Monday, December 20, 2010

Writing, writing...and writing!

I LOVE writing... journals that is :) Fact I'm not quite sure what I would do without my journals!
For 4 years, page after page I have written in my journals daily, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day.

To me my journal is like a person that is always there to listen, always ready to help me figure things out.

I can tell it anything... there will be no judging, it won't get angry at me, it usually agrees with me... and it keeps all of my secrets.

I always feel better after I write because it helps me think rationally. It helps me to calm down and think about what my thought processes actually are.

My feelings always pour out of my pen and I'm actually able to discover more about how I feel about things through writing it down.

But the best thing about writing is that it helps me to remember.
It may seem weird but one of my favorite things to do is to read what I have written down. I'm not even sure how many times that I have read ALL of my journals over... a couple at least!
But it is fun to read all of the memories. Memories of family times, memories of how I used to feel about certain issues, and most importantly... memories about what God has taught me through the years.
He has taught me SO much, and it is always a great reminder to look back and read about how God has revealed His truths to me.
I know that I'll never regret writing the chronicles of my life.

How about you? Have you ever written in a journal? If not you should try! You will be surprised how fun and rewarding it is!


Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

So true girl! I have kept a jounal for 6 or 7 years and it's so fun to go back and read about all the things that you have done and how you used to feel, but most of all how much you have grown as a person.

kmwiebe said...

Yeah, I started writing in notebooks after I read Marissa Moss's Amelia books, when I was like twelve. Currently, I am so into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (which you should totally not check out, because it's doubtful you'd like them), I may have to switch to diaries. Haha.

It's interesting to learn this about you. I never knew this was something we shared. It's cool. :)

jeremy and/or laura said...

I really enjoy journalling as well. It IS so amazing to look back on what the Father has done in my life and in the lives of those I hold dear... It is also such a good way to process, to pause and reflect, and gain a fresh perspective.
Love you girl!

Anonymous said...

I'm a journal-writer too; started "free-writing"(not limiting myself to one page per day) when I was your age!(well, the year I turned 20) and it's coming on to 20 years now. I can probably look up what I did the day you were born......Events, feelings, processing, prayers, special Bible verses, songs I get in my head....You go girl!