March 26, 2013

Journaling

A few weeks ago, after I introduced her to the wonderment that is Doctor Who, my Sister sent me a box of Doctor Who goodies. Among them was this journal, like River Song's journal. She knows I'm a writer and that I would geek out over it. Of course I totally did.

I geeked out so much I couldn't decide what to use it for. Nothing seemed "special" enough. (Yes, I'm silly.) Finally I decided on an idea I'd been wanting to do for a long time but had never gotten around to: a prayer journal.

I'd been struggling with prayer for a long time. I can't focus or I forget what I wanted to say. I don't mean little "thank you" prayers throughout the day, but a really intentional, focused time of prayer. It was a real challenge.

So I decided to try a prayer journal. And sure enough, instantly I thought, "Why didn't I try this before???" I have always expressed myself better on paper then out loud. Why would prayer be any different?

It's made such a change for me. I'm able to have a meaningful conversation with God every night before bed, and it's given me such peace and stability. And because I'm taking my time and writing things down, I can better remember about praying for others, too.

Anyway, I'm thrilled. And since we're in the final week of Doctor Who, I thought I'd share that with you. :)

4 comments:

  1. I am horrible at journaling, but I have way too many journals. I usually use them to write down my favorite quotes. I have tried keeping a prayer journal to no success. I am glad it is working for you though!

    PS. I need to get me a River Song journal!

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  2. I think this is a really good idea. :) I'm better at writing things down as well. :)

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  3. Awesome!!! Jealous of the book :)

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  4. I keep a prayer journal, too. It helps keep me focused and I find I'm so much more honest that way. Also? I completely understand that you couldn't find anything "special" enough for a new journal. I do that, too. Ha!

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