Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #28 — 12 Tribes Ministries


CIndy Fort has the heart of both an artist and a counselor. Her website has great resources that help you explore your creative side, as well as your heart, soul and spirit through the creative process. I will be posting more from 12 Tribes in future posts, but I wanted to point you towards an exploratory process with circles.

Circles are vital to many arts. For the fine artist, circles flow fluidly from the pen or brush. Circles are a part of dance and movement–whether you’re turning circles, circling your arms or walking in circles. Music comes full circle as it resolves on the root chord of the given key.

Perhaps you’re looking for a project to carry you through the doldrums of winter? See what you think here:

  1. Exploring Circles – post 1 – intro post
  2. Exploring Circles – post 2 – background & scripture
  3. Exploring Circles – post 3 – symbolism & scripture
  4. Exploring Circles – techniques post – tips & tricks
  5. Exploring Circles – post 4 – bringing focus & containment
  6. Exploring Circles – post 5 – a shield of protection
  7. Circle Love – inspiration work

I encourage you to explore, not just circles or the creative process, but to explore your heart. Who knows what you might find?

Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

P.S. Missed previous posts? Click here.


What is Create-A-Day? Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply into your worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!

* I am a proponent of family time and Sabbath rest so don’t look for posts on weekends or Holidays.
Create-A-DayJody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You, a devotional book with Bible studies to nurture the creative spirit within and to serve as a resource for creative Christians, artists, musicians and worshippers. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts and has had the opportunity to perform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and lead workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. She has also recently released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved.
Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.

2 thoughts on “Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #28 — 12 Tribes Ministries

  1. Diana Gaffney

    Hi Jody–I was at the Essentials in Ashland last week and bought your book and CD–I left you my email and name. I am excited about your site here and spent quite a bit of time navigating it. AWESOME!!! would love to hear from you
    Diana Gaffney

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