I was Journaling/Reading

This time last week I was journaling/reading:

Above is a picture of the stack of 15 books I was immersed this past week. Instead of going into great details about what I wrote, or read, I’m simply going to list these books out for you with a brief description. Hopefully from that you can get a taste of what I was thinking when I had my nose, or pen, pressed firmly into them:

(From top to bottom)

1. My Creative Journal: In this journal I sketched A LOT, wrote some of my poem ‘Year’ and wrote my poem ‘Hour’ out.
2. ‘Stars’: This book is my go too book for constellation hunting.
3. ‘Handbook on Faith, Hope, and Love’ by Saint Augustine: I would read this book every day after I read through my bible. It is a handbook written by Saint Augustine with short chapters on essentials to the Christian faith.
4.  Question Journal: For each day of the week (5 days of it) Antonia and I handed each other an envelope with a question in it. I wrote all the answers to the questions in here.
5. Story Journal: This journal is new and was intended to help me write more of my short story (which I never did anything with), but instead I used it for writing out concepts for my poem ‘Hour’ before I wrote it.
6. Journey Journal: This journal was to write down observations about how I respond to life – whether that be in regards to my faith, my relationship, or whatever else I might observe.
7. Letter Journal: This journal was simply to write Antonia letters after she left.
8. Secret Journal: I can’t tell you anything about this one, its a secret.
9. Life Journal: This journal was to write out stuff I love about life as I discovered new moments and adventures.
10. ‘A Severe Mercy’ by Sheldon Vanauken: This is a book that Antonia and I read out-loud together.
11. ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie: This book is the current novel that I am reading
12. ESV Bible: I just got a new ESV Thinline bible to read during the week of the cabin. I read through some of the book of Micah while I was there.
13. Daily Journal: This journal in my journal to document life and moments. I try to write in it every day that I might re-read it next year.
14. Travel Journal: This is a journal that Antonia and I fill up when we go on adventures.
15. Last Year’s Journal: This is my daily journal from last year. I would read through it each day to remember things experienced at this time last year and to see how things have changed since then.

What books have you been using lately?


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About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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