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Hi My Lovely Friends,
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with extra special, lots and lots, heaps and mounds of love! I'm sure it is. I know there are oodles of people who love you (including me; I think you're fantastic!), I know you're the apple of God's eye and I know He's got great plans for you so, whether you get that box of chocolates or not, allow me to cover you in love one more time, "YOU ARE INFINITELY LOVED!" :)
Moving on, it's kind of cracking me up that this post is gonna' happen to hit on Valentine's Day but yah, it's all kinda' about dying. Dying to self, that is. And becoming alive in Christ.
In the last few days and weeks Holy Spirit has heightened my awareness of all the times I say, "I want this" or "I want that" and you know what, I've kind of become very uninterested in what I have to say. I really don't want to do what I want to do, I want to do what God wants me to do. (easier said than done but still very willing)
In fact today, it dawned on me that when "I" try to figure things out instead of trusting God and resting in His peace, "I" end up making a little mini-idol, false god out of myself. Ugh, I really don't want that.
Anyway, check out these pics - they might help describe what I mean.
Blogglings are quick bites of creativity, information & inspiration. You know, like a little duck is called a duckling - a little blog is called a bloggling! :) Blogglings are my way of sharing my wonderful, random & inspiring creative spurts with you.
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I've always wanted to work on creative projects from home. Many days as I was petting Harvey getting ready to leave for work, I'd sometimes joyfully, but mostly disappointed that I had to leave, say "Thank you God that one day soon I'll be working on creative projects from home with Harvey at my feet." This dream is coming to fruition. Speak your dreams out loud & bless them~
This year before Christmas my awesome, "Martha-Stewart-Watch-Out" sister Lynne gave everyone in the family gingerbread cookies to decorate as their favorite holiday 'characters'. I knew I wanted to decorate my cookie as Jesus; the true meaning of the season. I ended up decorating it like Jesus as a baby, all swaddled up. (My husband decorated his as Jesus on the cross thinking "Merry Christmas"...together, our cookies made a GREAT artistic impact..!) The thing is, the cookie served as a very meaningful meditation for me as I looked at the precious baby face and thought about the power & irony & meaning of God Himself choosing to come be with us in human form...I was inspired to draw the picture on the left which I titled, "The True Heart of Christmas"...Immanuel - God with us. What is your meditation as the new year approaches?
Out of the Box
Sometimes I've felt I'm too clean for the dirty and too dirty for the clean. I've struggled with where a creative soul like myself fits into the churchly scheme of things. This morning as I was wrestling with how this blog was going to fit into the Christ-following & creative sides of me, this message was delivered to me. "Christ can not be boxed in by christianity." Thoughts?
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