Do you color-code highlighted scriptures?
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:09 PM
I also used to put little strips of tough tape on the edge of the page right beside where key scriptures were found, and color coded them. These act as thumb tabs for easy flipping. To this day I can get to James 1:5 in a a nano-second.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:12 PM
Edited by Just_A_Guy, 14 December 2009 - 04:18 PM.
--Roland Young ("Uncle Willie"), The Philadelphia Story
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:20 PM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:29 PM
I wish the margins were bigger so I could have more room for notes and thoughts. I'm going blind in my old age, too, so I'm considering at some point getting a large-print edition, which I assume would also have larger margins.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:52 PM
What benefit do you think color coding might bring to your scripture study?
Well to be honest, I don't have the best memory. So, if I can actively highlight and come up with a system for organization of scripture type, it'll aid me in remembering. I feel like interacting with it in this way, along with taking notes will help for referencing later. MormonMusic's idea seems good.
I saw another church member who instead of highlighting, drew boxes around passages with colored pencils, so that could be a good idea. Thanks for the input.
Edited by coyotemoon722, 14 December 2009 - 09:34 PM.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:11 PM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:44 PM
Over a year and a half, I read all of the standard works from cover to cover . But when I just want to finish the scriptures, I don't get as much out of it. So now I'm doing topical studies and color-coding as I choose the topics I want to study. These are the topics I've chosen so far:
-Temple scriptures: not ones that just mention the temple, but ones that talk specifically about what goes on--for example, Paul's questioning of why baptisms for the dead are done. Also, direct quotes from the temple definitely get highlighted.
-Prophecies: for these, I use three different shades of orange. In the lightest, I highlight prophecies yet to be fulfilled. With the middle, prophecies being fulfilled. And with the darkest, prophecies already fulfilled (I mark the scriptures where these happen if their fulfillment is in the scriptures). By doing light to dark like this, if these states of prophetic fulfillment change, I can adapt.
-Atonement scriptures: these are really hard to decide. Do scriptures that mention baptism but not the atonement count? What about repentance and the resurrection? I started with overt ones about the atonement, and maybe as I continue my study others will seem to fit the bill.
-Trials, tribulations, adversity, etc. - I highlight all the scriptures I can find about how God will help us overcome trials and adversity.
These are all I have done so far, but I'm sure more will come! I'm thinking about doing healings and miracles next.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 06:55 AM
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