Journaling can be a vital part of the journey of spiritual formation. On the pages of a journal, in the privacy of any given moment, I can take careful, thoughtful steps into the truth of my own experience with God and God’s revelation to me through his Word and Spirit. Through the words I’m recording in my journal, I can process my feelings, fears, struggles, experiences and ideas. I place it all there on the paper before both my eyes and God’s. It’s a soul-dump.