homemaking hack #8 : easy, meaningful DIY Scripture art


I shared this verse a few weeks ago after we got back from Hawaii:


And the sky in the background of that graphic was actually the sky I saw when I read that verse and God just kind of smacked me over the head with it. You know how that happens sometimes? You've read the same passage a thousand times before, but all of the sudden the Holy Spirit gives a new meaning to those Scriptures? Oh, I seriously love it when He does that!!

I took a picture of the verses in my Bible with my cell phone so I could remember that moment- being in the sky, remembering God's majesty and seeing just HOW big the east is from the west:


And I wrote about it here last month, but the other day I was looking for photos to print for my gallery wall, and I saw that picture of the verses again. It hit me- my wall art doesn't need to be fancy- it's more important that it is meaningful, and it's worth so much more to me to remember a special moment in time with the Lord! {and what a privilege it is to know His Spirit! ahhhh!}

I printed out that moment in time- and it didn't need to be custom made in Photoshop with special graphics or anything else. It's straight from my favorite Bible, taken on my cell phone, at the moment God was sharing Himself with me:


I've never recorded a moment like that with my cell phone- in fact it seems weird that I did, but I'm so very glad I took a snapshot of it. Every time I see the picture now, I remember the Holy Spirit's presence, and where I was at that very moment- actually in the heavens, 38,000 feet above the earth- seeing how big God is and how small I am, and how I don't deserve what He has done for me.


It's not amazing or perfect wall art by any means, but no hanging decor from Marshall's or IKEA could ever stand a chance against my $2 8x10 in a plain frame. :) I love it.


Does God do that to you too- where you think you understand a verse and He gives it a whole new perspective?


Have you ever photo journaled moments like that? 


What unusual items do you like to hang on your walls? :)



19 comments

Bekah said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to add scripture to photos I take - of nature or whatever. I took a really cool picture of a lion in a zoo about three years ago - very Aslan-ish, and added a verse from Revelation about how the Lion of Judah has triumphed and made big prints of it for gifts. It's my favorite.

Jacqui said...

I started photo journaling daily life this year, & its been really fun! Its made for some fun memories to look back on already. I started a blog for the pics & other things at jacquirroberts.blogspot.com if you want to check it out! I posted a strawberry "ice cream" recipe a while back that would also work great in popsicle molds! I love your blog, too, btw--thanks for all the inspiration!

Adrienne Reina said...

Love this idea...so awesome!!!
Blessings,
Adrienne

Jesenia Montanez said...

Love this scripture and this idea. Blessings! :)

Ulrika said...

I've been meaning to write down all the times God has led me or spoken clearly to me to remember them, but haven't got around to it yet. I really have to. I usually go through them in my mind every now and then to make sure I still remember. :D But I really should write them down. I feel so blessed it's happened so many times now that it's getting harder and harder to remember everything.

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

Love this, Mandy! What a simple, but truly meaningful idea!

Tanya Cordero said...

Love that!

Tanya Cordero said...

I would like to show you some photos of some verses i turned into art. How do i upload thes photos here?

Marlin@ said...

Wow...very touching ! Isn't it amazing how God speak to us ? Love this idea ! came from 5 days 5 ways blog. Glad to found your blog !

Mellissa Rose said...

I absolutely love it - just the way it is! Way more meaningful!

Ginger said...

Beautiful! I'm so stealing this idea.

Mandy said...

Oh, I'll check it out!! thank you for the tip too!! :D

Mandy said...

I know what you mean! And we keep getting older! I need to write mine down more too!

Mandy said...

I don't think it's possible with blogger- but you're welcome to post them on the bh facebook wall- I'd love to see them! :D https://www.facebook.com/biblicalhomemaking

Mandy said...

oh yay- so glad you're here!! thank you for stopping to say hi!!

Mandy said...

thanks girlie!! :)

Mandy said...

thank you, friend! :)

Mandy said...

that's so coo! I love it!!

Angieleigh said...

I'm not quite sure how I managed to find this post again, but I did. A while ago I read about your morning devotions and keeping a journal...well, I have about four notebooks, a special pink prayer journal, and two bibles sitting on the table next to my laptop. Oh and about four different bible study books.

What can I say? You inspire me to drown myself in Jesus.

Anyway, I have been keeping a notebook with bible verses and when I saw this one, I was drawn to copying it down...then saw it twice more. Obviously God wanted me to see it for a reason.

Thank you so much for being so inspiring, Mandy! I look forward to each and every post you make!