Saturday, October 8, 2011

Delve Right In

I have been on a Scripture Marking Spree!

I found some amazing scripture marking ideas from The Red Headed Hostess. AMAZING! And I love personalizing my scriptures. They are full of personal notes and comments about things in my personal life. I hardly ever let anyone use my scriptures, because they have so many personal insights in them.

When I first got my Quad (a set of Scriptures with all 4 Books of Scripture in one book: The Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price) I decided that I would mark every reference from every hymn in the Hymnal in my scriptures. It was very enlightening to see how these scriptures could cross-reference with hymns. Hymns are a wonderful way to accompany your scripture study.

So now I found these "Page Titles" to add to the Book of Mormon. Basically, every page has a title that you write in to your scriptures. This way, you always know what's happening on a particular page and it can help you find scriptures quickly and read in context if you are just randomly selecting a page to read. I thought it was a great idea. I have been staying up late every night this week working on this project.

My workspace

It has really strengthened my testimony of the Power of the Book of Mormon. It's truths are so apparent, even if you are just summarizing events (or pages, in this case). You can feel the Spirit as you read, and write these notes. It has been particularly uplifting to go through the whole story of the Book of Mormon all at once. I was able to make connections and insights that weren't so obvious to me before.

I encourage you to make your scriptures your own, and make notes in the margins that will help you remember the inspirations you receive as you read. This way we will truly "liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning." 1 Nephi 19:23

*Drop me a line if you'd like me to send you a free, non-committal copy of the Book of Mormon.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Sharline, that's such a great idea (about the hymns...) and I've never heard of doing page titles, although when I marked a copy for someone recently, I went to TOWN marking it up! :) I'll have to check that link out! Thanks!

tHe StAiLeYs said...

I did the same thing with the hymns! That is so funny!I love the Red Headed Hostess, she is awesome!

Andrea said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! I've heard of the Red Headed Hostess, but I've never been over there--I'm gonna go check her out right now.

Erin said...

I love this, and I love The Shannon's scripture idea's. She is awesome over there.

Abby said...

What a great idea, I read the scriptures in the hymnal quite often, but it never occurred to me to mark them and relate them to the hymns in my scriptures. Thanks for the idea, I'm going to have to get on that.

Jeff said...

These are some awesome ideas. I’m personally using The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition, edited by Grant Hardy. It’s the standard text of the Book of Mormon (albeit an older edition, but effectively identical), reformatted as prose and poetry for ease of reading. It’s amazing how much clearer it is without the double-column format and verses! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to truly understand the Book of Mormon.

LeAnn said...

I loved your ideas for studying the scriptures. I think the hymn one was awesome. Right now I decided to take an free online class on the Book of Mormon through BYU.
Thanks for your thought!
Living Waters by LeAnn

Sara Love said...

Sharline, I loved reading your posts! Thank you for sharing your personal feelings and testimony. I always feel my testimony strengthen when I hear you share yours. Thanks. And thanks for being a good friend.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

K,I need to get on with my scripture marking and reading!