Saturday, March 14, 2015

What Do You Have in That Bag?!?

I have a bag that I carry, known around here as Mom's Bible Study bag.  Recently I've been asked by numerous people, "What do you carry in that bag?" So I thought I'd show you!  Here's the top view. 
 It's a Thirty-One bag, I'm not sure that they even make it any more?  But it is super sturdy!  I don't carry a purse, the red pouch is my wallet and I just throw everything else in this tote.  There several pockets on the outside, this side is where I keep my nametag for Bible Study Fellowship.
 On this side I keep my Post-It note pads and apparently my cheese sticks.
 Front view - I should call my bag in June is busting out all over.  Except she isn't.  All the seams are perfectly intact.
 Big books - I've got my Beth Moore Daniel study, a borrowed copy of Dianne Craft's Brain Integration Therapy, my planner, the green folder has my Bible Study Fellowship work in it, my Sunday school teacher's guide, an old Beth Moore Living Beyond Yourself that I'm copying notes out of, and a BJUPress catalog.
 I've got some Happy Mail in there, ready to mail out.
 Small books - my Bible, "Still Alice" (highly recommend), "A Thomas Jefferson Education" (also highly recommend), notebook, True Woman Manifesto (this always gets moved to last on my priority list, unfortunately).
 I've got two spiral bound notecard books, for scriptures for memory work, my wallet, my earbuds, van key with adorable keychain made my talented good friend, Jill and pencil pouch.

My pencil pouch is a bit on the full side as well.  I'm pretty particular about my writing utensils, I like a dull pencil but I really like these mechanical pencils, the lead thickness is 1.3mm, whereas a standard mechanical pencil is 0.7mm.  Standard pencil lead always breaks on me, but not these.  They are great!  I've also got my colored pens and watercolor pencils for Bible journaling, lots of medium thickness ballpoint pens, highlighter, and pretty Sharpie.
So, now you know, when you see me schlepping my Bible study bag around, what's in there!  I enjoy having everything right in one place.  If I get a chance to head to the coffee shop to work on Bible study homework, it's all in there.  When it's time to drive to guitar lessons and sit for an hour, I'm prepared.  When I settle in to my favorite chair to study my Bible, I've got everything I need gathered together.  If I want to go to bed early, I just lug the bag upstairs. 

Do you have a special space where you always read and study or do you have a basket or bag you store all of your needful things in?


  1. So, I see another reason I related to you! I love 31!! :) I so have a thing for bags. How fun to peek at your bag and organization. I have a thing for certain kinds of pens and pencils and markers too. You've got me wanting to try the 1.3 mechanical pencils. That reminds me, I did have a mechanical pencil I really liked and I haven't used it for a long time. Hmmm. Wonder where it is...and if it is 1.3? I do the spiral bound notecard thing and I've done different setups for Bible study organization. Sometimes I've carried everything in a bag. Right now I have a bin by my chair in the living room.

  2. Oh, and I loved the Daniel study!

    "Daniel's Book, Just a Quick Look.."


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