Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #23 — Journals for Creativity


by Louis crartist FlickrContinuing our look into journaling this week, posting two articles today which reveal a different look at journaling. If yesterday’s ideas of journaling were a little too “loosey-goosey” for you, today’s are a bit more structured and organized. Ultimately, you have to find the style that works best for you, your ministry, and your creativity!

First, an article by Brad Hambrick writing for the Association of Biblical Counselors as he discusses Using a Personal Journal for Spiritual Growth.

Second, an article by Britt Andreatta from Soul School on Journaling discussing many different types of journals and her own process for journaling. It also lists several other resources.

Happy journaling!

Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

P.S. Missed previous posts? Click here.


What is Create-A-Day? Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply into your worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!

* I am a proponent of family time and Sabbath rest so don’t look for posts on weekends or Holidays.
Create-A-DayJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You, a devotional book with Bible studies to nurture the creative spirit within and to serve as a resource for creative Christians, artists, musicians and worshippers. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts and has had the opportunity to perform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and lead workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. She has also recently released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved.
Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.

6 thoughts on “Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #23 — Journals for Creativity

  1. Jody,
    I found the above articles enlightening as I do not keep a journal. The various types of journaling with specific purposes in mind is something I never considered journaling was used to handle. Definite food for thought.

  2. findingourfeetorg

    I fell away from journaling for a long time but started it up again about a year and a half ago. I mainly just write now but want to get back into more of the artistry too when I have more time. I do think it is therapeutic and can help a lot with goals, thankfulness and prayers.

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