There eventually came a time in life when a new expanse of freedom allowed me to design how I wanted my days to be filled.
Instinctively I craved creative endeavors. My interests ranged from typical artistic pursuits of writing, painting, and photography, to the theology of spiritual gifts and neuroscience findings related to brain function. All under the larger umbrella of creativity.
An additional layer of my quest at that time concerned the desire to understand how my experiences with creative pursuits dovetailed with a sense of meditation and a sense God’s presence.
I began studying oil painting in an artist’s studio and spending time photographing everything, everywhere. I wrote children’s stories, memoir pieces about family and professional recollections. I participated in a spiritual arts journaling workshop and began teaching the first of many years of Women’s Bible Study classes. Eventually in this same season I posted the first entry on Reflections-Beside Still Waters blog.
The deeply rewarding outcome of these endeavors continue today, with new elements emerging from time to time to constitute the richly woven fabric of a redesigned, greatly rewarding, deeply faith filled, creative daily life.
“And He has filled him with the Spirit of God,
in wisdom, in understanding
and in knowledge and
in all craftsmanship”
Celebrating with Emily
A Million Little Ways
We Will Make Art