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Holy Spirit

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

2023 Monthly Bible Quilt Journal

For May 2023 we're going to explore the topic of the HOLY SPIRIT in the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal, "Building on a Firm Foundation."

If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, follow along with us using the BQ Calendar, another BQ journal, or whatever personal study materials you have.

Over the past few years I've done some freestyle BQ pages on the Holy Spirit as part of my sermon note-taking.

Sermon notes on Holy Spirit in Bible Quilt journal

One of the benefits of Bible Quilting sermon notes is that I can refer back to them to focus on a particular topic, gleaning new perspectives over time.

Holy Spirit of Comfort #sermonnotes in Bible Quilt journal

The Holy Spirit is such a multi-faceted entity that each of us can gain new insights as we explore this month's verses together.

You may access the year's full list of references as a free printable with code FREELIST. They're formatted as bookmarks, so cut out the one on Holy Spirit and let's get started!

Add the dates on the May calendar page by handwriting them, stamping, or applying stickers. Then add the daily verses, the next BQ Zoom chat, and whatever devotional goals you may have for the month.

Cut out the colorful "Holy Spirit" title from the back of the journal to adhere to the page. Color and decorate with washi tape or seasonal stickers.

May page in 2023 Monthly Bible Quilt Journal

Thanks to Alice, a Bible Quilter in Alabama, for curating our verses this month.

Holy Spirit reference list and flip card set

Writing out the scriptures onto a flip card set helps us become familiar with the verses and the surrounding passages to understand it in context. Once completed, the flip cards make a handy personal reference or a resource to share with a friend who might need extra encouragement from the Word.

If you want to shorten the time spent prepping your flip cards, we've got a digital version of all the verses typed out and formatted. Just print and cut, then slide the cards onto a binder ring!

After you've gotten your scriptures gathered up, you're all set to begin the 2-page spread in the Monthly BQ Journal. It's also available as a printable if you don't have the journal or would like an extra to share with a friend.

2-page template spread on the Holy Spirit

Ready to fill up these pages with beautiful scripture?

We also have the featured template of the month, the Dove, designed by Alice.

Dove template

Mary Jo has already completed her colorful page and graciously shared some typed verses she formatted in a variety of fonts that can be converted to sticker sheets.

Names of the Holy Spirit on the Dove template
Names of the Holy Spirit (by Mary Jo)

You can have fun decorating the Dove template with a colorful background!

New template release: Teapot & Teacup set designed by Mary Jo

Dogwood blossoms in the spring

It's almost May!

Let's appreciate the spring flowers and the mother figures in our lives.

Floral wreaths (May in 2023 BQ Calendar)
May in 2023 BQ Calendar

Mark your calendars for our next BQ Chat to discuss this month's topic and some Mother's Day pages:


Resources that might be helpful this month: May 2023

Please add YOUR completed pages in the Comments below to develop a resource for our whole Bible Quilt community!

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Jul 09, 2023

My version of the Dove template is detailed more in this post.


Jul 09, 2023

My completed 2-page spread on the #HolySpirit:

#May2023 #monthlybiblequiltjournal

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