creativity takes courage

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m practicing how to be courageous.

And let me tell you, “It’s hard!

So I’ve let go of false expectation and instead I’ve just started to be, as Christ invites us, as a child again.

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

Matthew 18: 1-5

…like a child standing at the edge of the water – knees bent, fingers pinched over my nose, prepared to leap off feet first with one enthusiastic JUMP!

…who wonders, “Will water sneak up my nose?”

“Will my toes touch the bottom?”

“Will I make a big splash?”

…yet is surprisingly okay that


Because that is what my childlike heart is screaming out at me,

“You’ll never KNOW if you don’t just DO IT!

The Jars at Cana.
Painted by Dawn Marie

I had so much fun putting paint on the canvas again!

Is it a museum worthy piece of art??

Abso-fruitly not!!

But it is my art. Homer Simpson clouds and all!!

And just like the lion from The Wizard of Oz, it’s my very own badge of courage to me.

Also, I do believe God loves it too.

Because He watched proudly the childlike glee permeate from me!

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 

1 John 3:1

hugs n’ blessings for all the mistakes we make

which are really only happy little accidents!

“On the third day, there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the, “Fill the jars with water.”

And they filled them up to the brim.

The Marriage at Cana John 2:1-7

2 thoughts on “creativity takes courage

  1. Thank you sincerely. Every time we approach any time of creativity the truth you have written is vital. It should never be with the expectations that you will be appreciated or understood. This has applied in my whole life when I wanted to paint, draw, swim, climb, write particularly write, write, write. I never really cared if I was FAMOUS and now I know most people will probably never know my name yet I do thank God where He has led me with creativity. Come indeed as a little child and let God be God in each one of us. Blessing to you dear one. I invite you to an insight into my creative journey. I knew last year I should be a bit more ‘out there’ God inspired what I became. Thank you again.….You are a special Child of God.

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    1. Faye! Thank you for the affirmation to follow my heart despite any naysayers along the way…to include myself! Giggles. Please hold me in prayer that I may continue this brave adventure I’ve begun to put life into – three’s a particular project I’ve dreamt of for a good many years. My children are cheering me a long and I must admit to having GREAT fun doing it…now can I share it with others (?) is the difficult next step. But I know if it is God’s will – I shall listen. Even if my heart leaps up into my throat! Hugs for the constant encouragement!

      PS- I ADORED the link you sent me! You are blessed abundantly with talent & I am so grateful you share it with all of us! I look forward to reading about your next adventures. 💕


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