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True Love {Valentine's Day Inspired Bible Journaling}

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you are married or dating and spending this day with your significant other, or single and celebrating with your friends, I hope that your day is filled with love!

While we usually do associate this day with that romantic love, it truly is a day to celebrate each and every type of love- the love for our spouse, our children, our friends. In that, it is important to remember the ultimate love: God's love.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, I decided to do a little journaling based upon the ultimate definition of 'True Love' found in John 3:16.

"For God so loved the world, He gave His only son."

This may not be the first verse that we think of when talking about love (after all 1 Corinthian's 'Love is...' is a wedding staple), but it reminds us that this was the ultimate show of love. It wasn't roses or chocolates or fancy jewelry, but the gift of Christ. Wow, what a love. That's certainly something worth celebrating.

About this page:

The background was created using the credit card method and acrylic paint- Craft Smart brand Bright Red and Pink Blast. I chose to give this a very traditional Valentine's Day look with those classic colors. I then cut and layered on a doily using a simple glue stick. You can find doileys just about anywhere this time of year, even Dollar Tree. I've used these in my journaling before, but have always thought they were ideal for Valentine's Day so I was excited to incorporate that. The candy hearts heart (sent to me via happy mail) was another perfect way to bring in that classic Valentine's Day imagery. A love die cut and Illustrated Faith alpha stickers in black really popped out among those softer colors. Some craft string tied it all together and I marked my page with a gift tag (purchased during a Target clearance sale several years ago). I love how all of these various elements came together for a classic look, but a strong message of what true love really means.

Are you doing any Valentine's Day journaling? What verses do you feel best define love? 


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