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.

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Shelter in the Storm

On a wet and soggy weekday morning, I witnessed three turkeys running up the sidewalk on Mack Hatcher Road, a four-lane boulevard set between the mountains in middle Tennessee. The feathered fowl were moving fast – well as fast as tri-toed…
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IF: A holy invitation

“If” is one little word with huge implications. Especially when Jesus says it. “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)   “If anyone loves me,…
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By Faith

She did it! My little puppy, Faith, finally did it! After months of coaxing and coaching, at last, Faith conquered her fear of cement steps and ascended all three flights of apartment complex stairs! As I watched Faith bound up those steps…
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Live for an Audience of One

As I stood at my favorite coffee shop's cash register, ordering my regular small coffee (no room for cream), the barista looked up from the carafe and asked me a question that immediately made my heart stop and palms sweat. “So what is…
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Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

January 2020 is an important month in my personal history because this month marks ten years since I caught the first glimpse of my chronic illness giant. At first the glimpse was just that – only a glimpse. In the beginning of this journey,…
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What do genealogies have to do with it?

This year I set out to read the entire Bible in a year. I must admit, this is not the first time I’ve undertaken this endeavor but, I'm sorry to say, I’ve never succeeded. I always get bogged down in the genealogies and lists of names…