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Hey y’all, Tiffany here.
I got a new set of scriptures for the new year to start off the Come, Follow Me curriculum that we’re studying this year. I’m extremely excited, because I’ve been using the same scriptures I got before my mission – and took on my mission.
Since I came home from my mission 10 years ago this year, they’re pretty well-loved at this point.
Phillip also gave me scripture-safe highlighters for Christmas with 8 different colors. I wanted to be deliberate about how I did my marking, but I also wanted to make it meaningful.
In the past, I’ve always used a Pentel 8 Color Automatic Pencil and most of the time followed this marking guide. I also colored based on whether items were about my mission, about the temple, and other broad categories.
However, this time I wanted my scripture marking to really help me develop and grow as a person. After spending several days thinking about it (and getting input from our Facebook group), here’s what I’ve come up with:
- red – love of God
- pink – motherhood and family
- green – temple and covenants
- light purple – blessings
- dark purple (or gray/black) – warnings, curses
- blue – doctrine
- orange – principles
- yellow – applications
Red – love of God
Pink – motherhood and family
Green – temple and covenants
Light purple – blessings
Dark purple – warnings
Blue – doctrine
Orange – principles
Yellow – applications
The first 5 colors are fairly self-explanatory, but it took me a long time to figure out the differences between doctrine, principles, and applications. I still don’t think I have it down all the way, actually, but I plan on reading Increase in Learning by David A. Bednar to understand further.
Here is a chart I made for myself to help explain the differences:
Finding examples and seeing how they tied together helped me understand the difference between these three aspects of the gospel.