The Discipline of Journaling Part #4

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Good morning and welcome to a new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. Today I want to share my final thoughts on journaling.

Let’s get practical.

  1. Purchase a journal. It can be as simple as an old-style composition book, or as elaborate a leather journal from Barnes and Noble. There are journaling Bibles available for a number of translations.
  2. I date every entry. Some days I write a lot, some days I write just a few lines. Right now, I am using a long journal and a short one. The short one has five years on a page and gives you just a couple of lines to write on.
  3. If handwriting isn’t your thing, use a journal app. There are several free ones for iPhones and Android. One app that I like is Penzu. You can make notebooks if you are into making categories.
  4. At the end of the month or every six months, go back and reread your journal. You will be amazed!
  5. Your way of keeping a journal is the right way. Use the best method that works for you.
  6. Don’t think that “official” journaling (there is no such thing) means that you have to write a certain number of lines every day, or even that you have to write every day. If you miss a day, don’t feel guilty about it. Purpose to get back on track the next day.
  7. Journal on good days and bad days. Journal especially in the dry times. “Pour out your heart to God.”
  8. Like any discipline, don’t just read about it or research it. In the words of Nike: Just do it!!!

You may already be journaling, and if you, kudos! If not, why not give it a try. And please, let me know what God is teaching you and even how you are journaling. My email address is bwelte@americaskeswick.org.

Set apart for more,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.


Think About This: “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.” ― D.L. Moody

The Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 4-8 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. –Psalm 17:15

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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