Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
On Monday, I mentioned that I see my journal as a sacred place to process my days and to notice patterns in my life. In my journal, I often experience the mercies of God, as He reveals fresh insights into areas of my heart that need correction or healing or both.
Lynn D. Morrissey, a dear friend and mentor in the art of journaling wrote a book chronicling her experience with journaling as a way to write love letters to God.
As we come to this time of year when the world is decorated with paper hearts, I wanted to give a heart felt recommendation of her book, Love Letters to God: Deeper Intimacy through Written Prayer.
In her book, she gives a glimpse into her heart as she pours it out to God in prayer. Writing our prayers can lead to discovery and healing.
For a sweet review of her book check out Finding Floyd’s blog post titled: A Box of Chocolates.
For some more inspiration on the art and practice of journaling check out these links:
At Writing Forward, Melissa’s website, you can explore more posts about journal writing in her archives. Click here to check them out.
I hope you journal like
no one is reading over your shoulder!
Write God’s love on the tablet of your heart.
His mercies never fail.
His truth always prevails.