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.

dream, woman, words, Jesus take the pen
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The Resurrection of a Nearly Dead Dream

To pursue my dream or let it die? That is the question. Becoming a writer has been one of my most precious dreams for nearly a decade. It's right up there with someday becoming a wife and Mom - but I'll save more on that for another…
Jesus take the pen, write, follow Jesus
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Heart to Heart: A pen for every season

It took becoming sick to teach me how to talk to God. Lyme, pain, a pen and paper were a few of the choice tools God used to draw me closer to Jesus. At first, I was resistant. Or, more accurately, I was distracted. The illness was my all-consuming…
Jesus take the pen, cross, beach
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How to End a Pity Party

The aqua blue waves brushed gently against the silky white sand, covering my feet and cooling me from head to toe. It was a picture perfect day at the beach; the kind of day that refreshes a person in both body and soul. But that's not what…
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A Table for Two

It was six o’clock in the evening and time for dinner. But I didn’t feel like eating alone...again. As my tummy grumbled, my heart did, too, longing for someone to share a meal with. For a few pathetic minutes, I sat frozen at the kitchen…
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The Shield of Faith

A long, long time ago (read: fall of 2017) a mysterious bubble appeared on my eyelid (thanks chronic Lyme disease). The bubble grew so large that, at times, I thought it might explode. But, by the grace of God, it never did. In time, the bubble…
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Trust the Process

“Trust the process.” It’s one of Dr. J’s favorite sayings and one I’ve heard countless times over the past two years. When I first heard about a “healing process” I thought I knew what it meant and what to expect as the process…