Bible Journaling with Diana | Speak Honest Words

My Church was working through a wonderful series called Salty & Lit, centered on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. If we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, what does that look like?

One thing we can do is to be honest. To speak with integrity.

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“But let you ‘yes’ mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37

We are to set the example. We are to be the people who light the way for others to find their way to Jesus. How can we do that if we are deceiving others or wavering and have no follow through on what we have promised? We also need to remember that our ‘yes’ and ‘no’ should align with what God commands us to do.  Should we agree to something when we know it is wrong? Should we decline offering help when we can?

Be slow to speak. Be slow to answer. Rely on His truth.

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I kept this entry pretty simple.

  • Swipe a quick background of some Brea Reese Watercolor Cremes (a similar look could be done with Faber-Castell Gelatos, or even acrylic paint as I have shown before). I chose purple, yellow, and gold to match the colors of the kit.
  • Use the kit stickers to make a title. The yellow alphas are from this month’s kit, the purple ones are from a sold out kit, but pink are still available and you can definitely dig through your stash and use what you have. If you’ve run out of letters, get creative: use a pen to turn that F into an E or an R. Use a zero when you need an O. Flip a U and make in an ‘n’.
  • Add some of the cute washi tape from the kit and a bow clip or tab.
  • Journal sermon notes or a prayer. I took notes in my She Reads Truth bible that I use for daily reading, I use this journaling bible for art and prayers.
  • Done.


These kits are beautifully designed and written. But they are also so versatile. I encourage you to use them in additional ways that may not be the ‘traditional’ or even recommended verses.



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