Secret 5. Keep a Journal. “During times of crisis you are hit from all sides with questions and decisions,” writes Piper, author of A Walk Through the Dark. “It feels like you are in a storm with problems coming from all directions. Just trying to sort things out came be overwhelming. Keeping a journal can help you organize your thoughts. It’s private, just for you. In the journal you can list pros and cons of a decision and write about your feelings. Some people find buying a simple spiral notebook and writing down facts…medications, surgery dates, and doctor notes is a good way to start. Later they begin more personal writings. I found that keeping a Bible verse journal is also helpful. I write down verses that speak to me in a special way. Later, I go back and reread those pages of verses to bring peace during a difficult time. Journaling is a one way to provide shelter from the storm brought about by crisis."
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