I have loved doodling my entire life. For years in school (including graduate school!) I found myself doodling letters, shapes, even small animals in the margins of my notebooks and journals. The simple distraction of my hands allowed my brain to focus, creating a love of learning and a genuine desire to want to learn more.
And yet, I can honestly say this, I don’t EVER remember bringing doodling into my prayer life. I never–EVER–have brought in a blank page and simply allowed the pen (ahem Holy Spirit) to do the work.
In today’s episode, I try to seek out the answer to WHY I never embraced the careful beauty of the doodle in my own prayer, and how praying through pen and paper, whether through hand-lettering, art, or the beautiful doodle, can actually be a way to grow in our spiritual lives and be more of who we are made to be.
Featured in today’s episode:
Sybil MacBeth, bestselling author of “Praying in Color”
Ali Hoffman, curator of the Instagram page The Oodles of Doodles
Katerina Deem, curator of The Little Way Design Company
Christie Peters, founder of Every Sacred Sunday
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We’re halfway through the season and will be taking our mid-season break! Our next episode will be released On the Feast of the Assumption (August 15).