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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Stand Tall

All of the daffodils are covered in snow. The first of spring's flowers were just beginning to bloom when a ferocious storm rolled in. When I saw the snow I was sure the delicate yellow buds wouldn't survive. Even in the best of conditions…
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Surrender the Toast

The bakery bread on the kitchen counter was white but I preferred sprouted - or at least whole wheat. The offerings before me were fluffy with plain refined flour. There wasn't a single nutty, seedy grain in sight. For years I passed by this…
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Happy Birthday to...Me

Tomorrow is my birthday and it terrifies me because I have so little to show for my twenty eight years of life. The list of my documented accomplishments ends at high school graduation but, please, don't ask me to find the actual diploma. That…
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Goats Gone Astray

If you ever needed assurance that the lost can be found look no further than these two goats. The dramatic and rather peculiar saga began when a farmer's goats went missing. Escape goats on a farm are not unusual but it was where this…
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Just Stay Still

"Just stay still." This should have been easy instruction to follow if it hadn't been for the assaulting banging and pounding of the MRI machine. The technician's voice was gentle and reassuring but I knew the noisy reality that was soon to…
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The Bubble Saga: Part II

If a picture says a thousand words, then here are three thousand to document the "Bubble Saga" in my left eye.   On December 14, 2017 the mysterious bubble on my left eye was at the height of its distress (read: about to burst). Four…