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Journal keeping : writing for spiritual growth

Luann Budd
Examines the spiritual power of writing and provides a variety of topics to help one find the inspiration to write
Print Book, English, ©2002
InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Ill., ©2002
190 pages ; 21 cm
9780830823376, 0830823379
Why? : an invitation to write
Getting organized: considering the possibilities
Stepping stones: principles to follow
J Strokes: staying on course
Return: revisit your journal
Pearls and snakeskins: our preparations
Honesty: our commitment
Intimacy: our goal
A best friend: discovering our true feelings
Three lights: discovering the voice of God
Fingerprints: discovering the Lord in nature
Eyes wide open: discovering God in the usual
Go west! : discovering new insight
Toward reconcilliation: discovering the grace to forgive
Treasuring and celebrating: discovering the value of remembering
Seasoning with salt: discovering how to make of most of each opportunity
A taste of honey: enjoying the Lord
In our own voice: enjoying the scriptures
Brushstrokes: enjoying a story
Experience the beauty: enjoying poetry
Beyond words: enjoying artistic touches
Insight: writing to learn from an author
Integration: writing to think and synthesize
Approach: writing to invite the word of God in
Reflection: writing to walk into the scriptures
Dialogue journaling: writing to respond to God's word
Attic gold: the art of letter writing
A gathering place: keeping a writer's notebook
Spiritual hypothermia: when we can't
On a ledge: risk develops faith
Appendix 1: Fifty journaling possibilities
Appendix 2: Bible studies
Appendix 3: Books of interest