first posted for a daily prompt on Wordpress July 24, 2016. It has been revised.*

*peace&God Bless*

Published by Lisa Maria