Journaling with Jesus

Welcome to Jesus take the pen where the pen of life is released to Jesus Christ, one journal entry at a time.

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Be Still And Know

Can you have short hair and still be feminine? I’ve asked myself this question countless times over the past four years, beginning I was twenty-five years old and took a leap of faith with a short hair style. At the time, I was living…
single, winter, Jesus take the pen
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Holiday Survival Tips for Singles

Thanksgiving Day is not only the official start of the holiday season for Americans but also the official start of the lonely season for the unattached. For those of us who find ourselves still checking the “single” box, the months…
Jesus take the pen, tea, flower
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Perspective: how we see what we see

 “The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement.” Tonight, I found this quote on my herbal tea bag and was struck by how profound it is – especially that last word, “judgement.” Judgement means you have to make a decision…
bible, read, bed, Jesus take the pen
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God is Faithful

Two years ago, by this time in the evening (9:15 PM), I would have been asleep – or close to it. Two years ago, I used to retreat to my room around 7:30 or 8:00, although my contacts left my eyes and PJS went on my body hours earlier.…
lonely, fear, chair, Jesus take the pen
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What's Your Greatest Fear?

What’s your greatest fear? Mine is ending up alone. For some people, the thought of ending up alone isn’t the least bit scary. But I’m not some people. I’m some person who spent her growing up years daydreaming about meeting and…
umbrella, wait, storm, Jesus take the pen
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This Too Shall Pass

This too shall pass... For far too long I held onto those words like a prayer, banking on them really. Like a wish, I cast that desperate sentiment up to the throne of heaven, imploring God to make my physical distress pass... and quickly. When…