Monday, April 16, 2012


I have always kept a journal. The main reason, for me, is simply because I LOVE to write! What better way to keep up with my day to day thoughts than to write them down on paper.

Even if you are not one who enjoys writing, there are many reasons that you would benefit from keeping a journal.

I thought I would list five of those reasons:

5.) Writing your thoughts down on paper can serve as an outlet. A place for your thoughts to go. It is very therapeutic.

4.) Journals are a fantastic way to keep up with your church sermon notes. Writing your thoughts down on paper helps you commit them to memory. If you're like me, you need all the help you can get!

3.) I began this blog as sort of a cyber-journal. Now, five years later, it has turned in to so much more for me and my family. A book I can cherish and keep forever!

2.) Our kids are so important to us. However, if we are not careful, it is easy to forget those funny, sweet things they say. Keeping a journal is an effective way to remember the moments that are most important to you.

1.) And last, but most importantly, a journal is a perfect place for you to write out your prayers. Although God knows our hearts, and hears us when we speak to Him, there is something about putting your prayers on paper that makes them come alive!

Okay folks, those are my (for what they're worth) top five reasons for you to begin keeping a journal. Now, all that's left for you to do is begin!



Cherry said...

Visiting from Bible Love Notes - I agree with all your reasons for journaling. I've journaled for years and years, and it is such an important way of living life and also preserving the memories. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Hi, Andrea
I liked your reason to keep a journal! I too write down memories to keep them fresh and to remind me of how God is blessing my life each and every day. I also really like your posts and am a new follower.

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Andrea Beam said...

Thank you ladies!! I am excited to hear from both of you! I, too, will be visiting your sites!

Gail Purath said...

Andrea, I love this post. I like your inverted list with the most important last. And all of your reasons are practical and wise. Thanks for sharing this on Bible Love Notes. I hope lots of others will read your words.