Do You Journal?

I’m not talking about a manly version of keeping a diary (although if you keep a diary, that’s cool…), I’m talking about journaling what God is teaching you through your regular Scripture reading.

Do you journal?

For years, I’ve done it and it’s been very worthwhile, particularly from the standpoint of looking back and seeing what God’s been teaching you over the years. My friend Adam and I were talking about this last night over bison burgers and I’d mentioned that it’s very humbling to look back on things you wrote 3, 4 or 5 years ago that you thought were really insightful and intelligent and think, “Man, I was an idiot!”

Maybe that’s just me, though.

And even though I’ve always really enjoyed journaling, it’s fallen by the wayside in recent weeks. I always have things to ponder from my reading (some of which ends up becoming posts like these), but I’m not always writing it down.

This is probably a trend I should reverse.

So do you journal? If so, how do you keep yourself on track with doing it?

  • http://twitter.com/kmf Karl Fischer

    My wife loves to journal, I love to do it as well, but I’m such a scatter brain and I prefer to do it on a device so that all my notes are safely backed up, and not matter what I use I have them with me always.

    Do you use any devices
    @aaronstrongarm:twitter
    ?

    • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

      I do @twitter-6162:disqus ; I’ll sometimes take notes on my iPhone, but usually when I’m not using a traditional notebook, I’ll use the “my notes” tab on ESVBible.org

  • Bart M.

    I’ve found Penzu.com to be a great tool for journaling online. I’d like to be able to write mine out by hand, but my penmanship is uncomfortably poor.

  • Bart M.

    I’ve found Penzu.com to be a great tool for journaling online. I’d like to be able to write mine out by hand, but my penmanship is uncomfortably poor.

    • http://twitter.com/kmf Karl Fischer

      Do you use other devices ?

  • dawop

    journal is not a verb.

    • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

      Yes, I understand that, but people also understand what you mean when you say that :)

  • Ruthe

    I’m addicted to a little mac app called day one … felt sad to finally abandon paper but its so handy for thoughts, inspiration and anything I need to journal.

    • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

      Day one? I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!