Creative Journey

I’m back…hopefully I can keep blogging but life is a bit hectic right now…We’re now settled into our new home with a few hiccups along the way like a few health things and a battle with fleas…plus I got to go camping with a group of people from church…now that was an adventure!  Not far from a wildfire plus we dealt with several thunderstorms including a downpour in the middle of the night.  Now I know why people camp with a tarp over their tents here in the Pacific Northwest.  Even with the rain, it was a great trip and wish to do it again.

I started back to school and I’m currently in a class about the Old Testament Prophets…a learning experience and I hope to learn more about prophecy and the great people who wrote these amazing prophets, which may seem gloomy but were meant to bring hope to people.

Next, along with caring for my husband and school, I’ve started volunteering  a couple hours a week at my church as a way of getting experience working in a church while staying busy; otherwise, I was going stir crazy being home all the time.  Then had a great day at the fair earlier this week where I had hoped to win a horse…but alas…it was not to be.  Oh well, someday I hope to own one…

Well, I do want to keep this blog going…God keeps reminding me that I need to keep writing so I’ll try to get back in the groove of it but going another direction.  I want to take it on a new journey where I focus on being creative to help people through a journey to becoming whole while using their creative skills to help them along that journey.  Even if you don’t think you’re creative, this journey may help you along the right path and understand you and God while helping you heal anything that feels out of joint from within, outwardly, and even upwardly.

So stay tuned…


So, what is your creative side?  Do you like to write, paint, take pictures, or even day dream as you contemplate life or even the clouds in the sky?  Whatever your creative side is, use that to think about where you want to go in life…what does feel out of sorts?

Even on cloudy, rainy and stormy days — the sun is still shining…

Summer is quickly approaching; however, the raindrops keep falling on the ground around us. Some people love rain and wish they had more; others wish summer would come with less rain. Depends on which part of the country you live in right now, I guess.

Will we miss the rain when we move to Nevada? Perhaps; however, I grew up in a desert like community and I miss the heat and dryness of a lazy summer afternoon.

Recently, I visited my grandparents’ old farm in Eastern Washington. That day, it was raining versus when I normally visit and it is quite hot and dry. Along with a chorus of birds (I wish I had recorded their songs), I was given a view that caused me to choke up. Low clouds clung to the mountains as the residue of rain still lingered on the trees, grass, and other plantation including sagebrush. Therefore, I fell in love with the desert again!

I know it will not always be cool and rainy in the desert; however, as we explored the desert of Death Valley, I was awed and inspired by God’s creation. I thought, I cannot wait until I have the time to paint and raw again because the scenery is worth painting down there. I also realized that I will need to adapt to a new climate. How will I do it? Only time and trials will tell.

Will I miss the rain that falls on the green trees here in the Northwest? Of course, I will; however, I know God will use us to provide relief from the trials of life for people as we minister to them and I’m looking forward to that as much as I’m looking forward to being able to paint again.

What will you miss if you were going on a new journey? What are you looking forward to in life? What trial are you facing for your new journey?

Finally, I was reading recently that even when it rains, the rain is cleaning the earth and making things new. The sun is something to look forward to once the storm is over. Therefore, remember, even as the clouds are spitting rain and its cloudy and cold, the sun is still shining.