Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Harvesting Your Creative Talents and Gifts

This weekend I embarked on a new craft project that reminded me of the vast array of creative possibilities that exist within me and all around. While on a fun outing to the local craft store I found a black metal door or wall decoration with a black crow on top. The manufacturers had glittered the perimeter and outlined the frame in white but the middle was completely plain; a blank canvas. After careful consideration of my crafting options, I decided to take it home and see what to make of this little sign. With the help of my husband, stencils and some acrylic paint, I was able to transform this fairly boring object into an adorable and personalized work of art. Although the project took approximately 5 hours to complete, it was the most fun I’d experienced in months. It even spurred me on to try other creative projects like card making and updating my grandmother’s metal butterfly’s with matching mirrors. While that’s a much larger project that might take me several months, I feel confident in what action steps to take in order to update this family heirloom so that I can enjoy it for years to come.

All of these projects require harvesting my creative talents and gifts as well as letting go of any fear, doubt, or inner skepticism so that my God-given abilities can shine forth as beautiful pieces of art. What unique talents and gifts are beckoning for you to harvest this season? If you’re unsure, take a deep breathe and go into the silence for greater insight. Perhaps there is a project you’ve been wanting to work on but are overwhelmed by it and don’t know where to start? All ideas are manifestations longing to be brought into this world of form through your creative hands. Allow them to be expressed. I am so grateful I did because it was one of the most connective activities my husband and I participated in together in a long time. Sometimes we all need a break from the day-to-day routines and obligations to just play like we did when we were kids. What will you harvest today?

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God’s Country… Nature!

Just beautiful! Settings like these remind me of the divine perfection within our creator. They call me to take a closer look and insight dreams of simplicity. Nature is the ultimate healer as well as instigator of hope, creativity, gratitude, and relaxation. Her tree’s provide shade and shelter while their fruit sustenance.  Streams and rivers feed into lakes and oceans that have a sound all unto their own that is both soothing and rejuvenating while being the life blood for the rest of the landscape and all that lives on/in it. Her soil is a rich and fertile womb for plants, insects, and animals.

Everything comes from mother nature; wood, fish, meat, medicine, vegetables, fruit, paper, electricity, sun, fire, and the very air we breathe. She purifies our carbon footprint while providing recreation and inspiration for generations of species.

I am so thankful, appreciative, and grateful for all of mother nature’s gifts. I relish in her beauty as well as resiliency; always forgiving man’s transgressions. The absolute intelligence of her design is an unmistakably brilliant work of art that must be respected.

Nature is the macrocosm of Eden’s paradise, where peace and harmony thrive effortlessly. It is under God’s grace that we are allowed to enjoy this bountiful garden. However, as stewards of this Earth, responsible use and care are essential in maintaining her abundance. Are your habits of consumption and attitudes helping or hurting her? Are these patterns similar to your relationships with others? I implore you to dig deep and ground yourself in her wisdom for answers that will sustain us all and allow healing to begin.

Namaste’

Reverend Lisa