On Keeping a Scripture Journal
I’ve been keeping a scripture journal since I was a teenager. For a while, my journal consisted of lists and lists of encouraging scriptures to send to the 18 LDS Missionaries I was actively writing (ahem). But now my journals are much more personal. I love this method of digging deeply in the Word of God for many reasons. I’ll share just a few today.
The pages on Missionary Work (above) and Charity (below) are examples of ways I’ve tried to further my understanding of scriptures. I studied Doctrine and Covenants 4 and used the bible dictionary, cross referencing other scriptures and a plain old dictionary to define the characteristics of a missionary.
This practice of studying and learning scripture has been tremendously successful for me. Of course, I’m not perfect and I go through spells when I don’t study as deeply. But when I am in the habit of studying this way I look forward to getting up early to spend time in The Word.
I look forward to being able to pass these journals on to my children someday, in the hopes that my love for the Gospel and for my Heavenly Father will come through in the pages I’ve created.
Favorite Resources for my Scripture Journals
I love and adore Gelly Roll pens for adding color.
I currently use a lined leather journal (similar) but it’s almost full and I’ll be needing a new one very soon.
Prismacolor colored pencils are my all-time favorite. I dream of one day owning this set .
“Write down in a secure place the important things you learn from the Spirit. You will find that as you write down precious impressions, often more will come. Also, the knowledge you gain will be available throughout your life”
(Richard G. Scott, Ensign, June 2002, 32.
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