100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 1

I hesitate to commit to this, but I’m trying something new πŸ˜….

Do you ever feel like you need writing as an outlet more and more these days? Like something on your soul needs to get free?

I’ve put that energy toward other projects lately, but it’s time to bring it back to my blogging roots!

What better way to do that than with a good journal prompt? …Or a 100 πŸŽ‰.

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!

Here goes!

Is it possible for my truth to be different than someone else’s truth? Or is truth absolute?

I asked Joe about this yesterday. I’ve mentioned before how I see nuance everywhere these days. And you all know how I feel about grace.

The truth is (pun intended) the older I get, the less black and white I see. Yet I still value and cherish God’s law.

It makes me grateful He’s the judge, and not me. He looks on the heart, and He sees the whole picture.

Regarding absolute truth, Joe shared a thoughtful analogy with me:

He’s heard before the concept of an elephant on the move.

One man, upon seeing the elephant for the first time describes it to his companions as large and grey.

Another man cries out, “No! I saw it, too! It was tall and flexible.”

Yet a third man comes down from a tall tree and shakes his head… “No, no! It was flat.

You see, the absolute truth exists, but no one individual is wrong either.

Sometimes, what works for me, and the way I approach an absolute truth, will look different from my neighbor’s vantage point.

That’s okay.

In the end, I do my best with the information I am given, I listen, and I pray.

Sometimes, though, I wonder if we stretch the truth to fit our needs, rather than change our behavior to align with the truth.

What do you think? Is truth absolute? Do your personal truths matter?

❀ Jenny

10 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 1

  1. I must admit, I get quite tired of hearing the phrase “speak my truth.” Yes, I think there are absolute truths, but everyone has their own perspectives or opinions. In every argument, there is her version, his version, and somewhere in the middle is the truth.

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