Word of the Year and so much more….

It is that time of year that excites me. Not with New Year Resolutions, but with an openness to receive a theme, a focus, a symbol for the upcoming year, full of possibility. This is my seventh year of having a word or phrase of the year. Honestly, a few of those years, having a word theme didn’t make much of a difference. Others, as in this year, 2015, the word has influenced every aspect of my life and kept me focused. Today I’m asking why? A few things I’ve learned about a word of the year are: ~ Having… Read More

A New Year’s Blessing

Above is an image of a blessing made for a young musician and songwriter in our church. It was a joy to make and flowed as easily and pleasantly as the music he makes. The empty staff represents the space for more music to write and to play and sing. Beauty of all kinds can flow from the heart of our loving Creator to our hearts, and back again, a creative conversation. “For we are God’s creative work, recreated anew, so that we may live well and do those good, beautiful life-giving things God has planned for us to do.”… Read More