We hear a lot of talks in church about writing in our journals, and I think most of us have it in the back of our minds as something we should do, but we still don’t write regularly and so we miss out on all the blessings that come from writing.
Throughout my life I have gone through spurts of journal writing. In 8th grade I made a pact with a friend and the 1st person to miss a day had to give the other a $.50 candy bar. I wrote for one year straight without missing a day, I can’t remember who won, or if he ever paid up, but I did learn that it is important to write every day. There is power in the consistency of writing every day, of being in the habit of writing something no matter how mundane and simple the entries seem. Even the little events after the passage of time, spark memories and help to piece together the puzzle of forgotten life.
Here is the challenge to anybody who wants to participate. Starting today, for 17 consecutive days write something, anything in your journal. Let me know if you are going to join me for this 17 day challenge. I’ll be posting some thoughts about journal writing.