Creative Expressions Summit

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Inviting you to this FREE event!!
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Do you feel called to arts and entertainment? 

Sign up NOW for the Creative Expressions Summit
Offered FREE on
February 7, 8 & 9th

Why are you waiting before moving forward into the gifts and calling you have received?
Where are you going to release the creativity deep inside that you feel compelled to let out?
How are you able to navigate the day to day with your creative gifts and passion and yet don’t feel connected to others who are also creating beauty?
In this hour, the enemy’s deep darkness rears its ugly face everywhere in the realm of art with debased imaging, distorting God’s image and His wonderful creation in humanity. We see it in the entertainment culture–bringing more confusion and cynicism to our identities and a deceptive narrative the enemy wants us to take on as our own story. Many have continued to walk in the current predominant influence of the realm of arts and entertainment which subtly numbs our hearts and minds to the underlying sinister agenda at work in our world.
However, we have entered a new season in 2020 where God is making another clear call to artists, dancers & creatives to rise up and display the beauty of Jesus and His amazing Kingdom on the earth.
Creatives are moving forward into the heart of God with a renewed vision which the Holy Spirit has been revealing concerning the sons and daughters of the Most High.
All mediums of creative expression are a battleground in the Spirit to capture the attention and imagination of the Beholder.
Dance is bringing freedom and deliverance for audiences.
Paintings are conveying the brilliance and significance of His creation in light of His redemption.
We believe that now is the time to come together as the body and link arms together in unity for encouragement and a collective inspiration.
Join us now in our collaboration to bring professional and spirit-filled creatives together for a Creative Expressions Summit that will empower you to release the prophetic expression in and through you!
Learn from those experienced in the arts who have traveled the long winding road in the sphere of visual arts, dance, acting and more. Believe for a shift in your understanding that will unlock your destiny and divine assignment of creative expressions in this world.

You can watch the The Creative Expressions Summit for FREE on February 7, 8 and 9th.

And purchase life time access to the Summit!
Early Bird (until February 9) $97
Full price (after February 9) $147

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Speakers include:
Phillip Ortiz, 
Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Peel Creative
Andrea York, Designer & Owner, Catch the Fire Worship Flags
Lynn Hayden, Founder, Dancing for Him Ministries
Dr. Pamela Hardy, Founder, Eagles International Training Institute
Jeff Davis, Painter, Add to the Beauty Arts
Josephine Calvo, Actor, Instructor, Artist
Ilse Kleyn Jordaan, Prophetic Artist, Art of Kleyn
Nabiyah Baht Yehuda, Founder, BHN College
Lydia Backer, Prophetic Artist, Noble Beauty Blog
Amy Tang, Founder, Worship Dance Ministries
Megan Leigh Kasper, Prophetic Artist, Inspired Art
Jody Thomae, Author/Teacher of Creativity, Spirituality & Embodiment

Join these amazing artists HERE >>>>> Creative Expressions Summit 

DON’T MISS OUT! SIGN UP TODAY!

BONUS SAVINGS: Order The Creator’s Healing Power—Restoring the Broken to Beautiful from my Square Store on February 7, 8 or 9th, and get a FREE copy of my CD, Song of the Beloved.

 

Kintsugi of the Soul, edition 21

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Today’s Kintsugi of the Soul* features singer/songwriter Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping At Last. He is currently creating a series of songs based on the Enneagram, a system of nine “personality types” (that are actually so much more). If you are not familiar with the Enneagram, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with it and perhaps take an inventory to see if you can identify your own type.

Ryan is in the process of releasing a song with an accompanying podcast for each of the nine Enneatypes. I have found these very helpful to not only understand myself but also those I love. Also I love hearing him talk about his creative process as a deep-thinking artist. The podcasts can be found on iTunes here. You can also find them here. I CANNOT recommend these podcasts ENOUGH!! They are amazing!!

Here’s one of my favorite Sleeping At Last songs with lyrics proclaiming “You’re enough!” In a world of comparison that makes us feel as though we can never measure up and consumerism that plays on making us feel inadequate on our own, I know many of us struggle with feelings of being not quite enough.

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Kintsugi of the Soul, edition 9

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So what does an artist do when he or she is struggling with questions, uncertainty and pain? They go to their art…

” . . . brush to canvas,
feet to stage,
finger to shutter,
pen to paper,
voice to music or character,
or hands to clay as we seek . . . “

As artists and creatives we often go to our art form when we’re struggling. And while we may not always find answers, we do find solace, often entering into that “thin place” between heaven and earth where our spirits find rest among the swirling questions in our mind, heart and soul.

In today’s edition of Kintusgi of the Soul* we find an artist struggling and turning to music as a way to find solace and also as a way to reach his mother who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Jay Allen is a country music singer whose song “Blank Stares” resonates in the hearts of so many whose families have been struck by this awful disease.

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Connecting the Dots

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Great article from Manuel Luz on our role as artists, creatives and worshipers in the church!

Adventures in Faith & Art

It happens to everyone, at an early age.  At some point in our wonder-filled Kindergarten experience, we were all handed a piece of paper smothered in dots.  And we were all instructed to carefully draw lines from one dot to another, following the numerical sequence, with the promise that an image would appear.  Thick crayons scrunched in our tiny hands, we all learned how to “connect the dots” and find the hidden pirate or giraffe or pumpkin.  It was like magic.

The ancients knew how to connect the dots too.  The Greeks, the Romans, the Babylonians, the Chinese—they all pondered the night sky and grouped the stars into constellations upon which they tried to derive greater purpose and ultimate significance.  There were figures in the stars that pointed to something greater than themselves—ancient mythos, creation stories, immutable fates and foreboding omens—and although this was more related to superstition than truth…

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #251 — Nativity Shadow Dance

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Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 11.44.45 PMWe are nearing the end of our Create-A-Day 2015 posts. As we wind down, I want to leave you with a shadow dance to “O Magnum Mysterium” sung live for CHRISTmas Eve 2013 at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida. Such BEaUty!!

“O Magnum Mysterium” written & arranged by Morten Lauridsen

Original Text:
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #244 — More Advent Resources!

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LEAD Advent Resource Artwork by Vonda Drees

LEAD Advent Resource
Artwork by Vonda Drees

Directing you to LEAD: Living Every day As Disciples to yet another creative Advent resource! Look for Advent & Lenten Resources (under the “Resources” tab) which includes contemplative prayer liturgies and accompanying creative experiences for your use during Advent. Free printables for coloring, downloadable liturgies for bulletins, links to videos — everything is there for you! This is an amazing resource for use in your church, ministry or family!

Another resource added 2018: a free online resource from Brenda Warren of Saintsbridge. 40 Days of Advent devotionals called “Celts to the Creche” is inspired by Celtic and Anglo-Saxon saints. This pilgrimage to the creche in Bethlehem begins November 16.  Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #241 — Hallelujah! a Son is Born!

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If you’ve not heard Cloverton’s CHRISTmas version of Hallelujah, I hope you find it as touching as I did the first time I heard it. Always loved the original music but these words, completely turn it into a wonderful song of worship. Be blessed!

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