mixed media Bible journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Doodles to Live By Day 4: Rise & Shine!

Well let me just say that you lovelies have been filling me with SO much inspiration every single day you’re using this kit! The Instagram hashtag for Doodles to Live By (#if_doodlestoliveby) is just JAM PACKED with so many pages from you all exploring your hearts & letting those doodles flow! My favorite thing is sifting through that hashtag each day & seeing the new pages added. It starts my day off on such a fulfilling note! I wanted to share with you my page from Day 4 of the devotional on mornings, one of my favorite parts of the day!

mixed media Bible journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Doodles to Live By Day 4: Rise & Shine!

I’m a very rare combination of Early Bird & Night Owl, so I really love waking up in the morning with the day in front of me. The first thing I do when I wake up is get my breakfast (usually cereal) and sit down with my planner to map out my day. I like knowing what I need to accomplish & prioritizing tasks for maximum efficiency. I’m not a coffee drinker, but having something to fill my stomach at the start of the day is a must. My dad & I have always been BIG breakfast eaters. :) But lately I’ve been adding in a little Bible reading to my morning routine. Honestly it’s not much– maybe just reflecting on the scripture I read the night before or meditating over a quick devotional. It doesn’t matter how much time you can spare for the Lord, what matters is you do it! Rise & Shine & give God the GLORY! All the glory for you being alive & well is due to Him!

mixed media Bible journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Doodles to Live By Day 4: Rise & Shine!

This page was highly inspired by the last couple of days being so rainy here in Indiana. There have been so many jokes that Noah will be here with the ark any day now! Notice how I didn’t illustrate a sunshine on my page, but my title is “Rise & Shine.” That’s because I believe that the part of “shining” from that phrase isn’t about the SUN shining necessarily, but is about ME shining for Him! My journaling reads:

“Rise & shine & give God glory! ‘Daylight’s a-wastin,” as Mom would say! I’m so blessed by your constant love & wisdom. I’m so undeserving, but I will use this day to speak of your love! Thank you for making me a morning person to start my day off right with YOU!”

mixed media Bible journaling entry by Elaine Davis | Doodles to Live By Day 4: Rise & Shine!

There are so many ways you can get involved in the community if you’re working through this kit with us!

  • Pick up your copy of the Doodles to Live By devotional kit HERE! It’s not to late to join in!
  • Post your pages as you work through this kit with the hashtag #if_doodlestoliveby
  • Participate in our Round-Up thread in the Illustrated Faith Facebook Group! Each page you create using the kit is an entry for a giveaway contest!
  • Grab yourself the Doodles to Live By PRINTABLE & TRACEABLE  in the Print & Pray Shop to add coordinating pieces to your kit!

Thank you friends for joining me on this FUN journey of documenting our testimonies! I can’t wait to see YOUR project pop up in my feed!


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