I stumbled across Kari's bible journaling pages on Pinterest in the winter of 2013. I had been marking up my Bible fairly regularly, but I wanted to improve my study skills instead of relying on the notes and writings of others.
My biggest struggle with most Bible studies is subject matter and the length homework assignments that go with them. I find most Bible studies directed towards women are either topical devotions with little real meat from scripture, or lots of theological studying with little emphasis on practical application. I'm most strongly drawn to studies that balance the two and equip me to study the Word leaning on the Holy Spirit for clarity.
What I like most about the Journal and Doodle studies is that Kari gives good guidance to facilitate diving deep in the Word, without telling you how or what you should be thinking. The doodling aspect is helpful to me because as I literally draw out what I'm reading, the lessons become more meaningful and memorable and I start to see the connections throughout the books of the Bible.
I'm an artist by nature, but I don't want to get lost in art and forget the reverence for the holiness of scripture. The emphasis cannot be on my artistic ability, but instead on His truth. The Journal and Doodle studies help me keep that in check. I can get creative in my Bible and journal, but scripture and revelation is the main focus.
These studies are along the vein of in-depth inductive studying, without being overwhelming. There are gentle guided suggestions with the freedom to be as creative or simple as you'd like, creating Bible and journal pages that help you retain the messages and teaching in scripture and help you unfold the truths within the pages.
I like that they are in small manageable bites that make digging deep in the Word attainable for a busy mom of many children.
Thank you so much Lisa!
If you'd like to see the currently available studies,
please click here. And be sure to check back this Saturday to get your own copy of Journal and Doodle through Galatians!