Creating with the Creator:: Connecting people to the heart of God through art.

Ashley Rogers #ad - Not only for our own healing and joy, but for the freedom it brings to the world around us. And yet, somewhere along the way we forgot we were designed to do just that. This forgotten tool of creativity has been tucked away in our closets with our kindergarten crayons and longs to resurface. We were created to create, from craftsman to novice; from ministry leader to searcher.

We increasingly miss the beauty of reflection, creativity, and the intimacy with God that creating brings as our world often values productivity and product. Create. This can be a terrifying word for so many. These stories offer simple tools and ideas to help engage people with the arts so they might be used for their God-given purpose: freedom.


The Story of With: A Better Way to Live, Love, & Create

#ad - Highest recommendation!" bestselling Author of The Long Journey to Jake Palmer, JAMES L. Whether you’re a free spirit, musician, or tired parent—your soul, like mine, an office exec, a writer, college student, knows life is meant to go beyond rat races and rare applause. This book speaks to that belief.

The moment you finish this book, you'll race to grab one for a friend. The story of with is a beautiful, revelatory parable, filled with wonder, mystery, and adventure. Author of prone to love & untamed, jason clark - From the Foreword - "You are not alone.

The Story of With: A Better Way to Live, Love, & Create #ad - Rubart"allen has written a roadmap for dreaming with God. It is into those places the story of With reaches—fusing allegory with application—to offer fresh perspective, restored hope, and a rebirth of creativity. Mary weber, the christy & carol award-winning, Scholastic Pick Author of the Storm Siren Trilogy.

Like finding the place you've always longed to be. Unique and powerful, the Story of With will take readers deep into the discovery of their own identity. And if you’re not careful, your questions of why you just can’t quite make it, you may find tears warming your eyes as you read because finally someone is naming your weariness, your striving, or the emptiness that hit because maybe you did.

Bravo! this fascinating blend of storytelling and teaching will shift the thinking of all who take this journey.


Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible

Acts 1:8 Blessings #ad - In two short years, she has painted and sold over 800 pieces of Christian inspired art. Take a step forward. These poignant and relatable stories go beyond the art world. For more than 56 years, this former teacher and public school administrator never considered herself an artist. Sara shares how her creative path intertwines with our own impossible journey by giving hope to what seems unreachable.

She will have you laughing, too, crying and believing you, can reach the impossible and be a servant of God. In small beginnings, and founder of a christian business called Acts 1:8 Blessings, author, Sara Thurman, artist, pens her inspiring true story of becoming an artist by pursuing God’s calling.

Small Beginnings: A Journey to the Impossible #ad - Small beginnings is anchored on sara’s belief that we all have an innate ability to create and it will teach you how to discover and focus on your own gifts to build a life and work full of purpose. After believing the truth of a new identity spoken over her, she began to paint and sell her faith-based art.

In fact, sara had never taken a single art class. Sara writes as if you two are talking in her living room or art studio. Enjoy the process. This woven tapestry of devotional stories and testimonies gives light to the steps she took to reach goals beyond her wildest dreams.


Created to Thrive: An Artist's Guide To Living In Divine Abundance

#ad - In created to thrive, you’ll learn how to start living life from a new blueprint based on God’s Word and His divine design for your life as an artist in His Kingdom. Get ready to become the artist you were created to be, get ready to thrive! My friend, this is not some pie in the sky dream that will never come true.

This is the way God designed life to be lived in His Kingdom. You were made to be more than just a frustrated artist, struggling to make sense of your life and art. Your mind will be renewed, your heart will be unlocked, and your imagination will be set free to resonate with the Kingdom that’s already living inside of you.

Imagine a life where your mind is clear, renewed, and focused on God’s purposes for your life and art; no longer struggling with negative patterns of thinking that have held you back for years. You’ll begin to see your life without limits as you learn to align with Him and cooperate with the Holy Spirit to create new patterns of living.

Created to Thrive: An Artist's Guide To Living In Divine Abundance #ad - Imagine a world where artists are free to thrive spiritually, artistically, and financially in everything they do. This can be your story, fully alive and thriving in everything you do. Feeling connected to god and hearing His voice, creating with the Holy Spirit, following His lead as you share your art and see it transform people’s lives.

Imagine just for a moment, life the way you have always dreamed it could be.


Unlocking the Heart of the Artist

#ad - His desire is that nothing holds them back from the creative destiny for their life. Author matt tommey is quoted as saying "over the years, I’ve encountered many artisans, for one reason or another, craftsmen and other creative ones who have, musicians, become stuck. Your heart beating fast, your eyes wide with wonder and desire – that’s His desire for you! A life fully alive, fully engaged, your imagination vivid, fully embracing the creative destiny He’s given you.

If you're an artist, it’s time to walk in the destiny and fullness that God’s designed for you. In addition, through learning practical ways to engage the Holy Spirit in their creative process, the reader will learn how to collaborate with God not only in their chosen artistic medium but in life. He’s been waiting for this moment your whole life.

Unlocking the Heart of the Artist #ad - ”. Many artists, unable to understand what’s really going on either run headlong into ‘creativity for creativities sake’ or turn to unhealthy alternatives in order to numb or overcome the pain they are feeling. Many more simply give up, hide the gift by stuffing it down under ‘Christian work ethic’ and just try to gone on with life as usual.

The ‘stuckness’ originates from many different places – woundedness, control, unbelief, fear, religious barriers – and creates a frustration in their life that becomes unbearable. Unlocking the heart of the artist is a clarion call to a new generation of artists who want to fulfill their unique purpose in the Kingdom of God.

At the core of unlocking the heart of the Artist is an invitation to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment.


Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk

Baker Books #ad - Lewis, johann Sebastian Bach, and J. In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author jordan raynor helps artists, including the founders of toms shoes, chick-fil-a, htc, and sevenly, in-n-out burger, entrepreneurs, writers, addressing such penetrating questions as- Is my work as a creative really as God-honoring as that of a pastor or missionary?- What does it look like to create not to make a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others?- How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus's command to create disciples?- Will what I make today matter in eternity?To answer these questions, Raynor shares compelling stories from an eclectic group of 40+ Christian entrepreneurs, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others, Charity: Water, Guinness, as well as nontraditional entrepreneurs such as C.

We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work. Raynor's "show" rather than "tell, " story-driven style makes you feel as if you are sitting at the feet of some of the godliest and most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk #ad - Perfectly poised to reach today's growing creative class, this unique work restores God's position as the first entrepreneur, helping readers see the eternal value in the work they do today. R. S. Tolkien.


A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live

Revell #ad - Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a made bed, waiting, a grace-filled glance, a hot dinner, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, creating, and showing up. The truth? We need not look around so much. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways.

A million little ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. In her gentle, compelling style, emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are.

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live #ad - We're working hard, more love, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more security, more of a sense that there is more out there. It invites the discouraged parent, their jobs, the bored Christian, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, bravery, and hope.

The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships.


Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For

Zondervan #ad - This one is for you--the one with the dream, the desire that won't be forgotten, the passion that feels bigger than yourself. Because fear is not the boss of you. Successful entrepreneur, and influencer jennifer Allwood is that friend who calls you out on your stuff, loves you anyway, digital marketer, and refuses to let you stay stuck because she knows excuses and fear don't let you off the hook.

The bold and beautiful truth is that there is a way to accomplish your dreams, even when you're scared. Whether you're thinking of launching a new business, or competing in a triathlon, writing a book, adopting a child, Jennifer will coach you to move from paralyzing fear into courageous obedience. This book is your catalyst, and business coach Jennifer Allwood is your guide to breaking free from being stuck and stepping into your true calling.

Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For #ad - With stories, and practical tips you can apply today, no-nonsense truth, jennifer will show you how to:Identify if you are stuckDetermine what keeps you stuckGet a deep revelation that you can't stay thereGet out of your own wayAnd experience the incredible joy that comes from trusting a big God to do big things in you and through youThis is your gutsy invitation and call to go after the big dream God has called you to .


Born to Create: Stepping Into Your Supernatural Destiny

Destiny Image #ad - Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law… Galatians 6:1 The Message. You will learn how the supernatural can be activated through what you create, and you will explore hindrances from understanding your creative destiny—your true identity. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed.

. Many who have been freed to embrace their creative ideas and passions, or education, business, whether in the art fields, share their amazing stories with you. Their freedom allowed them to powerfully release healing, the prophetic, and the knowledge of God’s love into the marketplace. Live creatively, friends.

Born to Create: Stepping Into Your Supernatural Destiny #ad - If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. Creatively supernatural!offering a launching pad for you to burst into the realm of creative expression—that fun, fantasy world where the Creator is waiting to welcome you. There is a connection between creativity, your identity, the Church, and the world—and it is an important connection.

You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Creativity is tied to all believers’ identity, modern-day testimonies, all who are born to create! Overflowing with many thrilling, all who are made in the image of the Creator, Born to Create emphasizes the magnitude of both craft—practice and excellence—as well as anointing.


Creativity According to the Kingdom: Connecting with Heaven to Create with God and Release Transformation

#ad - It's time. It's time to release the Glory. It's a call to an army of creative kingdom warriors who, full of potental, just like the army in the valley of dry bones lay wasted and dormant, yet with vision that has died. What if you could walk in the transforming power of God every day by connecting to the creative nature of God's Kingdom which already lives inside of you? Well guess what? You can!There's a call going out in this generation.

It's time to live the life you've always dreamed possible. By the spirit, they are coming to life again and being equipped for their work of ministry both in the church and in the marketplace. Whether your calling is in business or the arts, family or finance, education or government, you've been specifically for this time and this cause to operate in the fullness of God's creative nature within your circle of influence to release Kingdom transformation.

Creativity According to the Kingdom: Connecting with Heaven to Create with God and Release Transformation #ad - This is what you were made for!in this hour, God is raising up an army of Kingdom creatives to declare His Glory and see it cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. It's your time! .


Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do

WaterBrook #ad - That’s because for too long we’ve believed the lie that more activity, more jobs, and more responsibility equals greater effectiveness. S. It’s possible, but most people spend their days making incremental advances on numerous tasks, competent at many things but exceptional at none. He also highlights more than a dozen real-life examples of high-impact individuals who have chosen to focus on and excel in their unique gifting, including: • Chronicles of Narnia author C.

What is your one thing? the entrepreneur, thought leader, and best-selling author of Called to Create offers a refreshing invitation: stop trying to do it all so you can thrive in your unique, God-given work. In short, we are becoming a society of “jacks-and-jills-of-all-trades and masters of none.

Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do #ad - But what if you could shift your focus from too many things to one? In this thought-provoking book, you’ll discover the exponential power of pursuing a singular craft. Through practical principles, Jordan Raynor provides straightforward steps for finding and thriving in your calling. This book offers a better way—the path to becoming a master of one!

Lewis • enron whistle-blower sherron watkins • tv legend mister rogers • dallas mavericks ceo cynthia Marshall • Reality TV star Chip Gaines • NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy • Biblical figures, overcommitted, and world-class entrepreneurs Too many of us are overwhelmed, a pilot, a teacher, a banker, and overstressed.

Freeman,  wall street journal best-selling author of The Next Right Thing   Imagine how different your life would be if you spent your time doing the very thing that brings you the greatest joy. A compelling case for embracing our vocational limits and choosing to do our one thing well.