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Bible Journaling: Handwriting Tutorial and Lent

Bible Journaling ChallengeWelcome to Tuesdays to Create, a weekly Bible journaling challenge from Move the Mountains. Today, I will be  giving a handwriting tutorial and talking about Lent.

Last week we focused on finding something to give up to God for Lent. It was probably something that was based on an emotional wound that keeps us from living in God’s truth.

With Lent beginning tomorrow, I want us to remember why we can do this…because Jesus has set us free. Let’s open our Bibles to Luke 4 and talk about a few techniques that can help us improve our handwriting!

Written instructions for handwriting tutorial:

Today, I want you to remember why you can give up this thing you are giving up for Lent: Christ has set you free.

Lent begins tomorrow and beginning a new habit can be difficult for the first 20 days, but usually after that things start to get easier. So, for this first half stretch of Lent, it is important for you to focus on your why.

1. Either in your journaling Bible or on copy paper or in your journal, I want you to write: “Christ has set me free”, or “Jesus has set me free”. Focus on the tools that I talk about using: a pencil with a good eraser, a ruler, and above all, an alphabet to copy!

2. Read Luke 4:14-21. Write about it in relation to what you are giving up, so in these first few days where the difficulty will be at its highest, you will have something you can refer back to and encourage yourself.

3. Remember that what you are doing is a choice and it is honoring God and He is so pleased with you for taking His Word seriously. Going to that quiet place with Him will be key in learning to draw upon His strength.

****Free Printable****
Here is a printable that will help you fill in the gaps! We originally shared it during the 31 Day Challenge. Click here to learn more!

Do something today that your future self will thank you for!

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Amanda Schenkenberger

I'm a wife to a hard working man and a mama of four little adorable boys. We live near Portland, Oregon and we love it. Portland has a great vibe and we love sharing the good news of the gospel with the people here.

I'm a stay at home mom first, then a work at home mom. The kids have to come first. I love people, hiking, coffee, converse, and Jesus. I also love coffee. And another favorite thing of mine is coffee. :) If you like coffee, we should be friends.

My one ridiculous dream I'd really like to come true is to collect one of every Starbucks mug that is related to a city or country.

Have a blessed day!


  1. Hello Amanda- I am following your Tuesdays to Create Bible journaling. You recently sent an e mail tutorial about handwriting- recommending a book on calligraphy which I purchased. You suggested copying a passage in the book of Acts in our Bible journals- I cannot remember which chapter and verse of Acts that you suggested…please help! I think the passage was towards the beginning of Acts. Could you please e mail me the passage.??
    Thank you for your help.
    Mary L. shoesy48@comcast.net

    1. Hiya Mary!

      Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, I am not sure which video you are talking about because in several I talk about handwriting and the Modern Caligraphy book. I am having difficulty recalling which one I talk about Acts in, I’m sorry! But here is my latest handwriting video I sent back in January: https://youtu.be/ooBqO_8LNjc

      I also have one about Lent, here is the link to that one: https://youtu.be/2ImSQ5UTipc

      Please let me know if this helps!


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