I’m thrilled that our group has been so willing to begin to dive in and explore – even before we officially launched (did you see last week’s prompt?). The prompt for today – an excerpt from Walking on Water, written by one of my very favourite authors: Madeleine L’Engle.
As you consider this quote, I ask that you do what you have already been doing: leap and plunge. #ArtInYourLife comes best when we can release preconceived ideas of “the way things are supposed to be.” Never mind what the ubiquitous “they” says. What are you called to do? What has God laid in your heart to create? Do that.
“For the past several generations we’ve forgotten what the psychologists call our archaic understanding, a willingness to know things in their deepest most mythic sense. We’re all born with archaic understanding, and I’d guess that the loss of it goes directly with the loss of ourselves as creators. But unless we are creators, we are not fully alive.”This week, allow yourself to be fully alive as you look around you to discover the art that is in your life. Whether you are making something, arranging something, cooking something – even observing something – if you stop and honor that; if you give thanks for what God has blessed you with, if you discover ways to bless and serve others around you with it – these are steps towards the creative, artistic life.
Even if you’re not participating in our group or another community group, you may enjoy the opportunity to try your hand at making #ArtInYourLife. You’re welcome to find our hashtag on Instagram and Twitter and join in the fun!
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