I put it on the calendar on my cell.
When my cell phone beeped at me on Saturday morning, I thought, “I didn’t hear my phone ring.” I ignored it and kept sewing.
After a couple of hours of ignoring, I finally went to see why my phone was trying to get my attention. It said, “Write Meron.”
In case you haven’t read, Meron is my child through Compassion International. I had promised myself that I would write to her once a month and last Saturday was it.
In the evening, I sat down at my computer and began to write….um, write what? Talking about writer’s block. So much has happened yet the information was overwhelming. So much so, that I didn’t know what to write. I told her about the weather here and encouraged her with Scripture.
This is an opportunity to stress the importance of journaling daily. Not only is it a good spiritual practice, it helps when it comes to writing to your child of Compassion.
What does one journal about?
- Write prayers. Often I have had answers to those prayers before I finish writing what I wanted to say to God. It’s also good to look back and see what you asked for and how God later answered.
- What happened today? there is so much that happens in a day. Don’t forget that even the little things are significant – but don’t sweat them.
- What am I feeling? Sometimes when the words may come out of your mouth like a rant, journaling is more cathartic and keeps others from being bombarded by ill words allowing them a lot more grace.
Do you know of any other benefits/reasons for journaling? Let me know. Leave a comment.