CREATIVITY IS LIFELONG PURSUIT
Every person since the beginning of time has been, is now, and will be until the end of time, creative.
We, the Body of Christ, are one great big, extravagant, creative community. And together, we represent the fullness of our Creator God here on earth. Yet relatively few of us would call ourselves creative.
Somewhere along the path to adulthood, many of us took off our creative hats, set them aside, and never looked back, instead investing our time and talents in “more productive” ways.
CREATIVE EXPRESSION IS A LABOR OF LOVE
We forget that creativity isn’t easy. It is less lightning bolt moments of inspiration and far more labors of love. It is time poured out, courage plucked up, curiosity piqued, wonder and daring to dream, determination, perseverance, sweat, tears, and often, a whole lot of failure.
Writing isn’t easy even for published authors. Photographers joke that their first 10,000 images are practice. But it’s truer than not. Master mechanics pour years into training and thousands of hard-earned dollars into tools. To earn first chair concertmaster, a violinist will practice an average of 10,000 hours. A house isn’t designed or built (or even painted!) overnight.
WE ARE CREATED TO CREATE
Creativity is written in our DNA by the One who created everything from nothing.
The creativity of God is spectacular! We witness it in every breath of every hour of every sing day. And that same Creator has breathed life into almost 100 billion beloved humans since the beginning of time, each with a unique, one-of-a-kind personality and individually distinguishable fingerprints.
Though few of us would call ourselves creative, that amazing grace-gift is woven straight into our DNA. As we engage with God, He ignites our curiosity, waking us to wonder and the joy of possibility. Today, be brave. Be curious. Create!
the joy of Photography
NOTICE. CLICK. TREASURE. ENJOY! Photography invites us to rediscover the wonder and beauty of God’s creation - vibrant colors, light and shadows, the everyday and the unusual – one-click at a time.
Coloring Your Way Closer to God
Contemplative coloring draws us into the presence of God as we release stress, anxiety, and worries. Color you way closer to God and explore your creativity with hues of red, yellow, blue, vibrant, and pastel.
Prayer shawls are blessings of community, kindness, comfort, and compassion, stitched with prayer and gifted to those who are struggling with illness, pain, anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss, or grief – a gift to maker and receiver.