What is a Journal to You?


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It’s Friday night, and I confess, I am sharing a few words that I wrote awhile back. BUT, it’s all grace, right? I was originally going to share from my morning journal…being the brave and crazy soul that I am. But, all the duties of life led me  down alternative paths. So the housework progress was  made, work  got done, and Saturday will be a beautiful writing time, and lingering with the Lord in prayer and rest. That being said, I challenge you to make your own list. Be spontaneous, my favorite way to write anything at all!

Prompts if you desire:

A journal is…

A journal is not…

I write because…

I don’t write because…

And last but not least: What is a journal to you?


Here’s my 2 cents:

A Journal is…

A place to just “be”
A place for me
A confessional, prayer closet, place of worship
A listening friend, and confidante
A therapist
A gymnasium for thoughts
A traveling companion
A life partner
An idea breeder
A springboard for plans and adventures
A cheeky sidekick
A reveal-er of truths
A keeper of secrets
A silent receptacle
A holder of hopes
A dream recorder
A roving reporter
A quiet comrade
A “not nosy” note taker
A safe storehouse for feelings
A refuge from noise
A cherished teacher
An enlightening guru
A possibility presenter
A worthwhile spiritual advisor
A personal guide
A qualified coach
A faithful hearer
A Spa for the soul
A play date for the spirit
A goal keeper’s treasure chest
Full of inspirational input
A miraculous map for living
The most effective life tool
A portal of potential
A solution creator for every problem
An answer to boredom

What is a journal to you?


Happy journaling!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 10:41:04

    I commiserate with all of the above. Yet what my journal has primarily been is a bitch book. As I’ve aged I’ve worked through a lot of the things I’ve bitched about. Some different things have come my way that are very hard but so too has fatigue. I used to write a lot. I miss it. But now, caregiving voraciously eats my energy. Unless one writes, one doesn’t know how much energy it takes!



  2. kelrohlf
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 16:25:16

    one of my favorite revelations about my journal was that is was my ever longed for “magic wand” in my journal I can dream and create worlds with words I otherwise would not experience



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