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Real Refreshment - The Podcast

with Rachael Carman

47. Why Journal?

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Journaling. A topic that many of us move away from due to mixed emotions about what will be brought up in the process. So in this podcast, I am going to advocate for something that seems really hard. How do we process through the joys and pains of life using journaling and prayer? We all have things bottled up inside of us and we may not know what to do with it or just don't want to deal with it. So how do we dare, as believers, to go to God in prayer rather than social media with the feelings that we have? How do we walk the line between putting it all out there in the name of being real while still being wise with our words and the medium that we use?

Your journals do not have to be just prayers. They can contain life updates, conversations with God, reminders of God's faithfulness, or anything that is healing to your soul. There are so many options of what your time in journaling can bring. I hope that you can be encouraged to venture into something hard with me and feel connected to not only your feelings but ultimately to the Lord with the art of journaling!


Resources:
- Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
- The Dairy of Anne Frank
- Becoming Elizabeth
- A Chance to Die
- In the Shadow of the Almighty
- Devotedly
December 29, 2022
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Meet Your Host
I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this former control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker—I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here,

Rachael

Find more from Rachael:
Website: https://www.rachaelcarman.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachaelcarman/
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