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Pat Maier

Pat Maier is a pastor's wife and former Lutheran educator who lives with her husband in Brighton, Michigan. Pat enjoys writing, drawing, and imagining to inspire others in their walk with Jesus. She is currently involved in planning and presenting at retreats and women's events in the Michigan District, as well as teaching about visual faith. She finds great joy in nature, gardening, and spending time with family.

Recent Posts by Pat Maier

What You Need to Know About Bible Journaling

Bible journaling is a thing right now. Instagram is filled with photos of people strategically placing their margin drawings alongside their coffee cup and a vase of flowers.

Christmas Marginalia

Just in time for Christmas, three new margins for you to use in your Journal Bible. Enjoy!

Journaling Bible Marginalia | Free Download

We hope you are enjoying journaling while you read your Bible. Here are some more great Bible marginalia from Pat Maier. Enjoy!

"A Mighty Fortress" Bible Marginalia

So often I hear rich truths from the Bible in the lyrics of a hymn. "A Mighty Fortress" brings to mind the imagery of several psalms, including Psalm 46 and Psalm 18. Since I've already shared a margin for Psalm 46, I decided to connect these words with God's Word in Psalm 18:2. What a mighty fortress is my God—my rock, my refuge, shield, deliverer, and stronghold. He is my salvation!

Bible Journaling: What Might I Put in the Margins?

Marginalia is the ancient term for any words, markings, or drawings added to the blank spaces around the text on the pages of a book. Bible marginalia is nothing new---monks did it, Bach drew inspiration from it, and my grandmother did it. Many of you are already in the habit of adding notes in your margins!