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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Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

January 2020 is an important month in my personal history because this month marks ten years since I caught the first glimpse of my chronic illness giant. At first the glimpse was just that – only a glimpse. In the beginning of this journey,…
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What do genealogies have to do with it?

This year I set out to read the entire Bible in a year. I must admit, this is not the first time I’ve undertaken this endeavor but, I'm sorry to say, I’ve never succeeded. I always get bogged down in the genealogies and lists of names…
coffee mug, Jesus take the pen
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What are you collecting?

My coffee mug collection began innocently. A whimsical, ice-skating snowman inspired mug here. An Easter bunny and carrot themed mug there. "A mug for every season" – that was my motto. Over the years, as my coffee cup collection has…
2020
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A Decade in Review

As this decade comes to a close, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and thinking about all that has transpired in my life over the past ten years. In doing so, three words have kept returning to my mind: Sickness Singleness …
cradle, cross, Jesus take the pen
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Memories that matter: a cradle and a cross

They say a picture says a thousand words but, to me, this picture said at least fifteen-thousand. It was our family vacation photo taken on the last day of our 2011 trip to Hilton head. There were fifteen of us in attendance - two brothers,…
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Is it wrong for Christians to online date?

Is it wrong for Christians to online date? This was the question I typed into the Google search bar under the cover of night, yielding 10.4 million results in 3.4 seconds. It was comforting to know that I’m not the only one wondering…