October 21, 2018 – Mike Ashcraft
We often let our mind run wild without giving much thought to where it is taking us. We also tend to allow our heart and feelings to dictate our response to our circumstances. Both approaches often lead us down well-worn paths we don't want to go. We need disciplines to help us arrange our lives. A step we can take to interrupt this vicious cycle is putting pen to paper. Journaling serves as an intentional disruption that leads to clarity, purpose, and focus. Writing out our thoughts convinces our mind that we are serious about slowing down. It allows us to see what we're thinking without being blinded by what we are feeling. Journaling gives us a chance to see and submit to God's truth. And, most importantly, it helps us recognize that we're being transformed.