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Capturing the Journey

The Watered Soul: Capturing the Journey

Apr 12, 2010

Capturing the Journey

A place to reflect on days gone by...

A safe place to dream and envision life as I wish it could be...

A place to juggle my thoughts and release the rage or disappointment within...

A journal has been my place to release all the rumblings in my head for quite some time.

When I was much younger, I wrote in it daily but find that now days, weeks, and sometimes even months go by without writing in my journal. It's interesting to read back through my journal to see how I've progressed in my journey through life. So many of the things I was once consumed with now have little significance in my life. Other things that I thought I never could get through I found that God has moved me pass. It’s the place I write the whisperings from God and in times of drought, reviewing them makes my heart glad to recall the promises He’s spoken. How do you document your life’s journey?


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20 Comments:

At April 12, 2010 at 5:24 AM , Blogger Rae said...

I have a cardboard box full of journals from the past 30 years or so. Sometimes it's fun (and funny) to pull one out and read some of the things that were happening at the time. It is strange how some worries were so petty and some wishes were so shallow. And it is bittersweet to see my family and my life's story bloom from the pages.
Sadly, I haven't kept a journal (other than my blogs) for several years now.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 5:44 AM , Blogger Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

That is wonderful that you were able to journal your feelings and progress over the years. Blessings.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Linda said...

Well friend, we were thinking alike. I wrote about journey also. My journal is becoming my blog - and hopefully this will progress into a journal for my children and grandchildren to read and learn about life and about me.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

I have journaled every day for years. It has been my way to release and work through many things in my life.
Blessings, andrea

 
At April 12, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

I have recently started a gratitude journal. I try to document, every day, 10 things I'm thankful for from that day. It puts so much into perspective and makes me realize how incredibly blessed I really am. Great post!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Hi Wanda it's Debra from Dream Weaver thanks for visiting me this morning. I love your blog and I love that you said "a safe place to dream in." Talk again soon. Trying to leave everyone at least 1comment this month.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Gregg said...

I have just started journaling in my morning devotions. it is strange for.

Funny how things change as time goes by, huh?

 
At April 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Beautiful word, Journey is definietly true for me in every aspect of life and I love to document my journey's in notebooks and with photos when I can!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

-Linda, that's great that you're leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren through your blog.
-Andrea, I just can seem to muster the discipline to journal daily.
-Lisa, a gratitude journal is a great idea. So many times we're too busy complaining or whining that fail to realize there's a lot to be grateful.
-Debra, thanks for stopping by.
-Greg, yes it's funny to see the progress made in life.
-Jen, life's a journey indeed.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM , Blogger Mary McDonald said...

Beautiful post, Wanda. You definitely have a way with words. I never did any journal writing until about six weeks ago. I'm enjoying it and hope it becomes a habit.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Ellie said...

I love how journaling has helped you so much! I love what you shared and you are right, we are thinking alike today! ;-D

 
At April 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Lorena G. Sims said...

I love reading my journals, it gives me mix feelings, well, it depends on what journal I come across with and read.
I have many journals but never used all the pages.. I just can't seem to be faithful in writing and documenting my daily life.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM , Blogger arlee bird said...

Journaling really is a great idea. I've tried doing it at times, but never keep up with it. I guess my documentation of my life's journey is a hodgepodge of random writings, photographs, video, letters, and all of the miscellania that I tend to keep.
Good word for J.
Lee
Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

 
At April 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Raquel Byrnes said...

All this talk about journaling is making me want to go buy one.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 7:40 PM , Blogger ModernDayDrifter said...

I document my journey with a blog too. This is a great J post.

Also, thanks for your warm comments on my blog. I hope you have a great evening.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Trudy said...

I used to journal constantly but sadly, have gotten away from it. I'd like to start again after the baby is born...I think those would be some wonderful years to look back on. I also used to keep a prayer journal and it was wonderful to look back and see how faithful God was...even if I didn't feel it at the time.

Blessings to you Wanda!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

guess i'd say my blog is my journey/journal:)

 
At April 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

btw...you're putting a lot of thought into your posts!

 
At April 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Not enough hours! said...

Isn't it wonderful to read your journal and see how far you have come. I used to journal, but now, it is my blog that is my journal. And it is wonderful that I have people like you on my journey.

~ Rayna

 
At April 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Beth said...

I never really felt the call to journal when I was younger. When I first began blogging a journal was all I doing it for.

 

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