Journaling is a time-honored way to reflect on the world around us, within us. Writing or drawing a few pages a day often opens up pathways to new thoughts, new insights, and new energy. It can even be the key that unlocks a hidden world of peace, beauty and a renewed sense of being protected by a good, generous and gracious God.
To be sacred means to be set aside for God’s purposes. Journaling is one way to set aside time and attention to reflect on God’s presence and purposes—a sacred practice.
There are many good reasons to start a journaling habit. Here are just a few:
• Journaling enhances creativity and can help reduce anxieties.
• When you write down your ideas and goals, you have a greater chance of actually doing the things you want to accomplish.
• Journaling can be one way to pray.
Tomorrow: Ways to use a journal
This message was adapted from the “Journaling: Create Your Own Sacred Writings” resource written by Kathryn Haueisen and is available from the Women of the ELCA website.