About this speaker
Hi, I'm Charlene, I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. I am every woman. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my husband, Stuart, our three amazing kids (Joshua-James, Isabella and Timothy) a loveable and somewhat quirky rescue dog named Lady and our two very old, very eccentric cats.
I love art and I love the Word. For me, when art and God's Word collide, that is where Bible Journaling begins. I am passionate about teaching others how to creatively express their love for God and record their own spiritual growth through Bible Journaling.
When I first started Bible Journaling, it was something that I was doing on my own, completely unaware that there was a whole community of like-minded souls out there! One morning in 2019 while having coffee with a good friend whom I hadn't seen in ages, we got to chatting about Bible Journaling, "What, you too!?" And so our little Soul Sisters group was born. We started meeting and journaling together and now four years later we have a thriving ministry via a facebook group called Soul Sisters that we use to reach ladies with a creative approach to studying the Bible.
One of my biggest goals is to make Bible Journaling as accessible as possible to as many people as possible and that is why the Soul Sisters group offers free devotionals and printables for our members. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this creative form of study and worship.
In addition to the Soul Sisters group on Facebook, I also have a blog on the Buy Me A Coffee site where I offer more Bible Journaling Freebies as well as a paid Membership Monthly Coffee Club. The Monthly Coffee Club is a more in-depth study focused programme that incorporates Bible Journaling into the learning process. I have also recently expanded the Coffee Club to include a Facebook Group called Artspirations Coffee Club. This group creates a space for members to share their journaling and studies with each other and to encourage one another in their walk with God. The Facebook Group is open to anyone, meaning that you don't have to be a part of the paid membership to join. There are additional Freebies and resources in the Facebook Group so that everyone can join in with the studies and creativity!
When I'm not busy with the Soul Sisters or Coffee Club, you will find me over on YouTube posting fun and inspirational process videos, because who needs to sleep anyway???
The most important thing to remember is that the art and the journaling is for you and for the Lord, it is a part of your personal spiritual journey, and you should never feel the need to compare what you create with others. Each page you create is a special offering of worship from you to the Lord, so stop comparing and go create!
Love & Blessings Charlene