Has God ever laid a word on your heart to be a theme for the year? God started opening my eyes to it before I knew about the OneWord movement. God told me my word for 2015 was create. Then 2 weeks into January I found out I was going to be having our
fourth last baby that coming fall. (With each pregnancy I had severe, debilitating morning sickness that turned our family’s world upside down.) Do you know what the antonym of create is? Destroy. It felt like my chance to create for God’s kingdom was taken away. (But then I thought, Well, I’m creating a baby!)
This year rolled around and I felt a peace about keeping create as my word for the year. I think I did a little dance after that in celebration. 😉
I have been creating as long as I can remember. I held my toy guitar when I was two and made up a song. I ran to get my parents and my brother to come back to my room to hear it. They came eagerly, and I was brimming with excitement. The only problem was that I forgot how it went as soon as picked up my guitar again!
Not to be daunted, I began writing stories when I was older. I wrote a story about how the Melt Man tried to capture the M&M’s. If the Melt Man grabbed anyone in the town they melted. When he grabbed a little M&M he cried, “Why aren’t you melting?” And the little M&M replied, “M&M’s melt in your mouth, not in your hands!” I wanted to sell that to the company as a commercial, but I guess you got it instead. 🙂
This year has been incredible. I love to create! God is the creator, and we are made in His image. The way I see it, when we create, we are doing what He did.*
I’ve developed a fun, new hobby this year: creating images. Did you know that you are God’s favorite? 🙂 A picture speaks 1000 words, as the saying goes. My hope is that the images I create will be a bright spot of encouragement to anyone who sees them.
After awhile of sharing them on my social media channels, I decided to set up a sharable images page. Because we all need a little inspiration. So when you want to share a dose of encouragement I hope you will come to my Sharable Images page when choosing from your favorite sources. May I be one of your favorite sources? 😉
What About Writing?
- The theme to create has been instrumental in my writing this year. I am planning some series and possibly more collaboration with other bloggers later this fall. God has been laying on my heart much to share with you!
- I just finished helping to write the next HelloMornings Bible study, which will begin August 15. We are going to study how God pursues us! More details for the online study will roll out later, so stay tuned.
Summer is a busy time with traveling and events. Here’s links to the last few posts in case you missed them. Click the image to read.
Are you trying to move forward, but obviously can’t do so because an enormous obstacle is blocking your path? Could it be God trying to protect you?
Are you frustrated with life’s circumstances? Could you describe your days as cloudy rather than sunny? Don’t be discouraged! God is for you!
Tragedies have shaken our country once again. The Holy Spirit is calling us to pray. Join Kela Nellums and I in a movement of prayer! Add your prayer, too!
Have you ever been tossing and turning, bogged down with the worries of the day or the plans for tomorrow, instead of sleeping soundly? Try the “spiritual sleeping pill” I use. It works!
Are you a creative type? If so, what do you like to create, and where can I see them? Please let me know in the comments; I would love to check out your stuff!
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