Reflections on a Creative Practice

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things”  ~Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury had it right. When it comes to being creative, you do. You don’t think, you show up and move with whatever is brewing in your heart. You’ve probably read my words a ...

Encourage Yourself Today

Hold on to faith and do not give up. For day 21 of my #write31daysofaffirmation series, I am pondering what it means to live a little more encouraged everyday. When I think about being encouraged, I am reminded I need only give that gracious push to myself to hold on to faith. I already have when I need ...

Grace Wins – 31 Days of Affirmation

I’m thinking about words I wrote a few months ago. They seem needed now. So I’m sharing them here because I want to affirm the power and value of grace. I want to be a woman who lives, gives, and invites grace. It might get messy, but it’ll be worth it. Given the current state ...

Affirming Truth in Prayer

I almost didn’t make this post tonight. Too much happening all at once and everywhere, but then I remember that prayer is not a last resort. It can and must be my first response when trials and adversity threaten to over take me. In this day 11 post of my #write31daysofaffirmation, I affirm that God’s ...

On Not Belonging {31 Days of Affirmation}

To belong is a choice. A sense of belonging a can be incredibly powerful. I’ve been pondering variations of the word: part, included, involved, seen, heard, in, cliquish, associated with, known by, and others. But I’ve been thinking about it differently as related to how we love and care for ourselves rather than the “need” ...