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.

forgive, scripture, Jesus take the pen
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What NOT to say to a "skinny" person

“You’re so skinny!” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that statement directed towards me in the past eight years I’d have a very flush bank account. Unintentional weight loss was at the genesis of my health saga. I dropped…
amusemant park, swings, Jesus take the pen, joy
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The Joy that Freedom Brings

It’s here. The day children wait for all year. And no, I’m talking about Christmas. Jesus’ birthday didn’t suddenly move to June.  The highly anticipated day I’m referring to is none other than the first day of summertime freedom.…
road, turtle, Jesus take the pen
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Turtle Rescue {because God cares about reptiles too}

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get rescued before he made it to the other side. In the past two weeks I've witnessed two extraordinary turtle rescues and heard of a third. The first turtle in distress was standing stock still in…
cross, Jesus take the pen, heaven
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The Most Amazing Come Back Ever

Nighttime waking has become a regular occurrence in my life. Since beginning Lyme treatments my body has taken to battling the disease under the cover of dark while I would much rather be sleeping. Many nights I’m awoken with hunger pains…
scale, weight, Jesus take the pen
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Thirteen Pounds of Proof

Fourteen months ago I stepped on the scale and read the numerical reality of my physical condition. Sixty-seven ailing pounds. At twenty-seven years old I was wasting away. According to body weight and BMI charts I should have been dead, comatose…
dandelions, flower, Jesus take the pen
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Dandelions: A Beautiful Weed

For the past week I have been wrestling with dandelions and struggling to find the right analogy that describes what I see in them. I’ve tried to flee the very first analogy I saw in their weedy, lawn invading behavior but it has relentlessly…