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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Bloom Where You're Planted

“Bloom where you’re planted” is one of my favorite sayings and a sentence I strive to live by. To bloom where you’re planted means to thrive and flourish in the life conditions God has placed you. Or, as Paul put it in his letter to…
music, Argentina, cry, float, Jesus take the pen
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Don't Cry for Me Argentina

I couldn’t get the tune of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” out of my head, which I fully admit is strange since I’ve never seen the musical that made the song famous nor have I heard it played recently. But once those famous five became…
sky ride, Jesus take the pen, view,
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Enjoy the Ride (and the view)

“NO SINGLE RIDERS.” The rules were printed in big, bold red letters and displayed so prominently they couldn’t be missed. Solo rides were not allowed on the amusement park Ferris wheel…under any conditions. A ride on the Ferris…
tick, beware, Jesus take the pen
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Re-Infected

Disbelief. That’s the only word to describe how I felt when, six months after finally clearing my chronic case of Lyme disease, I found a tick embedded in my left leg.  I carefully extracted the blood-sucking bug but it was too late.…
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A Look Back 3 Years Post Stem Cells

Three years ago I underwent a stem cell procedure to treat what I believed was a case of Multiple Sclerosis. The treatment utilized cells extracted from my body’s fat. In my case, my legs were the only part of my body with any extra tissue…
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Choose to Smile

“Geez, you’re sure out of breath!” She was right. I was winded and red faced. My heart was racing, palms were sweaty and I felt like I’d just run a road race. But this wasn’t a marathon or even a treadmill at the gym. It was the…