I have found this to be true, I am happier when I am creating, even when it is something small. Some of us who are not as artistic as others, raising both hands high, we find creating more of a struggle.
The truth is there are many ways to create, from painting and writing, to cooking and baking, gardening, photography, graphic design, and dancing, the list goes on and on.
This year I have been pursuing new ways to create. I have found a love for spoken word poetry. I have been introduced to beautiful liturgical dance and I actually felt graceful. I’m sure I did not look graceful, but I was convinced I was! God can be glorified in so many ways as we create to honor Him.
Then I stumbled upon this sweet little book, Courageous Creative: A 31-Day Interactive Devotional, written by Jenny Randle. I am having so much fun trying all kinds of courageous and creative things. It has honestly been just the lift that I needed.
This photo is from the challenge from Day 3, framing a photo in a unique way.
I took this while on my bike ride the other evening, peaking out from the bushes over the lake. I love the close foliage of the bushes and then the lone tree in the distance, flaming red, like a burning bush.
Day 4, record yourself reciting a monologue, which was right up my alley.
Here I recorded a spoken word poem that I wrote about the Woman at the Well. It is raw and unedited, but so fun with no pressure to be perfect. Have a listen to Thirsty
I am having so much fun with this devotional, and I notice that my wheels are turning in new, fun and creative ways.
If you re in a dry spell, grab a copy of Jenny’s devotional and start creating!