Have you ever journaled? If you have, then you might already enjoy its benefits.
But, if you have never journaled before or haven’t been consistent in your journaling, this class might be just what you need to gain greater peace, clarity, and connect more deeply with God.
Journaling will enrich your life in so many ways.
I can tell you through my own experience how it has enriched mine. It’s also transforming the lives of those who have taken the Journal Class.
“I was seeking for the
internal me to be at peace.
Through the journal class
I started writing. It’s helped me
find that peace within
and to stop focusing on
all the outside to do’s
that cause so much anxiety.”
Sue – Canada
“This class was great!
It made me want to journal.
teaching, and learning.
God has already
started to reveal answers
I’ve been seeking
Melinda – Virginia
“The encouragement and
journaling strategies I learned
in Jackie’s journaling class
helped me be more intentional
and more consistent
in my daily devotional time.
As a result, I continue to
grow in faith and experience transformation. I wholeheartedly recommend this class.”
Susan – Missouri
In the class I cover four types of journaling. I also read examples of each type from my own personal journals. Attendees find this the most helpful in understanding how each type of journaling can be applied to their own lives.
I started journaling as a teenager. This wasn’t the cute kind of pink diary with a lock on the outside. This was journaling to save my life. That may sound dramatic, but the teenage years are tumultuous enough with all the changes going on within the body. You’re also not a kid anymore and are faced to make life decisions like college or a career. Then there’s the added pressure of peers and comparison. Social media hadn’t been around when I was a teenager, so I can’t even imagine what it is like for teens now.
Added to all that were my father’s violent outbursts due to alcoholism and his then undiagnosed bi-polar disorder. He was verbally and physically abusive towards my mother. I walked on emotional eggshells trying to stay out of the way and not trigger a rage.
There was no one to talk to. It was our family’s big secret. The other kids I hung out with from church had loving parents. So, I talked to my journal. I would write pages and pages on legal pads or spiral notebooks.
I expressed my feelings. I poured those onto the page and to God. Without knowing, I was eliminating stress and keeping it from bottling me up on the inside. It was therapy.
On tear-stained pages, I had contemplated suicide, taking pills and ending the pain. That’s why I say that journaling saved my life.
Journaling is still a lifeline for me. Writing helps me get through my deepest darkest times. It helps me to stop feeling sorry for myself when I compare myself to others and their accomplishments.
It helps me to see how far I’ve come and when I sound like a broken record and need to make a change.
Journaling also brings me clarity, inspiration, peace, and joy! I realized that in the past, all I wrote about was pain. It kept me blocked as a writer. Why? Because I only wrote in my journal when I was experiencing pain. Writing was painful! I realized that from looking at my journals.
Now my journals are full of more joyful experiences, nuggets of wisdom I’ve collected, and observations I’ve made.
Journaling is also my daily connection to God. It has become a primary way to pray, to talk to God, and to listen to God.
That’s why I want to share this powerful tool with you in two live 90-minute journaling classes.
I’ve gone from note pads to the bound book variety that line many of the shelves in my office bookcase.
Classes will be held live on Zoom. In the first class you will learn about the power of journaling, it’s benefits, and the various ways to journal. (Each of these pictures illustrates four of many examples of how to journal.)
These two weeks between the first and second class are for you to apply what you learned from the first class to experience the power of journaling for yourself.
In the second class, we will meet to share your journaling experience with one another and to have a time of questions and answers.
In my many years of conducting and attending online classes, one of the most enlightening and life-giving part is interacting with others who share a common desire. In our continued state of social distancing, the need for connection has never been greater.
When we share with one another we learn. We also find comfort and strength in knowing that we are not alone with our questions and struggles.
There is no correct way to journal, with one exception, the way you discover that is right for you!
The class is held on Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom app (it’s free) and have an Internet connection.
You will receive a copy of the video and the audio as well as the PowerPoint slides.
The class will be recorded so that you can go back to the information again and again.
Upon purchase, you will receive a welcome email confirmation with the details. This email may take a few minutes. If you don’t receive the email within an hour, please email me at email@example.com. You will receive email reminders, but please mark the dates on your calendar.
The Zoom link will be sent prior to the class.
It is highly encouraged that you attend live. Interacting with others is fun and uplifting. But if you can’t, you won’t miss any of the training.
Saturdays, May 7 with a follow-up get together on May 21.
PayPal and all major debit and credit cards accepted.
I look forward to teaching you about the life-giving practice of journaling.
With joy and gratitude,