Have you ever wondered why you have so many creative ideas... but you never experience the joy of finishing them? Have you ever wondered why that, no matter what you do, your creative projects never get finished? Could it be that there’s something more going on than just a bout of “writer’s block” or “artist’s … Continue reading MINI-WORKSHOP: Identify the Roots of Your Creative Blocks
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans 8:15 MSG 2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.
As women in a success-oriented culture, we’re expected to have results to show for everything we do. But sometimes the most powerful practices are the ones that don’t bring a tangible result... except for our own joy and happiness. What if those results are enough?
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)
"I do not understand abstract act. Only art born of love, passion, pain.” ― Anaïs Nin
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." - William Wordsworth
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! “Be fully present. Feel your heart. And engage the next moment without an … Continue reading Weightless Warrior: On Fencing Well at 30,000 Feet
"... we have forgotten how to dance bare-footed on the earth to the cadence of our souls. we have forgotten the ritual fires and the acrid tang of holy smoke on our tongues.” ― Beth Morey, Night Cycles: Poetry for a Dark Night of the Soul