Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 26, 2012
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
here is a selection from our book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time," by the
Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
Thank you for forwarding this to your friends.
A source of blessing and healing
"The God of peace be with all of you. Amen."
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
~ Chinese proverb
Journal expert Anne Broyles tells the story of a
young girl who breaks her leg and faces a summer
in bed. Her Grandma gives her a journal and tells
her this, "It's a journal . . . a special place
for you to put down all the special things you
think or see or dream, anytime you want. When
you are in a rotten mood and your brain is full
of cobwebs, or when life is so marvelous you feel
like you're soaring in a balloon, you can put it
all down . . . you can go through your own looking
glass . . . all kinds of things happen during the
day, but sometimes you don't notice them because
you aren't paying attention. Writing in your
journal helps you see things you never thought
about before . . . soon each day seems full of
small marvels you must write down" (Broyles,
Anne. "Journaling. A Spirit Journey," p. 11).
When we keep a journal, we discover things about
ourselves. Journals can help us reach life-goals,
examine our feelings, and see personal growth or
the lack of it. Many people have found journal
writing rewarding and enriching. Try an experiment
with God and consider journal writing over the next
few weeks. See if it is rewarding for you and may
the God of peace be with you.
Your life has a story. A journal is a good place
to relive your story as a spiritual discipline.
When we record our words, it can be a source of
healing and blessing. Journal writing is one way
to experience spiritual empowerment.
God, our lives do have a story. Perhaps it is
too painful to share with others, but it can be
safe to share with you through a private journal.
Give us courage and strength to begin writing our
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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