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
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Jesus, take the pen

For the past few months I’ve been fighting every writer’s arch nemesis: the dreaded dry spell. Every time I sit down to write a prolific, enlightened word my fingers freeze up and mind draws a blank. Even when compelled to share a particular…
joy, jesus take the pen
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Choose Joy

It was 5 PM on Halloween night and the thought of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat attire was taunting me. “You’re too sick to dress up in a fun-loving character’s costume”… “You feel too lousy to wear a stripped hat and big red bow……
fall, love, tree, Jesus take the pen
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I believe in a thing called love - even when it's running late.

The leaves were running late this year. The leaves in Northern Pennsylvania typically begin changing color in early October. By October 13th the annual green leaf transformation is usually well underway and dazzling shades of red, yellow and…
coffee, spill, Jesus take the pen
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A Stain is a Stain

The disposable paper cup was still quite full with steaming hot double-double when the coffee collision occurred. It was an innocent accident, the sort of mishap that can easily transpire while moving with haste in the presence of a hot beverage. The…
pray, scripture, Jesus take the pen
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God's purpose for pain? Prayer.

God always has a purpose for my pain and its always prayer. Until I’m in need of relief from physical pain my dialogue with God is half-hearted at best. It often takes bodily suffering to transform my pathetic, weak prayer life into an ongoing,…
belief, miracles, Jesus take the pen
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Boils, Bubbles & Belief

I approached the mirror for the specific purpose of inspecting my nose (a relatively large sniffer to begin with) but not even I was prepared for the reality of my reflection. The moment my eyes caught a glimpse of my nose I recoiled, shocked…