Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bible Tabs- for ME

#18 in the Bible Marginalia Series

Keep the Faith
Deuteronomy 4:9
Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself,
lest you forget the things your eyes have seen,
 and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. 
And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

So, the reality is.....
 I know where the books of the Bible are....
but have a hard time recalling
 specific verses when I need them.
So this past summer,
 I began the project of adding tabs
 to my Bible that highlight favorite key verses for me.
Key words that bring forward a main idea.
It started without a BIG plan
 on how this would work out.

His Mercy-
1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

Our Refuge
Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Unsearchable Things

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me, and I will answer you,
 and show you great and might things, 
which you do not know.

Taking the Bible I have been using
 for almost 20 years and continuing
 the journey of my life meeting 
in His Word.

 This punch makes the tabs-
used card stock.
This is a McGill file tab punch- 
can't seem to find this very one.
But, here is a similar one-
File Tab Punch

Assorted washi tape makes the thin paper
 a bit more sturdy to add the tabs-
 with the Tim Holtz- tiny attacher.


  1. This is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I have a list of "go to" verses, but would also appreciate seeing the list of all the verses that you tabbed.

    1. Hmmm-- @BethSkipper let me see -- may take a bit but that would be great to do-- thanks for the idea

    2. Thank you for your consideration. :-)

    3. Do you have a list of what you have tabbed?

    4. Kim- you can send your email to and I will send you the pdf-- or you can find them under the FILES section in the DC Metro Visual Faith Community- Look near the bottom of the files-

  2. Where can I find that puncher to make the labels? Did you use cardstock for the paper?

    1. -------here is the link for a similar one - can't find the McGill file tab punch-
      yes I used card stock

    2. I do not have a good tab punch. What do you ladies think about using the Avery adhesive (similar to post-it notes) tabs?

    3. Beth- think that is a great option- anything to make it work for you!!! without having to invest in a tab punch

  3. I love this idea. What a great way to find the verse you love quickly.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. This is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing

  5. I love this idea! I just shared this with my facebook group called Hide His Word in my heART and everyone is so excited to start doing this. I really appreciate you sharing this wonderful thought. I can't wait to have as many tabs as you do!

    1. Thanks Amy-- actually working on the list for references for the tabs- had a number of people interested in that so hoping to add that post in the next week!

  6. Great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!! God bless!

    1. working on getting the references for the TABS


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