Creative Expressions

Discovering the many expressions of His creativity demonstrated through individuals in community!

Location: United States

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Small Group website! Although we are not currently meeting weekly like we did over the spring and summer, may you find encouragement through the Scriptures, quotes and thoughts of this blog!

Friday, February 17, 2006

"From the Mouths of Babes"

"You turned off the dark."

...This quote from the three year old boy I nanny in response to my switching on the light to walk down the stairs to the basement...

Maybe that's what it was like when God said "Let there be light..."

. . . the darkness had to go . . . it was pierced . . .
...such a poignant word picture painted by a child's perspective.

What if we truly had child-like faith that also expressed the message of God's truth and grace like that to others?

A striking perspective on a deep truth...

Father, grant us perspective and let us catch glimpses of more of You -Truth and Beauty cloaked in profound simplicity...

. . . maybe there's a painting of this just waiting to be earthed and expressed . . . what do you see??


"From the mouths of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease." ~Psalm 8:2

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bring Your Bible! :)

Here are some verses I just want to introduce and talk a little bit about tonight, so bring your Bibles if you can! They are somewhat of a road map for the topic of spirit, soul, and body that we won't even begin to be able to cover in full depth this semester but that I hope to delve into with you all over the semester! What do you guys think?!

Genesis 1:27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

1 Corinthians 6:19&20 you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit . . . for you have been bought with a price therefore glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 15:44b - 50 If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life giving spirit. However the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.

John 4:24 God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Made Known

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14

I think this verse is a mental and spiritual picture of what I want to introduce this week in the topic of spirit, soul and body in relation to creativity.

The Word- something intangible and unperceived with the human eye became visible and took on our human form and walked among us, and those whom the Father was drawing saw His glory . . .

Come ready to begin our journey of exploring together the creative arts and the powerful impact they can have in communicating God's message of His Son . . .

"Someone great lives inside of you just waiting to come out to be made known. You've got to choose to make Him known." ~ Jamie Lipe

More to come . . .

Sunday, February 12, 2006


As an idea for having an outlet for each person to share, I'm thinkin' that, starting perhaps next month or in April, each week we could have one person share/teach/demonstrate for about ten minutes or so toward the end of our meeting on his/her creative interests if you all would like to do that! No pressure- just if the desire and interest is there . . . Just let me know if there is a particular week that any of you might like to do that in the future!