Bible Journaling with Gel Press by Keri Sallee

Good Morning Creatives…

Recently I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across these 2 images:


HHMMM… is someone trying to tell me something?

It made me thing of this well known scripture from Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season,
    a time for every activity under heaven.
 A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest.
 A time to kill and a time to heal.
    A time to tear down and a time to build up.
 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
    A time to grieve and a time to dance.
 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
    A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
    A time to keep and a time to throw away.
 A time to tear and a time to mend.
    A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
 A time to love and a time to hate.
    A time for war and a time for peace.

This scripture was so well loved that it was set to music in the late 1950s by a artist named Pete Seeger and later made famous by the American group, The Byrds.

Bible Journaling Supplies with Gel Press®

For this project, I am using a bible that is called “interleaved.” This simply means that there is a full blank page across from each page of scripture.

When I saw someone journaling in this style of Bible I thought “How fun! Look at all that space!” I think it’s a great addition to my traditional journaling bible.

I used my  Gel Press ® 8×10 Plate and the NEW Impressable Plate in Overlapping Circles.



Picture Tutorial

To make this easy, I made this little Picture Tutorial for you!
Check out How to Use Gel Press in Bible Journaling by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.//


Ready for my closeup…

Here are closeups of the 2 pages.

Bible Journaling with Gel Press by Keri Sallee

Bible Journaling with Gel Press by Keri Sallee

What does it all mean?

There is a season to be the caterpillar and there is a season to be the butterfly.

Don’t be so scared of flying as a butterfly just because it’s different from crawling like a caterpillar.

Both are important. Why?

It’s all about balance.

The caterpillar has to happen for the butterfly to spread it’s wings and fly, but if the butterfly never comes out of the cocoon to fly, there would never be caterpillars.

Why must there be good and bad things that happen?

It’s all about balance.

If only good every happens, would you TRULY appreciate that goodness if you’ve never faced the bad?

If only bad every happens, could you even have HOPE that good even exists?

So the next time the things happen, remember there are seasons in life. Don’t be scared of them.

Until next time,



Keri Sallee, Contributing Artist for Gel Press



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