I was recently asked a question and struggled with the answer. That seemed like a perfect journal prompt.
This week I wonder I challenge you to “Describe yourself in 15 words or less”
I started by looking at an identity statement I made years ago. “I am a citizen of heaven (Heb 13:14), straining toward what is ahead (Phil 3:13), bearing witness of Christ (John 1:7), awaiting His return (1 Cor 1:7).
If I take out the Scripture references, I am at 18 words. And I wonder, does that describe me? It is my ultimate goal, but am I there?
I am a woman trying desperately to turn off the voices of the lies of the world and listen to God’s truth. Well, that is 22 words.
I am a woman living to encourage others to find their best within themselves. Hmmmm, I wonder.
I will keep working on this. What are you coming up with for yourself? If you are comfortable doing so, share in the comments below. Or send me an email – TerryAnn at TerryAnnPorter dot com. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I recently met an online friend for coffee. During our discussion, she asked about a time when I had excelled at something; a time when I had stepped out of my comfort zone. I told her about a knit and crochet bible study I created. I explained how it came about, then how I asked the women’s leadership of the church I was attending if we could try it the following semester. I was excited telling her the process and challenges and successes.
In recalling the story she then asked me what was stopping me from stepping outside my comfort zone and into the next creation I had on my heart.
Once I realized I had done it before, doing it again didn’t seem so difficult.
Celebrate something you excelled at in the past. What is stopping you from doing so again?
Whether you believe you can or can’t, you are correct. Mindset makes such a difference in everything we do.
With this in mind, this week my journal prompt leads me to looking at the word “failure” and asking the question, “Is it a subjective word (based on feelings and opinions) or an objective word (based on fact). Why?
“I didn’t know it was a dream.” That is what my friend Brenda said during our recent interview.
I met Brenda nearly 20 years ago. During this time we have walked with each other through miscellaneous highs and lows of life.
Today, Brenda has 2 local Tea Rooms and an Antique Mall. I sat down with her to discuss what fears she had to face and the courage it took to step out and into something she had mentioned in conversation for many years. She didn’t even realize it was a dream of hers.
Join me in the latest “Tea Time” video. This time you get more than just me talking. You get to hear from a woman who found the strength to seek out a ‘dream’.
Earlier this year I prompted the question ‘What would be the theme song of your life?’ For myself I had trouble coming up with one. I think I decided – at least for now – the song would be theme to the Mary Tyler Moore show. I love the words ‘you are going to make it after all’ . No matter what happens, I will make it.
Today then leads me to considering ‘What would the title of my life story be’ hmmm. I wonder.
While I am looking at my own thoughts, feel free to share yours in the comments below if you would like.
As we approach the middle of the year, I look back and see the journal prompts have taken us in various directions.
This week as I work on creating a workbook for my “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk” I am journaling the prompt asking me to face a lie I tell myself and replace it with truth this week.
A major lie I tell myself over and over is that I have nothing God can use. That is a big lie, with the intent of stopping me from stepping out. The truth is I am a child of God and I am to live a Christ-like life sharing His Word and His love.
I cannot believe it is already week 23 of 2019. Have you been following along with the journal prompts?
This week week we look at peace. What is it? When do you feel peace?
Jesus says He is giving up His peace (see John 14:27). Peace doesn’t mean there will be no difficulties or that we will always be happy. Peace is different than happiness. You can be in the midst of turmoil, yet have peace.
What does peace look like to you?
This week’s journal prompt begins with “I feel at peace when……” When you feel at peace?
While I was working on this journal prompt and wondering about my own peace I came across a phrase that really hit home. So many times I looked at peace to mean avoiding conflict. But as this phrase reminds me, that may bring peace to the situation, but it starts a war within myself. It takes away my peace.
I guess before I can describe feeling peace, I must first define it.
What does peace look like to you? Can you define it? When do you experience it? If you are willing, share your thoughts below.