A Journaling Guide for Spiritual Autobiography:
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Discover how spiritual journaling can help you on your journey!
Dancing in the Doghouse is my spiritual autobiography. Sharing my spiritual memoir is about my desire to tell my spiritual story today as a source of hope to others. It's about other things too, especially the ways God was with me- even in the really hard places. It's also about encouraging others to tell their spiritual stories to reduce isolation, heal, recover and give others hope. Spiritual autobiography can be about all of these things and so much more.
I can’t tell you what spiritual autobiography, or spiritual memoir, will mean for you. You have to figure that part out for yourself! But, I will help you get started. That’s what Journey on Canvas is here for!
What is spiritual autobiography? Simply put, it's telling the story of what God has done in your life. It's an invitation to share your God story. Spiritual autobiography is also an invitation to receive the God stories of others. As we share our testimonies of God's faithfulness amidst our struggles we are reminded that God has always been present on our journey. As we hear someone's spiritual autobiography we remember that God is with all of us as we journey. This act of giving and receiving each other's God stories is the gift of spiritual autobiography.
You can begin sharing your story by interacting with this site in several ways: read the entries here, enjoy the art and the descriptions that go with them, test drive some of the journaling exercises, contact us with questions and suggestions, learn more about Dancing in the Doghouse (and its author) by reading and clicking on the links, check out our Resources and share using the Journey On Canvas Blog. Sharing your story is an incredible experience that will give hope and help others heal! Don't miss out on this chance to give and receive. Choose a way that you can begin to share!
Writing my spiritual autobiography was an incredible experience. One of the most incredible parts of the experience was the way God led me as I journeyed though the pages of my story. He led me in a way that made sense for me and brought me down my own personal road to freedom. The way I organized the time periods of my life, the categories that I chose and the words that I selected were all God assisted just for me. It was a life changing and life touching experience that is difficult to describe to someone else. I'm going to do my best to describe my experience, though. I'm going to describe it because of what I believe. I believe that writing and sharing our testimonies is a gift that builds faith, encourages and changes lives. I also trust that tremendous healing and spiritual growth can be the direct result of simply reflecting on one's God story through journaling and prayer.
I'm committed to the gift of spiritual autobiography. I want to share my story and I want to encourage others to do the same. That's why I have written my spiritual autobiography and shared portions of it on these pages. It's also why I have created this website to include questions and suggestions that worked for me as I organized, documented and shared my journey. It is my hope that what I have shared here will become an encouragement for others to begin telling their own story. It's why I welcome you to Journey on Canvas.