Whether you're on an airplane, in a church meeting, or on a camping trip, there's always a way to simplify your scripture marking methods while still staying productive! Sometimes it's not always convenient or appropriate to pull out your colored pencils and scissors as you travel. Here's a few tips and tricks on how you can Mark and Index your scriptures on the Go!
Yellow Pencil only
Rather than pulling out all of your colored pencils during your bus ride (and risking the possibility of dropping them all onto the ground), simply pull out and use your yellow colored pencil only while traveling. Highlight the words, phrases, and verses that deem important to you. Yellow can easily be drawn over by all of the other colors without having to erase the yellow first, so feel free to highlight footnotes, underline examples of wickedness, put a box around scripture mastery verses, draw brackets at the beginning and ending verses of a great scripture story, and draw any other scripture markings that you would like, all with the yellow pencil! Then, when you return home, you can go back to your yellow markings and complete the necessary markings with their appropriate colors, simply by coloring over the yellow markings!
The Missionary Mark Indexing Pages are designed with an empty, black margin on the left side of each page. There are two reasons why they have been designed this way.
2. Temporary Storage.
Although this area is difficult to open quickly, the top and bottom sections near the binding serve as great places to temporarily store page flags in order to mark pages that contain scriptures that you would like to index.
Take a look at the example below. While traveling, verse 41 is read, which talks about following the good shepherd. This verse can be categorized as the Christlike Attribute of Obedience. Rather than cutting out an indexing tab, a page flag is placed in the upper corner near the binding to indicate that the indexing on this page needs to be completed. The lesson topic acronym and markings are all done in pencil, which can easily be erased are replaced. The verse is then indexed at a later time.