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.

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…
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The Hope of Heaven

Her body was shockingly skeletal and small. Her skin was pasty white and paper thin. As I stood in the doorway of her hospital room and saw her lying in the bed, completely still, I wondered if I’d come too late. Was she already gone? I…
fear, faith, fearless, Jesus take the pen
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Faith > Fear

Fear is a deceptive and paralyzing force that takes root in the most innocent and natural of human concerns such as failure, loneliness and rejection, just to name a few. But fear never stops where it starts. Fear and worry multiply like…
Jesus take the pen, infertility, grow, believe
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A Fertile Future

“If you can’t have kids, I’m not sure I want to marry you.” His words cut like a knife. This was my fiancé, the man I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with, questioning whether or not he could spend the rest of his life with…