We take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5b)

Journaling provides space to capture your thoughts and imaginations. It disciplines you to be alone with God and with yourself. Managing personal adversity, change, and habits in areas of your life is a process toward healing. And because you think many thoughts each day, it’s vital to capture them on paper.

Yes. Paper.

Writing by hand takes time, is therapeutic, and forces you to slow down to process your emotions. Parts of your brain comes alive and you will recognize more “aha” moments. Stop suppressing negative emotions. Write them out. Let them out. Release the burdens.

This journaling by hand allows you to break away from social media. It revitalizes the age-old discipline of writing. Let’s face it. Books are not going away anytime soon. Take the opportunity to write pages to your posterity. Leave a legacy to be read for future generations. One day your dusty old pages will show up in someone’s life.

Just begin writing on a blank page.

What has been on your heart and mind for the past twenty-four hours? Why you are afraid to make a certain decision? What are you grateful about today?

Its time to journal about it.