Braving The Broken-Day13-5 Reasons to Keep a Journal (and margin symbols to find what you’ve written) - See more at: http://lisaappelo.com/ I keep journals to help me remember special times in my life, God's faithfulness, prayer requests, memories, how God daily helps me, and much more. Something I learned from Lisa Appelo, and thank her for sharing, is writing margin reminders in your journals. Examples: Mark a cross in the margin to show something God is teaching you. A heart, shows something very personal that God has done for you. A round circle beside a prayer request, means it is an unmet need. When that need is met, you go back, and put a check mark in the circle. I love journaling, it refreshes, and renews me.