Sunday, February 23, 2014

Journaling Success

And the Lord answered me: "Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it." - Habakkuk 2:2

Today was awesome. I saw my son doing something amazing...showing the love of Christ to a boy on the playground. We began to pass out the sandwiches and chips we picked up to share with friends when I saw my son leave our group with an extra sandwich in hand. He walked over and shared it with a "new friend" we met a few minutes earlier on the playground. My heart leaped with joy as I watched... knowing Jesus was rejoicing in heaven as my son "fed the hungry."

I journaled a few words in the "notes" section of my smart phone and labeled the page "Journaling Success." I decided that moving forward, as I see my kids look like Jesus that I will write it down. Keeping it safe for those times I feel like I've failed as a mom. Saving it as a reminder of the fruit seen as it serves as refreshment for my weary heart. I want to remember those sweet touches of grace I see weaved throughout my child's life and praise God for it.

So I made a decision today. I will journal success of my kids and learn to share those God-stories with my friends rather than the struggles they had that day. 

How about you tend to share the struggles, of your children, with friends instead of their victories? 

Journal your successes and praise God for it!


  1. That was so sweet Kate. What a beautiful idea to journal success of the grace we see in out child's life:). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kate, as I read this blog, I smiled; rejoicing with you as I felt the joy you must have felt. The joy the Lord must feel seeing His little disciple doing Kingdom business... You are a wonderful intentional mom. Love you girl.