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.

iPhone addiction, Jesus take the pen
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The Cure for iPhone Addiction

Smartphone addiction is no joke. On average, smartphone users check their phones forty-seven times a day due to social media fixation and texting-obsession. Studies show that we even admit to being smartphone dependent with over forty percent…
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When God gives you a promise...

It was one year ago today that I wrote down on a purple index card a personal promise God gave to me. “I will restore your appetite.” Three hundred and sixty-five days have passed since I first received the assurance from God that…
detox, lyme, Jesus take the pen
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The Purpose(s) for Detox

It’s detox time…again. For the past nineteen months I’ve been a revolving door for detox. Lyme was just the beginning. After eradicating the borrelia and bartonella bacterium from my system the focus of my fight shifted to defeating…
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New Life Resolutions

“I hate new year’s resolutions,” the man said to his wife with a gravelly, sneering tone that conveyed absolute contempt for the annual tradition. In five forceful words he made his feelings known. Convincing him to change his mind would…
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Redeemed by Belief

December 2018 was a bust – well, almost. The first twenty-three days of my December were short on Christmas spirit and high on Christmas angst. The dominating thoughts in my mind revolved around shopping and sulking. If I wasn’t on…
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Christmas is a Box of Chocolates

Tucked in the basement of an old church in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania is the fellowship and dining hall used by the Upper Room, a local homeless shelter. The windowless space is dim and the kitchen's appliances are ancient. The long, rectangular…