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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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…
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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…
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The Dog Wash

The dogs desperately needed a bath but the groomer was booked three weeks out. Pippy and Molly would have gladly waited that long. They dread the groomer. Pippy shakes the whole way there but I could not endure three more weeks with two stinky…
Jesus take the pen, book, heart, pages
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...Yet

A heart to heart from the journal I asked God to give me a sign and tell me what this is all about. “What are you up to?” I asked.“God, can you give me a sign? Some reassurance that everything is going to be alright? I’m weary,…
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Frenemy on Facebook

I have six hundred and thirty-eight friends on Facebook and one frenemy named Satan. I never intended to add the enemy of heaven and earth to my friend list. I don’t even recall receiving a friend request with his name on it. Yet, there…
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A letter to my Mom on Mother's Day

Dear Mom, This Mother’s Day a store bought card just wouldn’t do. To be honest, I didn’t even look for one in the store because I knew that nothing written in a card could capture what you and I have been through in the past year (not…