Hello and welcome to the Joy Clair January Release hop! I'm excited that you are here and hope you enjoyed Cornelia Wenokor's project. I'm here to share my creation using the amazing Joyful Noise Bible Journaling Set.
Before I get started with sharing my project, I thought I'd review a few details about our hop. Please check them out!
The Hop features FOUR new stamp sets that can be purchased right now at Joy Clair! They include:
Joy Clair will be awarding TWO lucky hoppers $25.00 gift cards to the Joy Clair Store! The only requirement is that you visit each stop on the blog hop and leave a comment on their blog post. You have from today until January 11th at midnight EST to complete the challenge. If you do, you'll be in the drawing to receive one of the fab gift certificates!
So now, let's get on with my share:
I was inspired by the sentiments and music notes in the Joyful Noise Bible Journaling Set. For some reason, I don't often journal from the Old Testament so it was a joy to page through in search for a perfect verse for this set. Most of my thoughts and ideas revolved around the obvious: Psalms, but I wanted to dig a little deeper...and not focus on a Book that was obvious. There were a few in the Old Testament so I was called to study Exodus...and that's what I did.
To add a bit more "age" to the piece, I rubbed a bit of Gold Pan Pastels and Antique Gold Rub-n-Buff on the pages and edges. To finish the piece off, I added a little ribbon tab for easy reference later. I also macramed a little book mark for this page.
Such a beautiful sentiment. Actually, there are several sentiments so I know it will be a joy paging through my bible, studying His word and searching for just the right verses that call me hang around a little while longer...Yes, that's what Bible Journaling does for me...It helps me linger, reflect and think...that's what we all need sometimes, right?
In Exodus 15 verses 1-3, Moses and the people of Israel sang. They sang to the LORD saying:
"I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and rider he has thrown into the sea. The LORD is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war, the LORD is his name."
I spent some time reviewing and studying the Song of Moses to gather additional perspective and I sought some of my favorite bible study sources. I also searched youtube so that I could HEAR some interesting reflection and a few sermons. I listened to this pastor's study and sermon and enjoyed it so much. It's quite lengthy, but worth the listen.
I hope you enjoyed my bible share today. I hope it filled your heart and helps you remember to SING!
Please hop over to Donna's blog to see what she has to share. Thanks for stopping by and remember, if you love this set (or any of the sets released this month) please make sure to go shopping! :)
Kerry Urbatch (That's ME!)