I’ve been a little busy here and there… but not too busy to get my creative juices flowing!
I went to my in-laws this past weekend and my (step) Mother-in-Law gave me some materials to make a wreath with. She had made this cute little wreath out of some of these materials for her house (which her house is immaculately decorated and amazing!) and decided to share her creativity with me. This is her wreath. She sent me a picture of it to go by…
And So I creatively created this: from a few of my own materials and some that she gave me as well. This is gonna be part of my fall decor- and pretty much my first fall decor piece that I own! I have yet to start getting fall stuff and this is where I’m starting…
My friend Paola (Well, she’s kinda like my best friend! haha) came over to my house yesterday. We had to figure out how to keep our kids (her little girl, and my little man) busy, while we were gonna create a masterpiece! So we got this far… well Paola got this far. She has left it up to me to finish it.
I love to paint… and I sometimes just don’t know where to start… so I just turned on a Misty Edwards set from the webstream… I started listening to the set.. and I started hearing these words…
“You’ve been walkin in your calling, you’ve been set apart for me, my beloved… You are mine, you are mine, the sweetness of our love, it only grows, it only grows…and I want you to know- You’ve been set apart for me…Oh I want you to know, this is your destiny… So I say… Fall madly, fall widely, fall desperately in love… fall freely, trust completely in my heart, my heart for you!-Oh..fall madly, fall widely, fall desperately in love, fall freely, trust completely- you’ve been set apart for me… “-Word thorugh Laura Hackett… from the Lord… On Misty’s set Oct 4th…
And.. He says… do you know, how you caught my eye- in the secret place… where you chose to be mine?? Do you know how you’ve caught my eye?? In the Secret Place… where you chose to be mine… Do you know the way you move me? do you know the way you move me?? Do you know the way you move me?? do you know the way you move me???
Do you know- How you caught my eye… In the secret place… where you chose to die?? Do you know… how you’ve caught my eye?? In the secret place- where you chose to be Mine??
Do you know the way you move me, says the Lord?? Do you know the way you move me??
This set was amazing. Misty was really hitting at the heart… a person desperately wanting the Lord, but not knowing where to go or how to do it… Misty started singin this song.. “Leave every other lover and I press on…” So I came out with this painting- (it doesn’t look anything like what Paola started with)
I’ve heard it said by many and even my own brain- that this week has been the longest, most boring week ever! Really… Thank God we finally made it to Friday!
This past week has also been a kinda hard week as well. Last Friday I was diagnosed with IC (Interstitial Cystitis) a disease of the bladder- they call it. I have to pretty much change my whole diet. I can’t have a lot of my favorite foods much anymore. And everything that I thought was helping my bladder, was actually making it worse! So yea. It’s been a hard week for me. But God is good! He will help me out. Most definately… I’m trusting Him.
In the midst of it all, I had a creative brain fart. I just couldn’t be me. I couldn’t sit down and put a color with a color, a leaf with a stick, or even a pen with a paper. I’ve just been goin fishin… sitting here not knowing what to do and waiting for the next bait to catch. So finally, after pulling myself together, I got in my craft closet and put together these great little Christmas Cards… I love em!
This drawing is my passion. LOVE, makes every wall in this heart of mine to break, every hindrance, every burden- take i down.
This is one of my most daily prayers. Even though sometimes my flesh likes to take over- my goal is to ‘love and be loved in return’! It’s hard in this life to understand everythng around us, and so we build walls and fake our way through things- but my prayer is that I will let Love in- no matter what. If I do that, then I know that I will be truly happy.
I love drawing. It’s one of my favorite things to do. If you give pen and paper… I will start doodling and sometimes it might just end up being a picture. Sometimes I don’t even know what my picture is gonna look like when I start drawing. It’s great! 🙂 These are some of my favorites that I have placed in a scrapbook/memory book. Over the years of my life- I try to scrapbook my favorite things.
My mom loves to decorate. She is always asking my opinion and my husbands opinion. We are the crafty ones of the family. 🙂
My mom had this wreath that someone made her a long time ago… it was not very pretty. So she gave me the wreath, and a lot of fall things to put on it… needless to say- I didn’t think that I was going to get anything out of these things… so I brainstormed… and I took everything apart. Even the leaves were on a vine… I cut them up. I stripped everything away…and made it new! (kinda like what God does- hehe!) So anyways… I made this… I think it’s lovely! And I’m in love with it soo much!
It’s been so crazy lately… after I did the whole study myself on Adam and Eve… Everyone around me is talking about them! It’s crazy how God works. He is tryin to get his point across to people for intimacy with Him.
I was listening to the Passion fo Jesus conference this morning and Lou Engle spoke. He started talking about a book that’s called “The Window of the Soul” (which I am working on getting!) And from that book he read a passage where God went to the Garden of Eden in pursuit of Adam and Eve, even after they had sinned and were ashamed. God wanted them still. He wanted that close relationship with Adam and Eve just like He had it; but with sin in the way, man denied the relationship.
So God tries, throughout the whole Bible, to pursue a man who will have a relationship with Him, as Adam and Eve did. And He still does to this day! He Loves His people. God draws us thorugh His Word! He reaches to us through His word. We have to take off the “fig leaves of shame” and reach back to God! Whether it’s through writing, dance, poetry, art, painting, etc… when we reach to God through anything that we do, He reaches back.
When Lou was speaking, all I wanted to do was get back in the habit of being creative again. God does use creativity… for he is the Creative God! Who else can paint a sky like him? Who else can shape and mold a person with His bare hands to be magnificent, fearfully and wonderfully made? God gives us Passion for Jesus in so many ways… we just have to learn how we want to use them.
Just remember: the next time you’re reading your Bible, instead of thinking that it’s just words- think about the fact that there’s an Uncreated, Creative God, a living Being behind those words who is reaching for you. Talk to Him and He will talk back!
God give me Passion once again… Passion for Jesus!