As an admitted over-achiever, I seem to have a head that never shuts off. It buzzes with planning, imaginings, anxiety, creativity, and/or concerns all the time. I started to journal, trying to slow it all down, and over a dozen years ago I not only got better at managing the race, but I also got better at stopping long enough to hear God’s voice after purging all the rest on the page. Messages of love, encouragement, purpose, and guidance came pouring in, calming me and giving me daily focus. Messages that carried me through really hard times including stage 3 cancer treatment, surviving the suicide of my brother, keeping up with demanding workloads, and more. I believe the messages God sent me are universal; that perhaps they were spoken not only to me, but also for you.