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.

post, purpose, Jesus take the pen, writing
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Peace, Purpose & Posting

For the past few months I haven't been posting much. I'm still writing. Heaven knows I'm writing! But I can't seem to complete anything. I type and type but nothing turns out quite right. Even when the seeds of an idea appear fully formed the…
garage, vines, Jesus take the pen
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Crashing into the Cross

Her foot was on the brake with the pedal engaged but the car wouldn’t stop. It just kept moving forward. Mom tried not to panic as she pumped the brakes but her frantic footing was futile. The brakes were completely shot and within seconds…
bloom, daisy, Jesus take the pen, flower
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Bloom Where You're Planted

“Bloom where you’re planted” is one of my favorite sayings and a sentence I strive to live by. To bloom where you’re planted means to thrive and flourish in the life conditions God has placed you. Or, as Paul put it in his letter to…
music, Argentina, cry, float, Jesus take the pen
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Don't Cry for Me Argentina

I couldn’t get the tune of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” out of my head, which I fully admit is strange since I’ve never seen the musical that made the song famous nor have I heard it played recently. But once those famous five became…
sky ride, Jesus take the pen, view,
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Enjoy the Ride (and the view)

“NO SINGLE RIDERS.” The rules were printed in big, bold red letters and displayed so prominently they couldn’t be missed. Solo rides were not allowed on the amusement park Ferris wheel…under any conditions. A ride on the Ferris…
tick, beware, Jesus take the pen
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Re-Infected

Disbelief. That’s the only word to describe how I felt when, six months after finally clearing my chronic case of Lyme disease, I found a tick embedded in my left leg.  I carefully extracted the blood-sucking bug but it was too late.…