Creating your own wide margin journal is well worth the small effort it requires. There are many options available for purchasing a wide margin journal. I have nothing against purchasing one and I feel there are some good options out there. Ultimately, I decided to create my own. To read more about how I’ve used a wide margin scripture journal and what I like about making my own CLICK HERE.
Looking to create your own wide margin scripture journal?
What You’ll Need:
- Notebook (I bought mine at a dollar store- it’s a composition notebook)
- Pen or pencil (I use a pen)
- Colored pencils
- Glue stick
- Printed wide margin scriptures of your choice (Instructions below)
How to print wide margin scripture chapters:
- Plan what book or chapter of scripture you want to study first. Locate the book online. I went through the scricpture study section of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints website, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures?lang=eng. Bible Gateway, https://www.biblegateway.com/, is another good resource. They have multiple versions of the Bible available.
- After you have located the chapter you plan to start with, select print (Don’t print yet).
- The printing information should come up. Scroll down to options and click on it. There should be an option for margins. Click on margins.
- Change your margins by dragging them to your desired size. I find 3-inch margins to work well. I use letter size paper to print.
How to create your wide margin scripture journal:
- From your printed wide margin scripture pages, select the number of verses you want to focus on for each page in your notebook.
- Cut and paste your selected verses to the page. While I typically paste mine in the center, I enjoy the flexibility of placing them on the side of the page as well (that works well for a page with a large amount of genealogy). I paste a chapter or a few chapters in as I go, depending on the size of the chapters.
That’s it! For more ideas of how I use my scripture journal CLICK HERE.
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