Last month, this little blog space celebrated it's 7th birthday! That got me to thinking about this blog lately and why I started it. I remember being a new mom and needing an outlet and trying out this blog thing. I wanted to be able to share recipes with friends and encourage other moms around me to find their creative side.
Several weeks ago,
when I was listening to the Jamie Ivey podcast they were talking about
another blogger (I am so sorry, I forgot who it was) who said we were
made to create. I couldn't agree with that more!
Christian, I believe I was created by a creative God who created us in
His image. If this is the case, we are all creative in some way, not
necessarily in the same way (because we are all uniquely made). I know
so many people who love the idea of creative things, but don't feel
like they have a creative bone in their body. They would much rather
pay someone else to be creative for them. For the longest time, a dear
sweet friend of mine always told me she couldn't cook and would always
joke that she should just pay me to bake for her. Now, most of her
posts are of her doing the unthinkable. She stepped out of her comfort
zone and into her kitchen and now that's the place that she finds
refreshment and satisfaction.
(because I we're all friends around here), creating something is not
necessarily creating something etsy-worthy but filling a God given
desire to make something beautiful. We can create on a semi daily basis
:: making food for our family that isn't throwing a corn dog
on a plate (which is funny, because that's exactly what my kids are
having tonight because it's Bible Study night!).
:: taking pictures
:: arranging/decorating your house
:: Sending someone a card
list can go on for miles, but this year I want to encourage you to find
what drives your creativity. Find out what gets you creative and then
feel that satisfaction of finishing something that you are proud of.
Discover joy in creativity.
And explore the beauty of imperfection. Being creative is never perfect and often our best comes out of our disasters.
is joy to be found in creativity. It is not something to be feared or
ignored. Let's grow closer to our creator by finding our creative side!