Many are a mish mash of journaling, prayer journaling, Bible studies, word studies, Scriptures that strike me, ideas I need to write out so I don't forget them.
It probably would be easier to write these thoughts out on a computer for easy filing. Or maybe write on loose leaf and then keep it in a binder with tabs for different topics. But there's just something about writing in a bound book. The way pen glides over paper. The warmth of touching once living, sacrificing itself so these words could pour forth. The unavoidable truth that paper and pen do not frustrate from malfunction, become obsolete and are available at moments notice when inspiration strikes. Do you find this too?
And do you have any quirky habits that have grown on you? Ones endearing and those which speak of your heart? And do they create happy chaos in your life but ground you in some way so you don't want to give them up?
recording gifts (here and in a different journal just for that purpose ;)...
- pen to paper
- click of keyboard
- the brushing of hand over paper
- notebooks for writing thoughts and capturing moods
- the way writing connects us to God and the people who walked before us
- Reese cuddled next to me as I write this, book in hand
- communion under trees