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.

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…
cross, Jesus take the pen
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Every Thought Captive

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I have a tendency to feel sorry for myself. It’s not something that I talk about very often, at least not out loud (or at all online), but, in the recesses of my mind, I must admit, I am prone to thoughts…
church, Jesus take the pen, steeple
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Southern Hospitality

For as long as I can remember I’ve heard about Southern hospitality but have questioned whether or not the phenomenon is true. Does geniality really corollate with geography? I doubted it until I moved to Tennessee. In just two short…
Nashville, mission, Jesus take the pen
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A Brutally Honest Update from Nashville

Back in the ninth grade I was told by a teacher that I tend to be “brutally honest”. He went on to warn that, at times, that tendency would “get me in trouble.” He should have added “with the world” because that’s the only place…
Jesus take the pen, give, flower
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The Power of a Compliment

“Hey, l like your haircut!” My head spun around as if it were on a swivel. Who was the unfamiliar voice talking to, I wondered. And could I get the name of their hairdresser? But, when I looked behind me, there was no one there.…