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

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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

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

Parenting, Spiritual Growth, The Motherhood Chapters

Rocking Chair Hymns

It's 2:14am. I sit in the nursery rocking. Back and forth. Back and forth. The chair squeaks in cadence to the rhythmic movement. A half asleep son is in my arms. He slept so well during months two and three, but I'm finding myself having these middle of the night rocking sessions once again in… Continue reading Rocking Chair Hymns

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

The Good Struggle | A Journal Entry

I feel like the Lord is taking me somewhere I've never been. I feel like He desires to grow my faith beyond any experience I've had with Him before. He's at work, He's doing something or He desires to do something, if I'll cooperate. And I'm struggling - The Good Struggle, I call it. Ever… Continue reading The Good Struggle | A Journal Entry

Journaling, Spiritual Growth

Here’s My Heart 

I've always loved the hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." Maybe because I see all too often my own wandering heart despite my desire to have it bound to Christ. However, only recently have I really come to appreciate the deep theology tucked within the lyrics penned by Robert Robinson (1735-1790). Come, thou Fount… Continue reading Here’s My Heart 

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