Sunday, July 22, 2012

Journaling the heart

Wow, I can't believe I've neglected my blog for this long!  Ah, well, I'm pretty sure I don't have a ton of readers missing me, so.....

Merikalyn, much like her mama, loves to journal.  Usually that means drawing cute little pictures and jotting down little notes.  Now little Evangeline has joined in the fun.  It's so cute to watch her pull up to the table and scribble in her little notebook! Such sweet little girls!







I'm glad my girls love to journal.  When I was younger, I journaled every day- sometimes it was just a paragraph, other days it was four of five sheets front and back! I find journaling to be very therapeutic- a great way to organize my thoughts and express myself, even if it doesn't make sense to someone reading.  When I was in my teen years, my journal was a very private, intimate book (as I was working through a lot of heavy struggles as most hormonal teenagers do, especially when dealing with dating- a practice I am praying my children never try on for size... but that's a post for another day!).  Now, my journal is open for anyone to read, and I often share pages of it on Instagram, Facebook, and my blogs.  I also welcome my husband to peek at it whenever he wants and my brothers and sisters in Christ to flip through it during fellowship gatherings.  This journal has songs and poetry scribbled within, doodles and sketches, but is mostly filled with bible verses the Lord impresses upon me along with lessons He is teaching me.



I also have a journal in which I write little stories and rhymes for the kids.  It's a fun way to do story telling in our home.



Do you keep a paper journal?  What do the pages typically hold?  Devotions? Doodles? Daily happenings?

2 comments:

PRDama Sellers said...

Mandy
I miss you blogging... I do come looking for you.

I use to journal alot on paper but when I started a blog (6 years ago) I stopped writing on paper...

I dont always blog about what is exactly on my heart.(it might offend) but for the most part I blog.

Glad to see your thoughts

Angie
www.helpmeettosam.blogspot.com

Kenna said...

I would definitely have missed you! Except that I was so busy being absent myself...I'm praying for time to blog and read blogs...Yours is always such a blessing!

Love your pics, Molly Jo is a cutie. My Lily shares her b'day, right? 17th? I really should post pics, too, it just takes so much time...Camera-memory card-computer-blog. Is a smartphone really any faster?

God bless,

Kenna