Bible Stamps – Deeper Still Lesson 3
Hey there! Welcome to lesson 3 in Deeper Still! In this Bible Art Journaling Challenge series, we’re taking an adventure into the depths of God and this lesson, we’re looking at Bible stamps and stamping tips. And of course… enjoying another devotional in the Word!
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Where I’ve been
I’ve been missing for a while. So long in fact, that I’ve had a number of emails asking if I plan to continue. Thanks for missing me! I can promise you that I have no intentions of stopping anytime soon and simply had to take a break without notice. You deserve to know why I disappeared on you.
After getting home from a 3 week trip abroad, I moved across the country, (very exciting!) and then took unexpected time to recover from a sinus infection. The morning I got up to return to work (at long last!), something accidentally dropped on my head, which caused a minor concussion and sprained neck. Thankfully the doctors expect a full recovery and God has looked after me well. I’ve rested properly, been good to myself and slowly started adding tasks back into my life. This week is my first week back full time and I’m doing really well, all things considered.
My goal is to catch up on this Deeper Still series as the months go on and finish the year on schedule, with the full 12 lessons expected. I have been working on adding to my team so I can achieve more and am looking forward to all that is ahead this year!
But, enough of the personal update, let’s get this challenge started!
Deeper Still lesson 3
In this lesson, I want to show you Bible stamps… that is, all sorts of stamps I think are great for stamping in your Bible. Plus, some stamping tips for stamping in your journaling Bible.
I hope you’ll leave a comment below about your thoughts on stamping in the Bible and any tips or tricks you want to share with us!
I used my Double Column ESV Journaling Bible, for this lesson and the scripture for this challenge is Psalm 62:8 (NASB)…
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Sometimes trust looks a lot like surrender. I know it can feel scary to some.
Have you ever had to do that exercise, where everyone behind you links arms and you are meant to just close your eyes and blissfully fall backwards into their arms with total relaxation? What a vision of what trust looks like… er… does NOT look like. Let’s be honest, we’ve often witnessed or heard of people being dropped in that moment of trusting vulnerably. I have yet to see ANYONE fall back into a whole group of people without any hesitation. Very understandable given the history of humans letting humans down.
I think sometimes as humans, we can mistake that vision as a truth of how it would look to surrender in trust to God. That somehow in our moment of vulnerability with Him, that He would drop us and it would hurt. What we experience with the fallible humans around us, is not always a truth of how things will be with God, who is not fallible.
Trust is something we have to cultivate in relationship and it is only through growing in relationship with God, that we learn the beautiful depths of His unfailing love and how to be sustained by it.
It has been a journey to get this challenge to you today. And yet, the very journey itself speaks to the theme of this series. We’re adventuring into the beautiful depths of God. While I lay in a dark room for weeks, I had a lot of time to ponder God and His depths. He is mysterious, wonderful, kind, gentle and worthy of our surrender. He is not looking for us to surrender in a way that makes our beautiful selves, no longer powerful to impact the world. He is also not looking to control us. No, He is simply looking for trust. In that trust, comes a place of personal surrender which gives way to us learning more of God’s nature and His unfailing love for us.
As we dive into this Bible Art Journaling Challenge today, I want to encourage you to view God as the loving Father that He is. Not as any carnal version of fatherhood you may have experienced in life. Instead, the one who LOVES to put our artwork on His fridge. The one who is safe to fall back into the arms of.
Let’s surrender to Him in some greater way today, because… He is safe and surrendering to Him is not a defeat, but true personal victory.
Bible stamps and stamping in your Bible
I’ve linked a lot of Bible stamps below. You know, some stamp sets which you may enjoy for Bible journaling and that I love using again and again. I have also linked to sections in online shops, which have Bible journaling stamps that you may enjoy checking out.
The nice thing about doing page prep before stamping, is that you don’t have any bleed through. If you’re not familiar with page prep, it’s a technique I developed and you can learn more at www.pageprep.com.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! If you’re new here, we have lots of helpful people in our community who pop into the comments and share ideas and thoughts you may want to check out. If you’ve not seen lesson one yet, I encourage you to start at the beginning so we can go on a journey together in this free 12-part devotional series. It’s not too late to join in, (it never is!) and I’d rather you start anywhere, than not at all.
Bible journaling supplies featured today
As promised, here are the supplies I featured, in this lesson. I hope they help you find anything you may want to try out. These supplies are purely optional and you are free to participate with whatever you have, using the devotional for this lesson.
Links lead to my own sites, or my affiliate partners, DaySpring, Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, Simon Says Stamp, Michaels, Amazon.co.uk and Joy Clair. I occasionally also link to other helpful sites whom I am not affiliated with. When you find products which I’ve recommended through my affiliate partners, this ministry is supported. This has no effect on you and helps impact lives through this ministry. You may view my disclosure for more info on how this works. Thank you. I so appreciate your support, which helps me support your creative journey with God!
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*Scripture quotations taken from the NASB © The Lockman Foundation, used with permission.
*Artwork completed in the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Rebekah R Jones
May 12, 2017 @ 11:32 pm
Thanks for coming and hanging out with me in the Word today! What sort of tips and tricks have you learned about Bible stamps and stamping in your journaling Bible?
sarah j. spires
May 12, 2017 @ 11:37 pm
Rebekah, I am so enjoying your journalling notes as well as your bible study. Based on your recommendation some time back, I purchased Prima Marketing Art Basics Gesso on Amazon and am well pleased with it. Can you tell me the difference between it and your more recent preference Dina Wakley Media Clear gesso. I thought you implied that the Dina Wakley is the “ONLY” gesso that prevents the inks from coming off onto your hand once applied. Is that the case?
Rebekah R Jones
May 13, 2017 @ 12:04 am
I’m glad you’re enjoying them Sarah. Thanks for coming on the journey with me. You are right. I LOVE the Art Basics Clear Gesso for all things except watercolor products and Distress Inks. The water base in them causes them to be able to swipe right off the paper prepped page using any other product besides the newer Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso, which sees to grab hold of those products really well. Because I like to teach in a way that allows people to have a little supplies as possible and the least amount of mistakes along the way, I recommend the Dina gesso 100% of the time because it works 100% of the time. If you like the Art Basics, I encourage you to keep on enjoying it and avoid it at all costs if you use any water based products, replacing with Dina’s instead. If you have not look into my Page Prep course, you may enjoy it. I got into a lot more practical detail and we have so much fun in the Spiritual Foundations series too. Hope that helps. xx
May 13, 2017 @ 12:20 am
Hi Rebekah, I’m so glad to see you’re back and feeling better! Thanks for the tip about using the impressions pad for better stamping; I definitely need to get those.
My favorite Bible journaling stamps are Sweet n Sassy stamps (www.sweetnsassystamps.com). They have some amazing themed sets, which can be used together, but each word is a separate stamp, so they’re great for mixing and matching too.
Rebekah R Jones
May 13, 2017 @ 11:53 am
Thanks Barbara! Yes, that impressions set of the hard plastic with the silicone rubber mat on top really make a great thin, yet hard surface for stamping in the Bible. I’ve not personally tried the Sweet n Sassy stamps but I have heard several people say they like them. Great to see different boutique options out there!
May 13, 2017 @ 1:44 am
I have a question. I noticed you stamped the word surrender one letter at a time. To me the beauty of the clear stamps is that you can stamp whole words at once.
Just curious why you stamped one at a time.
Rebekah R Jones
May 13, 2017 @ 11:55 am
Great question! I agree, clear stamps are great for that sort of thing. I just personally like to get my alphabet letters a bit closer to each other which cannot always happen when they are laid next to each other on the acrylic block. To each their own. 🙂
May 13, 2017 @ 2:20 am
Rebecca, I really enjoyed your devotional! Which company did you get your alphabet stamps on?
Rebekah R Jones
May 13, 2017 @ 11:56 am
Sharee thanks for pointing that out, I did not realize I had not included them in my supplies collection. Sorry about that. You’ll find the set above in the supplies now and it’s by Lawn Fawn. xx
May 13, 2017 @ 2:59 pm
I have been very blessed by your devotional and your tutorial on bible journaling. Thank you very much.
May 13, 2017 @ 4:11 pm
Welcome back, Rebekah. I was so glad to see your name in my email and that you journaling again. I’ve found inspiration in your artistic talent and in the way you embrace God’s blessings in your life. I pray for your continued healing and peace. Paul, in his letter to Philemon, expresses this best: “I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” Love, Becky
May 13, 2017 @ 5:47 pm
Paul spoke so well. Yes, I would agree his words apply to Rebekah and our relationship with her.
So glad you’re back and doing well, Rebekah!
Grace and Peace,
May 20, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
I am so glad you are back and feeling better. It is such a blessing to have a healthy body and all it takes is for an injury or illness to realize how much we take it for granted (as you know so well). Blessings on your continued ministry of Bible Journaling and encouragement!
May 30, 2017 @ 3:25 am
Help, Rebekah. I have tried to subscribe to your challenge and also to your blog without success. When I click on submit buttons, none of them respond. I have also tried this for more than one day in a row. I so want to learn from you! Chrystal
Rebekah R Jones
Jun 1, 2017 @ 8:49 am
I’m sorry that happened to you Chrystal! Technology can be a bit of a mystery at times. Thanks for reaching out! I’ve just subscribed you for the blog, as well as for the Deeper Still challenge series (since we’re discussing this on a Deeper Still lesson). If you would like anything adjusted, you can respond to an email and we’ll take care of it for you. Welcome! <3
Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:34 pm
what is the name of the sheet you used to stick your letters down to the bible and then pull back up again?
Aug 20, 2018 @ 12:09 pm
It’s the Craft Sheet, listed above in the supplies. xx
Jul 10, 2019 @ 1:50 pm
Great lesson and teaching. Enjoyed seeing all your stamps.