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10 spiritual benefits to journaling

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I just started journaling again after many on-again-off-again attempts over the years.

I have always found it to be beneficial. It helps me remember important insights I gained when reading or meditating. It provides a record of prayer results. It helps track progress toward various goals.

One of the biggest regrets in my life is that I did not start journaling in high school. My 11th grade English teacher, Keith Larson, strongly encouraged us to do so. He’s the one person I give most credit to for igniting within me a passion to write.

Unfortunately, when I suggested that I wanted to do that to my mom, she equated journaling to maintaining a diary, which is what most girls did back then. Even though she said that ship’s captains keep logs, I really didn’t want to have a diary, so I didn’t even complete the school assignment.

I often wonder what my life would have been like had I kept a journal for the past 45 years. It’s have a wealth of memories and information to write about today, that’s for sure.

Reagan Rose, a blogger at Redeeming Productivity, recently penned an article outlining 10 spiritual benefits to journaling. It’s a great story.

“A few weeks ago I was cleaning my garage and discovered a stack of old journals in a plastic bin. That put a prompt end to my cleaning plans,” she wrote.

“For two-hours, I sat on a metal folding chair poring over entries I had penned over a decade ago. As I read, I was reminded of long-forgotten life events, surprised by God’s providence, and embarrassed by my own ignorance,” Reagan added.

“But for all the emotions those old journals stirred up, when I finally set them down, the one feeling I was left with was gratitude. I am so glad I have kept a journal since my youth,” she explained.

To view Reagan’s 10 spiritual benefits of journaling, visit

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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