Poetry Formed

Poetry Formed

Try to remember the first time you heard a poem. If you could unearth the past, it’s likely you first heard poetry as an infant. Brief playful words probably appeared in your childhood, relics of communications laced with love. Perhaps your grandmother or your father,...
Creativity and the Work of Waiting

Creativity and the Work of Waiting

“Waiting is an art that our impatient age has forgotten. It wants to break open the ripe fruit when it has hardly finished planting the shoot.”  -Dietrich Bonhoeffer   For the one who creates, waiting may be the hardest space to occupy during the creative...
Goldilocks and Our Imagination

Goldilocks and Our Imagination

Imagination acts as a vital building block for any creative endeavor. Described as the ability to dream up an image of something not actually present, imagination inspires creative ideas, inventions, and ingeniousness. When I ponder what to create, my mind pulls up...
Imagine What’s Possible

Imagine What’s Possible

Something about the beginning of the academic school year invigorates me. It might be because I was an elementary school teacher for two decades or that I’m a perpetual student myself.   I inhale the excitement of learning. I listen to the joy bubbling up in my...
Habits of the Heart

Habits of the Heart

As a young Christ-follower, I actively explored a variety of ways to know more about Christ. Knowing about Jesus became desiring to be WITH Jesus and I began to grasp that those are different things—knowing about and being with—yet both are vital to the soul’s faith...

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