The past year, I’ve been working on a not-so-little project, and I’m finally ready for the big reveal! This week, I opened an Etsy shop called Heart and Hive.
If you’ve been a Hive Resources reader, you’ll know that studying God’s Word and equipping others to read and teach the Scriptures is my heartbeat. Instead of posting here on the site, Instagram has become my main communication vehicle (partly because it is easier, and partly because it has waaaaaay more positive vibes).
But after getting lots of emails about my Bible study templates, I decided to open a little shop and share them with you!
If you visit my shop, here’s what you’ll find:
Guided Bible Journals
You’re probably asking: “What is a Guided Bible journal?” Easy! It’s a Bible journal that “guides” you through the process of studying a passage.
The journal follows the inductive Bible study method, which I detail in my book, Sweeter than Honey.
Study pages are organized into the three main parts of the inductive study method – observation, interpretation, application. But don’t worry, these steps are made easy because my template “guides” you through each of these steps with key questions and study prompts.
The journal includes 90 two-page spreads that are not dated, so you can use them to study any passage in the Bible. And, because you know my love for making all things pretty, I gave you lots of room to record everything you uncover in a passage. I even included a large blank box so you could make a chart, doodle, or letter a phrase.
Plus, there are other goodies tucked inside:
~ a prayer list
~ a study tracker to set your Bible reading goals
~ 3 tabbed pages
~ 3 pages for reflection at the end of each section
~ an introductory explanation of the inductive study method
Another fun product in my shop is the Heart and Hive Sticker Book (vol. 1). I have to say, I’m probably the most excited about this – primarily because I’ve been a sticker junkie since I was a kid. (Was anyone else a Lisa Frank fan? Give me alllll those rainbow leopards!)
You might be thinking, “Okay a sticker book is a cute idea, but I don’t really need it for Bible study.”
Well, you’re right. You probably don’t.
I’m pretty sure Martin Luther is rolling over in his grave, but maybe not. Just maybe Luther and the other reformers would see the need to bring beauty to one’s personal devotions with glossy and matte sticker paper. (Yeah, probably not.)
But anyhoo, we’re going with it.
So, to help ensure that these sticker books weren’t entirely superfluous to your study habits, I dreamed up a little line called “Chart Builder Stickers.”
Along with brightly-colored icons and inspirational quotes (things you might find in other faith-based sticker sets), the Heart and Hive Sticker book includes colored headers and a variety of dotted lines to use for making charts in your notes.
Making charts is actually a huge part of my Bible study process. It is incredibly helpful for me to chart out what I see in a passage, so I can visualize the overall progression of a story, theme, or even a command.
I blame veteran Bible study teacher Howard Hendricks. His book, Living by the Book, explains how charts can help you find the author’s original intent in writing a passage. So, maybe Martin Luther wouldn’t approve of the stickers, but Hendricks just might. Maybe.
At least my Mom does. (She’s already signed up to buy 3 sticker books for her friends).