We’re excited to launch the Bible Journaling challenge for Beginners: Love Doodles.
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Bible Journaling Challenge for Beginners

This challenge is designed to encourage you to consider how you are to love others and to reflect on how you are loved. It’s broken down into four weeks:

  • In week one you’ll discover what love is (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
  • In week two you’ll witness the ultimate display of pure love (John 3:16)
  • In week three you’ll understand why it’s important to love (1 Peter 4:8)
  • In week four you’ll consider the command given to you about love (Mark 12:30-31)

Bible Journaling Challenge Study Method

We use the GOD method for studying the word, but you can use any method you choose. Learn more about the different methods here: https://www.biblejournalingministries.com/soap-method/

G is for Grow
Approach the Word with the intention to learn something and ask God that he might grow you in his Word today.

O is for Observe
Similar to the SOAP method, consider what God wants you to see in the Word and how you might apply it to your life.

D is for Draw
Drawing, illustrating, and writing are methods that creative people use connect with the message in a meaningful way. You can draw pictures in your Bible, paint, illustrate a beautiful picture, or simply doodle. If your Bible already includes images, you can color them as well. There’s no need to try for perfection. The point of drawing is to help you connect with the Word.


Your Bible art is your personal expression of what God is saying to you as well as your response to his Word. If you would like to use it as a way to encourage others, please share your work in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BibleJournalingforBeginners/

Challenge Technique – Doodles

The Bible Journaling for Beginners challenge is intended to help you get in the Word and grow closer to God, creatively. Weekly challenges can take as little as 10 minutes or as long as you desire. They are designed to be simple, quick, and easy to complete. Printable elements are provided as an alternative to working on the technique.

Supplies Needed:

  • Bible, journal, or paper
  • Pen, pencil, or colored pencils

To view the list of supplies Tracie uses visit: https://www.biblejournalingministries.com/bible-journaling-supplies/

What are Doodles?

Doodles are basic drawings that may or may not meaning. They can be comprised of letters, lines, and shapes. Doodling is great for reflection, memorization, and going deeper in the Word.


If you’re new to doodling, start with the basics. Almost every doodle starts out with lines. Try drawing different types of lines like these:

bible journaling challenge for beginners doodles

Basic Shapes

After you’ve drawn a few lines, try doodling basic shapes like these:

doodles - basic shapes

Combining Shapes

You can combine lines and shapes to make just about every type of doodle. What shapes comprise these doodles?

doodles combining shapes

Your Turn

Now it’s your turn to try out this this technique. Practice on paper before doodling in your Bible and turn the page to get started on our challenge for this week. Download the Bible Journaling Doodle Challenge Here.


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