This coming weekend, I have the privilege of presenting three sessions at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
One of the sessions is titled, Create to Connect: How to Find and Build Meaningful Community Online.
I realized after preparing my talk that while we do in fact create to connect, I could’ve also titled the presentation, Create(d) to Connect — or even, Created to Create.
As people made in the image of a triune, Creator God, I believe one of the ways we reflect His image and our identity in Him is through creating.
Maybe that looks like whipping up a meal for those new parents in your church. Or perhaps for you, creating involves Bible journaling with stamps and stickers. Maybe it looks like building that treehouse your kids have been begging to have for years. Perhaps your role is to create space for the outcasts and marginalized.
As Christian writers, we string letters into words, words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, paragraphs into pages. We do the work not only for ourselves or for our readers, but for the One who gave us the ability to create.
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” ~ John 1:3
Need something new to get those creative juices flowing?
Try one or more of these options …
Creative Basics, by Crystal Stine
Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Kits from DaySpring
31 Days of Good Enough: For the Imperfect Creative, by Christina Hubbard
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Lacking the motivation you crave?
Use this Christian Writer's Manifesto to remind yourself why you write.