Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Tithing Your Time | A Free Bible Reading Resource

I’m a wordy.  I fell in love with books in middle school. I’d check out a stack from the public library and a stack from our church library and have them read in a week. I’d return them only to leave with more stacked tall. There's a running joke in my family when my teacher… Continue reading Tithing Your Time | A Free Bible Reading Resource

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Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

I once had a boss who would write reminders on her hands. We'd be in the middle of a meeting when something said would trigger a thought and she'd grab a pen and write a word on her palm. Toy - to reminder her to bring a toy to a birthday party for her friend's… Continue reading The Thing About New Year Resolutions, Word for 2019, and the Book that Revolutionized My Year

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

I found out I was pregnant on Christmas. Well, sort of.  The second pink line indicating a positive was ever so faint, I didn't believe it. I swayed between hope and doubt so much so that I put the test in a bag early Christmas morning and stuck it under the tree only to have… Continue reading Pick Up Your Pen | The Treasured Work of a Heaven Scribe

Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

This Is Advent | The Stretched Out Threads of Grace

The tree is in the corner of our living room. Its lights are bright and the ornaments are high so a certain little boy doesn't mess with them. I splurged on embroidered stockings last year and they hang off the blanket ladder to the right of the tree. All gifts have been ordered and wrapped… Continue reading This Is Advent | The Stretched Out Threads of Grace

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

My Great-Grandfather’s Well | A Legacy of Faith

The Bible sits on one of my mom's bookshelves. It's red, normal looking. Doesn't have an interesting design on the cover. Doesn't even have a name imprinted on the lower corner. I was ten when he died. My great-grandpa on my mom's side. She asked to have this particular Bible after his death. Inside the… Continue reading My Great-Grandfather’s Well | A Legacy of Faith

Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Why Journaling Matters

It was my sixth Christmas when I got my first journal. It was green and had a praying angel on the cover. Even though the pages would be penned in my very large learning-to-write characters and the greatest climax it ever saw was the frustration to be getting a second brother instead of a long-awaited… Continue reading Why Journaling Matters

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

Make Yourself a Plate

Your theology is very personal. Lauren Chandler's statement has stuck with me in a profound way. These words, my journals, hold records of my theology, my very intimate and deeply personal wrestlings with God. Documenting this continuous journey of working out my faith by pressing deeper into communion with God. They chronicle so much about… Continue reading Make Yourself a Plate

Spiritual Growth, The Army Wife Chapters, The Marriage Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Letters

When I was 13, I wrote the first letter to my future husband. I had no idea who he was or when I would meet him, but I had the desire to write to him anyway. Even without a name, only addressed to "Dear Future Husband," on double-spaced lined school paper, I wrote. Right before… Continue reading The Letters

Journaling, Spiritual Growth, The Marriage Chapters, The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling

The Journal of Two Love Stories

"Journal writing is a voyage to the interior" -Christina Baldwin "These handwritten words in the pages of my journal confirm that from an early age I have experienced each encounter in my life twice; once in the world, and once again on the pages" - Terry Tempest Williams "The nicest part is being able to… Continue reading The Journal of Two Love Stories