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

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 

Spiritual Growth

A Rendered Heart

Every now and then a theme of a particular Truth appears, and reappears, and reappears again in different ways and in different avenues. In this particular case, the Truth was loving God wholeheartedly - the avenues, a Bible study, a book by a completely different author, and a sermon by the pastor of my church.… Continue reading A Rendered Heart

Spiritual Growth

The Wanderer’s Returning

It's not that I meant to wander. It's not that I purposefully determined in my heart to stray from My First Love. It was the sinking revelation that I had made the Lord familiar - commonplace. When had His name stopped being so very precious to me? When had things that used to move me,… Continue reading The Wanderer’s Returning