Called to Create
YOU WERE MADE TO CREATE!
Set sail with us for monthly creative art prompts. Creativity is a language of the soul and it builds space for community to grow!
O LORD, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures. Psalm 104:24 ISV
Creativity invites us to explore and observe. To notice and play with shapes and shades, shadows and light. It is a crisp fresh canvas, ready to catch the jagged fragments of our days and speak them into unexpectedly into grace.
- invites us to slow down and experience the journey
- inspires us to see differently, to think outside the box
- facilitates problem-solving and uncertainty
- opens the door to questions and conversations we might never have asked or started
- engages us more deeply with our Creator
- cultivates community
- relieves stress
- and changes the way we interact with our world
“Creativity … is a universal trait of those made in God’s image.” Mike Cosper
We create, because we are created in the image of the One who spoke it all into being with a word … from nothing.
As we write, sing, dance, paint, plant, weave, build, plane, sculpt, bake, capture, design, decorate, make, dream, create we echo the immeasurable, mysterious, and limitless creativity of God.
“The diversity of the universe is a glimpse into the breadth of aesthetic appreciation in God’s mind. Each of us made in his image bears that creative gift … We bear it as a tiny reflection of his own vast creativity and skill.” Mike Cosper
Erwin McManus writes, “To create is to reflect the image of God. To create is an act of worship.”
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God uniquely created each of us in His image and with ability to create, if only in a small way. Our God-given imagination fuels creativity. It can help us tell stories to encourage others, bring beauty through words and art, help us work through difficult situations, or to entertain and make someone happy.
Age and even the trial of disease (soul or body) can sometimes produce the sweetest fruit in us. The autumn of our lives can be a season of grace.
My life is my art, and I express it every single day. God had created an artist within me. It just looked different than other artists.
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity
With Jesus as his model, Card shows how understanding God's creative imagination leads to a lifestyle of humility, obedience and servanthood. And he invites us to follow God's creative call through worship and community. He has articulated the story of Jesus to others through his own scribblings in the sand. This book shows us how we can do the same.
Framing Faith: From Camera to Pen, An Award-Winning Photojournalist Captures God in a Hurried World
In this modern age, many of us fill every "spare" moment we have rather than taking an intermission to see the true works of God and realize that he is present in every moment. The author illustrates a new way to see God and to help us live in the moment through the exploration of various photography concepts.
Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice
Christine Valters Paintner
More than a book on photographic technique, it is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. The book goes through six themes connecting the medium of photography with the Christian spiritual life, inviting readers to a new way of viewing the world--through the lens of a camera.
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