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.

road, turtle, Jesus take the pen
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Turtle Rescue {because God cares about reptiles too}

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get rescued before he made it to the other side. In the past two weeks I've witnessed two extraordinary turtle rescues and heard of a third. The first turtle in distress was standing stock still in…
cross, Jesus take the pen, heaven
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The Most Amazing Come Back Ever

Nighttime waking has become a regular occurrence in my life. Since beginning Lyme treatments my body has taken to battling the disease under the cover of dark while I would much rather be sleeping. Many nights I’m awoken with hunger pains…
scale, weight, Jesus take the pen
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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…
dandelions, flower, Jesus take the pen
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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…
dog, bath, cute, Jesus take the pen
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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,…