Gratitude Documented

It’s been a November with much journaling in my Bible thanks to Illustrated Faith and the Gratitude Documented project.  It was really satisfying to journal prompts (almost daily) together with other people from the Illustrated Faith community.  I loved seeing how people took the same idea and had such different responses.  It is wonderful to be strengthened by a community of believers sharing the same praises.  It was fun to make new connections and get to know others better through the art they shared.  Personally speaking, beginning my day with gratitude and a few minutes in my Bible improved my frame of mind all day.  I’m looking forward to beginning an Advent devotional, but I’m a bit sad this month is ending!

If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage anyone to join the Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Community.  This group has over 43,000 members.  I can’t even imagine administrating a group like this, but from my experience, it has been a positive and uplifting way to connect to other people who are journaling in their Bibles, too!

Here’s just a few of the pictures I’ve done over the past month…I’m so grateful that we are created in the image of God to be creative!


I am eternally grateful for my two children…


And grateful for a home to take care of…


And for the friend that I have in Jesus and all my friends.


And grateful for God’s command that we take time to rest!


I am grateful for the opportunity to share the margins of my Bible!  Thank you for following along.

I decided to do the Rooted in Hope Bible Study this Advent, written by a Catholic mama.  It’s a bit of a change for me, but I like how daily planning is combined with Scripture selections for the month of December.  I’ll be posting as often as I can through the month of December on my instagram page.  Historically, December has not been an easy month for me to do quiet time!  But maybe with the combination of good planning and good scripture it will happen.  Blessings!


3 thoughts on “Gratitude Documented

  1. I just discovered your blog (and followed your IG) and am so grateful to have found you! I have a Journaling Bible as well, though I am only recently getting started with it. (I love it!!) Does anyone ever use it as their main Bible? I would love to use it as my main (taking it to church with me and such) but it seems like everyone has a different Bible for that. What do you think?

    • I take my journaling Bible with me to church and use it as a main Bible. I have a hard time remembering chapter and verses, but I find that once I have journaled a passage I can always find it easily.

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