This month we're going to explore the topic of Loving your Neighbor using the Monthly Bible Quilt Journal, "Building on a Firm Foundation."
If you don't have the Monthly BQJ, you can follow along with us using the BQ Calendar, another BQ journal, or whatever personal study materials you have that fit this particular season of your life.
I did a freestyle page on "Loving Each Other' a few years ago, which will give you another idea of how you can use our collection of verses this month.
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 Loving your Neighbor and let's get started!
Add the dates on the September 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.
Thanks to Fran, a local Bible Quilting friend, for curating our collection of verses this month.
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.
As these pages fill up with beautiful scripture, it will be interesting to see what ideas each of us get to do some small acts of kindness to our neighbors and friends.
The Neighborhood template is our featured template this month. We can use verses from our reference list that impact us or create with additional scriptures we've discovered along the way as we've studied this topic.
It's almost September and many families are adjusting to new school schedules. We've got the clipboard template in the BQ calendar to decorate with encouraging scripture to motivate our crews. What ideas do you have for this one?
Mark your calendars for our upcoming fall events. Invite a friend or neighbor!!
Resources that might be helpful to you this month: