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Have you ever thought about journaling as a way to grow closer to God? Or have you wanted to start a journaling habit, but you can’t make yourself do it? Or maybe you don’t know where to begin? If so, this podcast episode on journaling for the soul will help.
I’ll be interviewing Deborah Haddix, who recently published a book called Journaling for the Soul. The book describes 50 different ways to journal, along with tips on how to develop a journaling habit. These are journaling techniques that will draw us closer to God as we use them to pray, study Scripture, and do a little soul-searching.
On the podcast, Deborah will be explaining some of those journaling methods. She’ll also give us tips that will help you develop a journaling habit if you’re struggling with that.
Resources We Talked About On the Podcast
- Deb’s book: Journaling for the Soul: A Handbook of Journaling Methods
- Deb’s website, deborahhaddix.com
- Deb’s resources for praying for your children and grandchildren
We’d love to hear from you!
We’d love to hear about your own experiences with journaling: how it’s affected your relationship with God, how it’s helped you grow, your struggles and successes with it, or anything else you’d like to share! Also, if you give any of these journaling methods a try–or if you have any journaling methods you’d like to share–we’d love to hear about it. Let us know in the comment section below!
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Good stuff. I do a weekly in depth Bible study that is essentially a faith-based journaling. It’s supernatural.
I’m with you on the 21 days not being enough to create new habits.
That’s a lot of different ways to journal!
Barb Raveling says
Hi Floyd! It’s good to see you! Yes, I sometimes feel like it takes months or years to develop habits, not 21 days! I love it when they’re developed though! Makes my life much better!
Betty Draper says
I don’t journal as much or the same as I use to. My pain therapist has ask me to try journaling again as a way to release emotions that could be the cause of some of my pain. This kind of journaling is not for anyone else to read, in fact I tear it up or delete it after I write it and read a few times. I find now, I do most of my writing on my blog, now I don’t post them all, some are still a work in progress.
Barb Raveling says
Hi Betty! That’s interesting that your pain therapist told you to journal! I do find that truth journaling, especially, helps me to let go of my negative emotions. I have also torn up some of those and hidden them in the garbage! I used to do that all the time for annoyance when I first started 17 years ago – now I wish I had saved some of those to include in books or blog posts!