Friday, October 15, 2010

A blank bristol board

Today I thought about how life is like a blank bristol board. I took a collage class a few months ago and I remember starting with a blank board and having three hours to figure out what I was going to place on my board. It was harder than I thought. Its like we are given this life, our freedom to do what we want and yet its do difficult to decide what we are going to do with it. Some people stay looking at that blank bristol board so much that their life passes them by.

It was my first collage class and even though I have done collaging for a while now as a hobby is was harder than I thought to make a piece that I knew my classmates would be critiquing. It crossed my mind to make a piece based on what I thought they would like. I had to keep myself focused on making a piece that reflected me and forget about what anyone else thought. That's how life is, some of us live our lives to please others and forget that we are given this life to live as we choose.

We all have our unique abilities. We all bring something different to the table. If we followed our hearts, if we listened to that tugging of our souls our blank bristol boards would be a unique masterpiece.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Open to new things...

From this time forward I make you hear new things, hidden things that you have not known.--Isaiah 48:6

I read this scripture today and felt renewed. There are times when we feel synchronized and things just start opening up for us that we never even knew existed. We often wonder why does this happen. It seems to come at us when we least expect it. For me it has often happened when I find myself frustrated and confused about what I should do next in my life. I begin to think and think until I wear myself out. Then I finally realize that I need to let go and let God take over. I begin to pray about it (which is what I should had done in the first place) and give myself positive affirmations. Before I know it things begin to happen and I begin to see the path laid out for me more clearly. It never fails.

This is why it’s so important to read scripture as part of building your Faith. When we read scripture, such as the one above, it puts new thoughts in our minds and fuels the possibilities that we find in those words. I am ready to hear new things, wide open to the hidden creativity that I never knew was there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blooming Flower and lovely.

This morning I walked out of my apartment and saw this lovely contrast along with feeling the crisp wind of the coming fall season. Its really been bittersweet for me the last couple of months. It's good to be back here after a few setbacks. I am right in time for the fall season of 2010, the only one that will ever be.

I've been busy with a few things lately. One is my lay ministry program. I was nominated by my pastor to be part of this 3 year lay ministry program where we learn about theology, the church, and the bible. The program prepares us to take up a ministry at our church, almost like picking a major in your third year of college. Once we are done we can go on to getting a Master's in Thelogy or just begining our ministry in the Church. I have already completed my first course called Theology of Lay Ministry and it was very enriching. Finally, the church is now focusing on evangelizing the common people and providing them with the tools to serve their communities. I am glad to be a part of it.

I am still in the process of finding my blogging voice and creating my very own artwork. The last collage I made was for a dear friend of mine who went to graduate school in Philly. I've done a few creative pieces with packages I have sent to family and friends and I find it so therapeutic and exciting. I also have developed some photos I took in my trip to Greece where I was able to use my brand new toy-a Nikon D3000. I hope to share that here on my blog soon. I continue to find ways to fuel my creative spirit and pray that I will be able to build something solid and stable for myself in the near future. Looking forward to all the goodness...