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.

Jesus take the pen, book, heart, pages
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A heart to heart from the journal I asked God to give me a sign and tell me what this is all about. “What are you up to?” I asked.“God, can you give me a sign? Some reassurance that everything is going to be alright? I’m weary,…
computer, mac, Jesus take the pen
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Frenemy on Facebook

I have six hundred and thirty-eight friends on Facebook and one frenemy named Satan. I never intended to add the enemy of heaven and earth to my friend list. I don’t even recall receiving a friend request with his name on it. Yet, there…
Mother's Day, Jesus take the pen, flowers
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A letter to my Mom on Mother's Day

Dear Mom, This Mother’s Day a store bought card just wouldn’t do. To be honest, I didn’t even look for one in the store because I knew that nothing written in a card could capture what you and I have been through in the past year (not…
clothing, women, folded, Jesus take the pen
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Hoarding: Buried Alive in Hope

The amount of clothing I own is nothing short of astonishing. The number of plastic containers in my possession containing said clothing is ludicrous. The hoarding problem busting at the seams of my closet has been slowly developing for the…
Pippy, dog, schnoodle, Jesus take the pen

Immediate Obedience

It was 2:30 AM and Pippy was desperate for a bathroom break. This is not part of her usual routine. The last time Pippy begged to be let out in the middle of the night was seven years ago. At the time Pippy was just a puppy and unable to…
joy, jumping, black and white, Jesus take the pen
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Surprised by God's Joy

As hot water pierced the open cuts on my legs I let out a boisterous laugh. That’s when I knew, “I’ve been surprised by God’s joy!” The bombshell breakthrough took place in the shower, where the best breakthroughs tend to occur.…