Scrapbook Journaling: Connecting with the Maker and How You Can Too!

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Several years ago, I began jounaling with the Lord in a new and amazing way called scrapbook journaling. The Lord was calling to spend more time with Him, and yet still be creative in how I worship and spend time with my Maker. He showed me that I could combine my love of creativity through scrapbooking with my love of journaling. Some days, I simply journal to the Lord. Some days I have a desire to create a piece of artwork for Him. What I am sharing with you today is more of the creating part of scrapbook journaling.

If you would like to know more about scrapbook journaling and how it has enriched my life spiritually, go here and here.

Typically when I scrapbook journal I clear off a spot at the kitchen table. I get out my journal, scrapbook supplies and open my Bible. It ends up being such a beautiful time together. Since I have been doing this for several years now, my boys now love creating pages for the Lord as well, like this one they did for this past Easter. What a wonderful time we get to create, journal and spend time together with our Maker together!

Scrabook journaling

I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest. When I created the page shown, I was meditating on Jesus, Good Friday and Easter. As I designed the page I wanted to create a subtle image of a cross. By creating a cross, I cut out 6 paper hearts. The largest heart represents Jesus. The two pastel hearts turned outward, represent my husband and I. The three hearts with blue on top of the hearts in a line represent our three children. 

The cross represents so much to me.

The cross is where Jesus paid the debt of all our sins- for myself, my family, and for every single person reading this! He loves us that much friends! HE LOVES YOU!

Lastly, I really liked the string added from the design that originally inspired me, so I wanted to add it to my page for my Maker. When I laid each string under all the hearts I instantly thought of the verse in Colossians 1:17 that says,

“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

He holds every part of our life together. Praise God for that! The good days, bad days, and even the hard days. He is still there holding us together all the time whether we know it or not.

Because the top heart is representing Jesus on my page, it illustrates that Jesus is the head of our family. And Jesus is the head of the church. He should be the first and foremost of everything in my life. Colossians 1:18 says, 

“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”

Don’t you {LOVE} how the Lord speaks to each and every one of us? 

Here I am creating something for Him, and He still wants to give something back to me. He loves to bring scripture back to our remembrance. He loves speaking to us! What He did in that moment completely confirmed to me once again how He {LOVES} to give to us, even in our feeble attempt to give to Him. Oh, how I {LOVE} My Maker!

unitesHe desires to speak with us

He yearns for intimacy with us

He wants to connect with us through…..

  • Scripture
  • Writing
  • Creativity
  • Music
  • Being still
  • Worship
  • Scrapbook journaling
  • Everything we do

 

Our Maker is constantly trying to connect, teach, reveal and love us back while spending time with Him. That is why I love scrapbook journaling, it is a time I get to spend with my Maker in a unique and creative way.

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I have found when our family keeps Jesus first within our family that makes us So Happy Together!

“He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them– he remains faithful forever.” – Psalm 146:6 (NIV)

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12 comments

  1. Rebekah says:

    I love the creativity and beauty that you bring to time with Jesus! Thank you for inspiring us to be creative, to look for beauty and to add that into our time with the Lord! Blessings from Grace & Truth!

    • devotedtomaker says:

      Dianne, I am so glad you loved it. I know it’s not for everyone, but I do want to encourage everyone to connect with their Maker, however that maybe. God will guide you. And if I recall Dianne from reading one of your amazing posts, I believe it is through your love of music! Blessings!

  2. Ruthie Gray says:

    Johanna, super post! I love how the boys get into it now too, you are laying a path for them to worship their Maker! Your design is so well thought out and pretty. The verse God brought to your mind was powerful and the icing on the cake. Women need to know they can worship God in all they do, and this post shows exactly that. Can’t wait to share tomorrow, friend! 🙂

    • devotedtomaker says:

      Thank you, my friend!! I am so thankful for you and your kind words. You encourage me so much, I pray God blesses you immensely for doing so. And you are so right, “Women need to know they can worship God in all they do…” Blessings sweet friend!!!

  3. Lizzy Ainsworth says:

    Love this, when I was teen I scrapbooked my way through Lisa Bevere’s book, Fight Like a Girl while Mum read aloud to us for homeschool. I loved that book but didn’t realise what an impact it had made on my life till my younger sister pointed out that I didn’t have any of the self esteem issues like she did, and that the book had really helped her when she read it in her early twenties.

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