Writing in a journal has been an important part of my life. Even as a child, I would grab my journal to work through my feelings or to record events so I would remember the details. As a teacher, I encouraged my students to journal every day in order to increase their ability to get their ideas out onto the page. Now, I use my journal to sort out my thoughts, keep notes on things I’m learning, record my spiritual insights, organize my schedule, and to write short stories. I have at least one journal going at a time (usually a couple) and try to set aside time everyday to write. I know I am not alone. I hope this becomes a gathering place for all of us who love to journal!