Check this out!  I love the concept of taking something that you’re not good at or a rookie at and giving it a shot.  The whole idea behind being creative takes you out of your comfort zone and puts you into a challenging, thought-provoking, out of the box, dynamic situation in which you can utilize your gifts and talents in a unique, powerful way.  For me, I already have an “assignment” waiting for me.  Last week, I bought some paints since Kelly, my lovely intern director, gave me a canvas she hadn’t used.  I am definitely a rookie with painting, but already have a few dabbling thoughts for what to paint.  What about you? What area can you expand your creative thinking?


thunderstormYou probably can’t tell in this picture…but lightning and thunder and lots of rain are happening right through that window.  The power flickered for a bit and I got completely drenched walking down to dinner!  I love a good storm.  Mostly because of the change, the awe, the power, the sound, and the gorgeous new green grass.  I’m feeling this in my life lately too.  I see now the newness that comes after the storm and after light has been shed on dark areas.  Storms in life and being starkly exposed can bring such great intimacy and new life in Christ if we choose to respond positively.   So, how are you responding to His pursuit of intimacy with you today?