Words: On Fear, Contentment and Life

I’ve yet to meet anyone who is totally confident in their abilities as a “creative”. Whether it’s painting, making music, designing living spaces, creating a great meal or writing, every creative individual I know faces a moment of fear (perhaps many of them) when they think that maybe they don’t have what it takes. I’ve …

Exercising My Creativity with a Bullet Journal (and Getting Organized in the Process)

When a girl with a lifelong passion for pen and paper collides with a fun and practical way to use said pen and paper, a new hobby is born. A week into it, and I can see that keeping a Bullet Journal (BuJo to the growing number of enthusiasts) will become more than a hobby. If I use …

A Product of the Company We Keep

Waves tumble across the surface of Lake Michigan, creating a constant thrum that provides background music for an afternoon of writing. It’s taken me a few days to derive comfort from this intrusive sound in what is an otherwise a peaceful setting. Water striking a sandy beach isn’t a common sight in my world of soybean …

Investing Our Talents: 31 Days of Selah

“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29 What “talent” has God given to you? What one measure of giftedness has been inscribed on your DNA that makes you unique? In …

Write the Vision: 31 Days of Selah

“Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2 When God spoke these words to Habakkuk, He was responding to the prophet’s challenge: “How long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?” (Habakkuk 1:2) Often, the same words are on my tongue….will you not hear? It’s …