More and more I find myself doodling in my journals. I find that my mind relaxes a tad and my thoughts review things here and there. Perhaps in praising the LORD, which I like most. Or, in contemplating something. Maybe something serious, maybe something silly. Or just trying to go from doodling to actually drawing something recognizable. Doesn’t matter, really. I mostly enjoy it. Oh, sometimes, my doodles are the result of pure boredom. And, I’ve always found that while doodling, I listen better in some instances. Perhaps that’s why I doodle and listen to my thoughts, my heart and the LORD while I’m ruminating over a verse or two.
Lately, I find Psalm 116 New English Version, Verses 12 and 13 are on my mind.
How can I repay the LORD for all His acts of kindness to me? I will celebrate my deliverance and call on the name of the LORD.
The many thoughts I have on that verse alone, result in my doodling my thanks to the LORD.
A technical PS: the original doodle is in the featured image above. Tonight, I remembered that I could scan my journal doodles, rather than take a (bad) photo of them. But that left tons of lines, which are tedious to remove. I think I need to doodle on plain white paper now and then. That’s a whole lot easier than removing countless lines. Sigh. But, it’s like so many other things, learning.