Created to Share

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? 😉

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SHARABLE IMAGES PAGE

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.

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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?

 

He Is for Me

 

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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

*This is when the timer ended for the #FiveMinuteFriday prompt, create. Also linking up with #FreshMarketFriday #Grace&Truth and more.


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15 thoughts on “Created to Share

  1. Love the Sharable Images page. Thanks for inviting me to use them. I certainly will be looking for images to share in my posts. Your words inspire me time and again, Kelly. I look forward to the blessings you share that encourage me and motivate me to write from my heart, as you do. God bless and, KEEP CREATING!

  2. So sorry to hear about the awful morning sickness. Carrying and giving birth to a baby is sharing God’s creative powers in a stunning way, I’d say…but I get the disappointment! I’ve discovered the joy of creating graphics too: it’s not my forté, but with WordSwag I’m finally having fun doing it!

    Great to hear of your wish to work together with other bloggers. My blogging friend Wendy and I have been doing that the past six weeks, both simultaneously feeling led to interview people around the world about their deep valleys in life and God’s powerful Presence in them. It’s been such an honor to share people’s amazing stories (some bloggers, some not). We’re keen to do more of this! It’s also been great working together with Wendy. So, I can definitely recommend it!

    • I started with WordSwag. It’s fun, but it can also get frustrating. lol

      That’s awesome! I think it is part of talking about the wonderful things God has done when we are able to share those stories. Keep it up!

  3. Great post! I love to create too- mainly through music and writing, but I’ve also been discovering the joy of creating images over the last few weeks. I love the image you’ve created for this post- great message too! Visiting from FMF (#78)

  4. I am definitely a creative! I only wish I had time to scrapbook, which is one of my favorite creative outlets! These days, I’m working on several client websites, doing some newspaper reporting, magazine writing, and blogging (which is how I found you)! My goal is to share stories of hope and to encourage others who, like myself, live with chronic illnesses. My blog is SpringSight.net and some of my other work is on LindaWPerkins.com. Connect with me on Twitter @LindaWPerkins or on Facebook @lindawperkins1. 🙂

  5. Love this! I have loved creating through drawing and painting since I was a kid, but I’ve been challenged lately to share my creativity with others, something I’ve always been too insecure to do in the past. It takes a lot to muster the courage to share your creativity with others, but it’s a blessing too. My blog is http://www.birdsandberry.wordpress.com and my shop is etsy.com/shop/birdsandberrystudio

  6. Pingback: 7 Actions to Take Now with Your One Word | KellyRBaker

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