At first when I saw this I thought, "Why would anyone want to inherit that much information?" But as I considered I realized that I would *love* to have this kind of information to peruse from my parents or grandparents. OK, so perhaps not *quite* that many volumes, but I think you can't help but love this man anyway! I can only imagine how much more *rich* his life must have been for systematically documenting things the way that he did.
Are you like me? Have you found that simply *knowing* that you are going to have to "give account" of your activities is enough to cause you to live life more faithfully? Embarrassing to admit, but so true for me. If I know that I could be called upon to relate what I have been learning in my quiet time with the Lord during our family devotions time I am much more careful to find some good applications during my devotions. (blush)
When I "give account" of my days by journaling or documenting our life in various ways, I think it inspires me to live the life that I would want to read about later. (Perhaps you have read Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years?)
Two more inspirational journaling posts for you:
- First, this post detailing a fabulous way to keep a simple family journal~ *love* this idea! (No photographs or scrapbooking involved~ trust me, *very* "doable" and adorable!)
- Second, another collective family journal~ what a fabulous keepsake this will be!
- I've also written a few posts about journaling.
So, how do you document your life? Do you think it makes a difference in *how* you live?
I'm planning to be back soon with photos from Death Valley and Zion National Park! We had such fun!