One September Day

Friday, July 22, 2011

Where I share my heart...and more...

We are all on a Journey.. Every one has their own unique story for Christ..  A Journey that should be kept, preserved and passed on for those that come behind us.

Your Journey may include your Walk with Christ, a Life of Service for Him, an Illness, Loneliness, Sacrifice, and so many more things that cause us to be more like our Loving Lord and Savior!

Why is it important to Journal?
You don't like to write.. Don't have time?

Don't think of journaling as a chore,, another thing to fit into your day.

Break it down into small, simple steps.
Don't expect much, and don't make it bigger than it really is.

1.)Capture your moments on the Keyboard or Paper

Some find it easier to type their thoughts, save in a document and print later.
Perhaps you prefer pen and paper?
Just take one day a week, maybe 15 minutes, and type or write out a caption of what your week has brought, and what you have learned.
This is the most important part of journaling thru your Journey...
To share with those that come behind you what you are learning thru God's Grace and Sufficiency.

2.)Be Real

Whether you Journal for privacy or to share later... BE REAL.
WHO wants to read a fluffed-up version of someone's life.
No.. our Lives can be a challenge and edification for others.

3.)Share your heart
One of the biggest things we sometimes forget when we Journal our Journey,,, is to Share our Hearts...
When your children, or grandchildren find your hand scribbled notes, or printed off memories in your Hope Chest...
they are not going to gather the true heart if your Life by reading excerpts like..

"Today, I went to the store and bought milk, eggs, and bread, and it was pretty much a boring day."
Share.. where is your heart?

"This Cancer has shaken me to the core,, I am broken in every sense.. only HE.. My Redeemer can fill those gaps."

Like this... Share your heart.

You say you are not a writer?
Maybe not..BUT,,
you are a thinker, and HE has given you a  Journey...,
Share it.. encourage your children in their own walk someday.

Hide it away in your Hope Chest, Bible Study Folders, Filing Cabinet or Special Book for the next generation.

Here are a few links that might help get you started and keep you motivated to share ..
even small excerpts are a gift.
Don't think of this as a task, but a GIFT!

My FAVORITE Journaling Books!   Click to try them.. I know you will love them like I do..  A perfect place to Share your heart!

The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love  I have owned this book for many years, and would encourage you to add it to your bookshelf.  Save it for your daughters or grand-daughters... it is a great persepctive on a lost art  - just click the link or the picture.

Do you write down small snippets once in a while.
Save them for the future?
Journaling is not only beneficial for someone else,,
but it can help YOU and I look back and see where and what the Lord has done for US!

Leave me a comment,,, I would love to hear from YOU!



  • At July 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Linda said...

    Dear September...Can I ask you to pray for a friend named Megan who longs with all her being to become a mother? It has been an 8 year journey.

    My heart goes out to her...and to her husband Kyle. They are in their 30's and have been sweethearts since they were in High School. They always dreamed of having a family. It has been her constant prayer.

    Today I wrote a poem called Megan's Prayer and shared it on my blog. There is a fundraiser going on to try to help them financially to adopt, or to be able to seek additional treatment. A lady who sells Thirty-One Gifts is doing a fundraiser for them until Aug. 13th.

    I am sharing this and also asking people to pray for her.

    Love, Linda

  • At July 23, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    I have been trying to write something down ever day in my journal, even if it's a simple prayer. Thanks for the encouragement!


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