Derek James Brown has written a nice post on the benefits of journaling. I must confess that I used to journal quite frequently, but the demands of seminary and ministry have been such that I have not really made the time for it lately. The following points from Derek might cause me to reconsider.
- With a journal I am able to record observations and insights into Scripture.
- A journal gives me a place where I can meditate on Scripture.
- With a journal I can record important events and my interpretation of those events.
- My journal is the place where I record my thoughts about what I am reading.
- I can use my journal to help me evaluate and maintain discipline in other areas.
- Writing in my journal helps me think more carefully, deeply and accurately.