Tag Archive | spiritual journaling

Totoro Family Recipes: Martha Dip

martha-1Most might refer to this recipe as Refried Bean Dip or perhaps Mexican Layer Dip. But in our family, this is fondly referred to as Martha Dip.

I am a Texan through and through. In fact, in doing some family genealogy, I discovered I am four generations Texan on my mother’s side. I grew up on Tex-Mex food before it became popular.

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How to Journal: Life is a Verb

life is a verbI have been a fan of Patti Digh’s book, Life is Verb, since 2010. In fact, I so enjoyed the book the first time I read it, I began a weekly blog meme: Life is a Verb Thursdays.

For those who might be unfamiliar with this work, here is the back cover blurb:

The death of her stepfather just 37 days after being diagnosed with cancer woke Patti Digh up, scared her, and made her examine her own life. She realized that living your best life doesn’t mean ditching your job and sailing around the world – it means living each individual, glorious, simple day with more intention. (emphasis my own)

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Spiritual Journaling Practices (Christian)

bible journalWhile the Wellness Wheel and the Spiritual Compass provide excellent journaling prompts, there are several other Spiritual Journaling techniques I have found useful. Some of these methods have a specific Christian focus (this week’s post), while others are a bit more generic (next week’s topic). Hopefully these ideas will help you in your journaling practice.

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How to Journal: the Wellness Wheel

After a brief hiatus (partly planned and partly unexpected)… I am ready to return to the How to Journal series. These next few weeks we will focus on Spiritual Journaling with today’s emphasis on The Wellness Wheel.

The Wellness WheelYou can find many adaptations of the wellness wheel online, but this is one I created to represent my interpretation of wholeness.

The large outer circle represents our Spiritual wellness, which by definition includes all the other significant areas of life: Emotional, Physical, Vocational, Intellectual and Social.

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