You know that old phrase, “starving artist”? I despise it. The connotations of being an artist, a maker of any sort has always had a bad rep. You weren’t taken seriously. You were told to wake up and “get a real job”. You walked a path different than most.
To create something out of nothing is a skill. To create is healing for the soul. When I was a kid all I wanted to do was create. Whether it be choosing which Crayola crayons to color with (I was brand loyal even then) or starting some new craft project, there was always something I […]
Because we live in a culture that increasingly leans toward commercialism, materialism, and secularism, it is not always easy to keep the soul nourished. The challenge of these days, when times are not hospitable to spiritual growth, is how to nuture, feed, heal, restore, and renew the soul. Here are 21 practical suggestions for building […]
One of the most beautiful and compassionate passages in the Bible contains these words of blessing pronounced by Moses:
The Bible says: “Rivers of living water will flow from the heart of those who believe in me” (John 7:38, margin).* Remember, it is the mountain stream that carries fresh, life-giving water because it flows out. However, the swamp is stagnant and life-devouring.
Change is something that happens all the time, whether we want it or not. Recently, we had some rather major changes thrust upon us. While many of us suffered painful losses and heightened fears to one degree or another, we also had incredible insights about our lives and our priorities. We saw new directions based […]
There come times in everyone’s life when you’re faced with a choice that involves risk. Perhaps you want to change careers, move to a different place, quit your job and start a business, begin a new relationship, have a child. Creatively, you may be faced with a choice of doing what you know is marketable […]
One of the hardest things we do in life is making choices and decisions. But it’s also one of the most powerful. Choices are the hinges upon which the paths of our lives turn. You can probably remember a choice you made sometime in your life that set your life on a completely different course […]
I often reflect and express gratitude toward my creativity. Creativity is a gift, one not everyone receives and I appreciate it all the more. Every day I’m thankful for possessing the ability to create and I do my best to put it to good use. Creativity has a life of its own, one of mystery […]