Welcome to the jmarktucker.com!
You may find a little bit of everything on here. This is because my purpose for writing is perhaps a little bit different than you might imagine.
Why I am blogging
You are not the primary reason that I am writing this blog. My primary purpose is to provide an online digital journal of things that I want to pass on to my own children (and their posterity). For the last several years I have been journaling prayers, scriptures, notes, praises, frustrations, good/bad experiences, and my walk with the Lord by hand. I was inspired to begin journaling while doing graduate work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Miller, my small Spiritual Formation class went through Donald Whitney’s book Disciplines for the Christian Life. The Lord used this book to help strengthen some spiritual disciplines and to help me understand others.
Prior to the class I had used a journal, but didn’t really have a foundation for what I was doing. I just wanted to write down things that the Lord was teaching me for reflection later. Dr. Whitney really helped me to understand the benefits and goals of spiritual journaling. One of those things that really stood out to me was that I was journaling for future generations. At the time, my wife and I were unsure if we were able to have children. This was, of itself, a process worth journaling through. God taught us many things in those years about Himself, our marriage, and sanctification that I have been able to preserve through journaling. So my goal in spiritual journaling began to be that I would journal prayers, scriptures, thoughts, meditations and events with the goal that my children and grandchildren and their posterity will be reading and benefiting from my writings.
It is my hope that this blog will allow you to benefit from my own person walk with the Lord as I preserve it for my future generations. SDG!