This past Friday, our Bible Study re-convened and it was like seeing your friends that you hadn't seen all summer long. What I love about our group is that it is fun, caring, fun, loving, deeply committed to Christ and there is always (and I mean always) great desserts present.
This year we are studying the book of Matthew. We are using Max Lucado‘s study guide to help us and there is a section titled Journaling. That one little question sparked an amazing discussion on the subject. Some could not wrap their head around it, and some just did not like it while others do it without even knowing they are doing it.
Here are some great reasons to start journaling:
- Experience Snapshots – when I was traveling with the Continental Singers I would keep a journal of my travel experiences. It was a great way to remember my time on the road.
- Idea Incubator – sometimes the best ideas start just by writing them down
- Prayer Tracker – when I need to focus my prayers, I write them down. It's a great reminder of God's greatness and faithfulness.
- Book of Thoughts – borrowed from my good friend Lauri – you can keep track of your thoughts / reminders / to-do list / sketches
Your journal could be deep thoughts or just a random collection of whatever is most important to you. I sometimes write in a Moleskine notebook for a creative meeting or a message prep. Sometimes I use an electronic notebook. And sometimes I just throw it in my to-do list. My thoughts are just as random as my tools. However you choose to journal, just enjoy it. Short and sweet or long and winded. It's up to you! Write on!
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