Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"If you pick up the Bible and start on page one, the first thing we see God do is to create.It was priority number one. It was not an afterthought. He had a purpose and a vision, and he made it come to be. If you tend to see creating art as a luxury, or if you feel guilty about your creative self, I want to urge you to reconsider. You were made in the image of Someone who places a high priority on creativity. To deny that part of yourself is insulting." - Emily Freeman, Chatting at the sky

I read this today and it inspired me to keep creating.
Keep trying to make my home pretty.
Keep trying fun new things in the kitchen for dinner.
Keep staying up late to make headbands for a little girl I don't even have.
Just keep creating.

I love that God is creative. He is even creative in the way he made people creative. Some are photographers, some are decorators, some are sewers. Some pastors I know would say they weren't creative - but I think delivering a message in a way that connects to an audience takes creativity.

I think creativity comes in different forms. It comes in how we relate to people, how we can uniquely encourage them, how we respond to texts and emails and make them laugh. I am a church admin full time, not exactly the world's most awesome outlet for creativity:) But maybe there is a way I can creatively serve the pastors, staff and students I work with - I guess I have to think creatively. It's probably a lie to believe "I don't have the chance to be creative because of my situation," but, I think your limitations often just allow you to push further. I really don't think I would have gotten so into decorating if we had been able to buy the perfect home with perfect countertops, updated light fixtures and fewer than 18 awkward plant shelves to work with.

Here are some further thoughts on the topic:)


Junk in the Trunk Trio said...

Wow this is awesome! You are such an encouragement!

thirtyone24 said...

you are SO creative and inspire me to be creative!

Becky said...

Wonderful words! Thanks for the reminder : )

elizabeth said...

Ah, beautiful post Linds! I so needed to hear it...I'm going to go get to that chair. Yup, today. ;p You rock and I love the way you were made to create things...its an inspiration.

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