Ann Rodriquez

Manheim, United States

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Recently I got to thinking about some lines from one of my favorite books by Paula Rinehart, entitled Strong Women, Soft Hearts. They read:

“How else can we learn about ourselves if not by forcing our hands to tell the truth about our hearts?” Nicole Johnson writes. It is incredible to see the way feelings and conclusions you did not know you even had slip out the end of a pencil. …journaling is like a farmer tilling the soil – only this is the earth of your life that`s being tilled.

It really is true; I find that when my heart is troubled, if I take the time to sit and do some journaling, by the time I`m finished I have a much greater grasp of what truly is going on inside of me, and I always feel much more at peace – not because things have changed, but because I have a better understanding of what`s going on (both internally and externally, usually!). And most importantly, it brings me to a place where I can more fully turn the whole situation over to God and release my sticky fingers of attempted control, realizing that it`s all in God`s hands anyway, and I`m just stressing myself out by trying to control something that I can`t. : )

A fascinating phenomenon, journaling! When was the last time you sat down with a pen (or at a computer) and just wrote/typed what you were feeling/thinking? Perhaps some great revelations are hovering just behind that pen or computer. Will you take the time to discover them?! I pray you do.

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