preparing my December 2019 Paper Diary
'Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming A Christian Spiritual Practice' Edited By John H. Coe & Kyle C. Strobel
'George Marshall Defender Of The Republic' biography by David L. Roll
'The Marshall Plan" Dawn Of The Cold War' by Benn Steil
'The Collected Works Of St John Of The Cross' Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.
'1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon' New Testament XII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Lee Gatiss & Bradley G. Green
'Doing Theology With The Reformers' by Gerald L. Bray
'Reading Scripture With The Reformers' by Timothy George
'Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis' Edited By Michael Allen & Jonathan A. Linebaugh
Your approach to journaling is very rigorous and systematic. How did you develop this method of folders and calendars? Was it something that evolved gradually, or was it something you just decided on?
Keep up the good work! 👍
Jonny Keen replies to Matthew's comments-
I started keeping a diary when I was in High School. The problem arose is how to keep all the pages together. I tried writing in notebooks, but did not like the restrictions. I wanted all the pages together not in separate notebooks. I started using folders around the 70's. The type of folders shown in the videos. Back in 70's I used folders that did not have pockets. I also wrote on college rule paper and not wide rule paper back in the old days. I started using wide rule paper I do not remember when because it was easier to find that wide rule paper. I do not remember when I started numbering the pages. I wanted my diaries to have a flow so I started numbering them and using folders with pockets-one long flow of words, years, months,weeks, and days The Book of My Life. In my videos I have mentioned that when I left California back in 1978 to go to Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) I destroyed my diaries, letters, photos, Vietnam anti-war materials, rock posters, Jesus Movement materials etc. . . A very dumb act of destruction! I am a romantic and wanted to start over not realizing that one never escapes their Past. I wish now I had that written account of my Past-the days of my Youth. Now all I have are memories that are quickly fading.
As I have been mentioned in these videos our children have made known to me they do not want my diaries. I realize my diaries are massive. I have 41 years of diaries in our open basement. I still collect magazines, printed materials, e-mails, on and on it goes that are stored with my yearly diaries. I store my diaries in containers some plastic and some in boxes that all weigh a ton. A massive mountain of memories/words that will someday be destroyed as I lay in the ground waiting for the Final Resurrection.
I do not why I write day after day when in the end my words will never be read? I do not know why I make videos? I live in darkness, sometimes the darkness is extremely oppressive. I write because I am a Writer. I am an Evangelist. I must get the Word out even if no one hears me or cares if I exist. peace