Creating moments of joy and love challenges my mind at this moment. I sit listening to the news of more carnage and sorrow.
The last two weeks, I have had a hard time writing on Friday because of all the sorrow brought about by tragedies.
Five officers gunned down by a sniper; two more African men shot to death by police. Now a truck is used to plow down innocent men, women, and children enjoying a fireworks show. A month ago, a shooter entered a nightclub in Orlando and murdered 49 people. Hate keeps claiming lives.
The news blends in the cooing and gurgling baby sounds coming from my littlest grandson, Carter. He kicks and plays in his car seat as the news plays in the background.
What kind of world are we creating for him? How do we overcome the evil and hate?
We have prayed and pleaded. I have cried as I watched memorial after memorial during the last four years. Every since the Sandyhook tragedy, senseless acts of hate and cowardice happen almost every week.
It leaves me feeling helpless and depressed. It is so easy to give up and not care, much easier than crying in despair.
But …. I love God’s buts.
He is still in control.
He still loves us all.
He still wants to move in our lives.
His Spirit of love and joy is real.
He creates in me a new heart daily.
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My trip centers on the idea of creating, writing, and creativity: Highlights Foundation Workshop at the Barn.
Part of me is scared, so much violence and because it is the first time flying in 29 years.
Another part of me feels excitement at the opportunity to learn from professionals and the peace of writing time and space.
I go with prayer and faith. I know God goes with me. I hope to create writing that will glorify Him.
Creating is an act of faith.
To create lifts me to spiritual realms. I pray God’s spirit moves in my heart and soul as I type or when I use my microphone.
Intertwining creation with belief in God seems so natural. He created me first, all my failures, flaws.
You know though He loves me anyway. He loves you too. He call us his Blessed creation. His children.
I can’t wait to read the other Five Minute Friday posts on the word “create.” Join us.
Linking up with blog hops on my Linkup Parties page.