creating to the glory of God + a free printable perpetual calendar
Have you noticed how creativity is such a ‘buzzword’ today?
It’s everywhere! Blogs, Pinterest, Instagram…
Every time I see a photo of a beautiful room makeover or a super cute craft project my brain starts racing with ideas! I get so inspired to make something new.
Immediately the battle begins in my head. Should I really spend my time doing this? How important is any of this, really? My heart is torn between the steady barrage of beautiful photos that make me excited to create & the burden for deeper issues. There’s so much hurt in the world.
Can I really justify taking the time to be creative?
Does anyone else struggle with this? I have such a desire to create, yet I really want to spend my time on things that matter most, things that will make a difference. I’ve been struggling with this battle off & on for a long time & praying for clarity.
I believe the answer is found in our intentions.
When I looked up the definition of intention I loved what it said…
“Done on purpose; deliberate.”
There are two things that the Lord has been showing me.
- Our deep desire to create comes from God, the master creator. We are made in His image, why wouldn’t we have these passions!
- He gave us these passions & talents to enjoy & to use them to love well. We were made to love & our lives become joyful when we use our talents to love others.
I hope to inspire you on your creative journey.
Encouraging you to enjoy the gift of creativity and to use it to love well.
Above is a download for a printable perpetual clipboard calendar. It’s one I’ve used for several years now and is a simple and pretty way to stay organized.
I’ve painted a basic wooden clipboard with chalk paint and sealed it with some Johnson’s paste wax. Super cute, easy, and inexpensive. A triple win! ;)
LOVE this topic!! Thank you for sharing your heart!! Can’t wait to chalk paint a clipboard today and print out your calendar!
Thank you for your encouraging words Carrie! I hope you enjoy your calendar!
I am amazed and proud of you. You are and always be the love of my life!!
love you :)
I LOVE the updated calendar and enjoyed spending some time being creative painting & sealing the clipboard!
That makes me so happy Amy!!!♥️