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.

butterfly, Jesus take the pen, belief, colorful
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Belief: Is it bigger than butterflies?

“Do I believe that God is good even when His will and ways don’t feel good?” This is the faith-revealing question I’ve been asking myself on repeat ever since Pippy passed away twenty days ago. As a devoted follower of Christ,…
thanks, dog, Jesus take the pen
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Grief & the Power of Giving Thanks

I stood paralyzed in the doorway, staring at Pippy laying lifeless in a Rubbermaid box on the living room floor. To think that she would never again experience the wind blowing through her ears or prance at the park overwhelmed me with shock,…
PIppy Love, Jesus take the pen, schnozzle
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Pippy Love

At 2:39 AM on August 9, 2019, my dear Pippy Love departed this earthly world and entered into doggie heaven. I know that some people don’t believe there is such a thing as doggie heaven, but I disagree with some people. Ever since my…
Looking back, Jesus take the pen, photos, glasses
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Looking Back with 20/20 Vision

Hindsight is 20/20. When troubles and trials are dominating our reality, we rarely see past the pain they inflict. Our thoughts are so consumed with the sting of loss, hurt of rejection or sorrow of despair that it becomes nearly impossible…
beach, footprint, Jesus take the pen
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Waves of Amazing Grace

Walking on the beach is one of life’s simple - and serene - pleasures. There is nothing quite like strolling next to the vast ocean, breathing in the salty air and listening to the waves break against the shore. While the warm sun beats…
Jesus take the pen, woman, hot air balloon
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Salvation, Sickness & Singleness

Three "s’s" have defined my twenties: salvation, sickness and singleness. At the age of twenty, salvation changed everything about me. In the blink of an eye, Christ's redemption did a complete overhaul on my life, reinventing me from…