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I’ll admit it. I’ve always had trouble memorizing Scripture. I’ve used that as an excuse to not even try many times before but since we’ve moved to a church who memorizes a new verse together every month I’ve really been working at it. I’ve tried different methods so I thought I’d share a few with you.
Starting with how to make Bible verse wallpaper for iPhones. Most of my adult life I’ve written verses on Post-It Notes and stuck them around my home, office, and car. But now that I have a smart phone I look at it multiple times throughout the day. What better place to put the verse I’m trying to memorize?
These work on my iPhone 5c and my husbands newer and larger iPhone 6+. I’m supposing it will work on other models, you’ll just have to tweak it a little bit.
I used a website called PicMonkey to create these. There is a free version and you can easily do this with that version. I upgraded to the paid version (Royale) ’cause I wanted some of the extra features for other projects. I’ll let you know which graphics below have the extra features in them. You can also click on the banner below and get a free trial of Royale.
- Go to PicMonkey and click on Design. Here you’ll find a list of all the things you can do to your photos or graphics on the left side of the page.
- Click on the top button (Basic Edits) on the left side of the page.
- Click on Resize (last button in the Basic Edit tab).
- Change size to 1001 x 1668. Make sure the “Keep proportions” box is unchecked. Click Apply. (NOTE: I’ve found that these numbers don’t have to be exact. You’ll be given a chance later to adjust the size on your phone.)
- If you want to add a color click “Canvas Color” and choose the color you want. I left mine white for a high contrast.
- Next to add text, click on the text button (Tt) and you’ll see a list of all the fonts you have available. If there is a crown next to the font that means it’s a Royale feature that you only get if you have the paid version. Choose your font and click the box at the top marked “Add Text”.
- A box will pop up on your editing area. I estimated the space needed for the time and “slide to unlock” at the top and bottom of the screen and adjusted the text box in the center of my graphic.
- Then just type in the verse you want.
- Hit “Save”, name your graphic, and “Save to my computer.”
Here’s our verse for January that I created. This is the Geo Sans Light font. A great one to use when you have a long verse.
Feel free to download and use my verses if you want. And in case you’re tech challenged here’s how to do that on an iPhone:
- It’s easiest to save it while you’re reading my blog on your phone.
- But if you’re on a laptop or desktop first save the graphic to your computer, email it to yourself, open your mail on your phone, and save it on your phone
- Open the Photos app, select the photo, click on the share graphic in the bottom left corner, then click on “Use as Wallpaper”. Click “Set”. You’ll be given the choice to “Set Lock Screen”, “Set Home Screen”, or “Set Both”. I only use it as the lock screen. You’ll be able to adjust the size at this time, too.
Here’s February’s verse, Romans 8:28-29:
March’s verse, 1 Corinthians 10:13:
April’s verse, 2 Corinthians 5:9, with the Pencil Pete font (Royale feature):
May’s verse, Ephesians 4:29:
June’s verse, Ephesians 4:32, with the Brushtip Travis font (Royale feature):
July’s verse, Psalm 42:5, in Brush-tip Texe (Royale):
So that catches us up. Hopefully I’ll get these posted in the month we’re actually memorizing them for the rest of the year!
I know there are many ways to make fancier wallpaper but I was going for a very simple look for these so I’d pay more attention to the words than the pretty pictures.
I have more ideas for memorizing Bible verses that I’ll share in other posts soon.
Until then, leave me a message and let me know how you memorize Scripture!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim