Poet and Don’t Know It?

This entry is part 7 of the series How to Journal

A fun way to journal is to write in rhyme. Try writing a limerick, which is quick and easy. Or a four-line stanza. Write about your garden, or your time at the shops. Describe the clouds, or your new puppy. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t scan well. You’re doing this for yourself, remember? But you may be surprised how it ends up. read more

A Letter from God

This entry is part 11 of the series How to Journal

One day, whilst recovering from cancer treatment, I lay on my bed struggling to make sense of life. I tried to read my Bible, but thoughts crowded out the words. Eventually, I reached for my journal, picked up a pen, and wrote to the Lord. “How long is this going to go on, Lord? I feel so alone and afraid. What does the future hold for me?” read more

Changing Perspective

This entry is part 12 of the series How to Journal

An early lesson in writing could include the subject of “Perspectives”. Remember those English Grammar lessons at school? Remember learning the different points of view? Remember the difference between first, second and third person? read more

A New Diary

This entry is part 15 of the series How to Journal

Every year, when I was a child, my mother gave me a diary. Perhaps she thought if I spent some time writing about my daily life, I would experience some sort of epiphany and change into a better person. read more