Creative Expressions Summit

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Inviting you to this FREE event!!
Register TODAY!! 

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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

artists

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 17

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Today’s Kintsugi of the Soul* features The Gift of the Magi. The story by O. Henry is a Christmas classic and has always been one of my favorites. This is a modern take on the traditional version:

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Kintsugi of the Soul, edition 15

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Today’s Kintsugi of the Soul* takes you to a short video that discussed the healing potential of art, especially as it relates to mourning, grief and lament. You can find that here. The poem “Talking to Grief” by Denise Levertov that is read at the 2:20+ minute mark is a BEaUtiful example of examining grief through the lens of art as an avenue towards healing:

Talking to Grief
by Denise Levertov

Ah, Grief, I should not treat you
like a homeless dog
who comes to the back door
for a crust, for a meatless bone.
I should trust you.

I should coax you
into the house and give you
your own corner,
a worn mat to lie on,
your own water dish.

You think I don’t know you’ve been living
under my porch.
You long for your real place to be readied
before winter comes. You need
your name,
your collar and tag. You need
the right to warn off intruders,
to consider
my house your own
and me your person
and yourself
my own dog.

Originally found at: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/levertov/onlinepoems.htm

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Kintsugi of the Soul, edition 6

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In this week’s edition of Kintsugi of the Soul I want to share The Movement of Healing: a deep and soul-packed blog of Susan Cochrane. I’ll allow her to tell you about herself in her own voice. She writes:

“I’ve practiced law, practiced the piano, practiced creative writing and practiced meditation. I practiced with specific goals in mind:- success, mastery, achievement, enlightenment.

Now I practice letting go of goals.

After thirty-plus years practicing family law, including eighteen years on the family court bench in the busiest district in our state, I abruptly ended my law career to focus on a health crisis. After 10 cancer-free years, I found out the cancer was back and I was given a terminal diagnosis.

So I’m letting go of the old idea of writing books. My focus now is on positive, uplifting and inspiring people, ideas and stories. I’m embracing the opportunity to curate a blog that features short pieces I find particularly moving.” ~Susan Cochrane

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Kintsugi of the Soul, edition 3

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This week’s edition of Kintsugi of the Soul directs you to the story of a woman who used the creative process of writing to help her transcend her identity as “patient” and bring healing to herself and others.

I started writing my first memoir “Penetrating Madness,” about my long struggle with severe and persistent mental illness during my last psychiatric hospitalization   — in early 2007 on an eating disorder unit. Usually when I was in the hospital, I kept a journal, but during this hospitalization, journal writing had become repetitive and mundane. I needed more from my writing. Wanting to share my story, I wrote so others wouldn’t feel as alone as I was feeling, and because there was a desire from the writer within me who was struggling to emerge.

Read how writing and the desire to share her story brought about wholeness to writer and licensed social worker Gerri Luce in The Healing Power of Creativity: the ability of creativity to transcend the patient identity online at Psychology Today.

She ends her testimony with these powerful words:

The path to creativity has the ability to heal wounds, to soothe pain.

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7 :: “Into your hands…”

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“7” Last Statements of Jesus
Spoken from the Cross: Week 7

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:46

 

M Durbin 2010 Into Your Hands

Matt Durbin (c) 2010

Enough

Here I am, my son.

Your struggle is over.

It was near impossible

to keep from turning

toward your cries.

I felt each lash,

wailed as they

drove the nails.

I blacked out the sun

so as not to see

your suffering.

Come to me now,

let me bandage

your wounds. Drink

from the spring

and rinse clean, rinse

until the water

runs clear. This part

of the journey

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7 :: “It is finished!”

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“7” Last Statements of Jesus
Spoken from the Cross: Day 6

“It is finished!”  John 19:30

M Durbin 2010 Jesus

Matt Durbin (c) 2010

The Antique Rocking Chair

The carpenter is not disappointed

by the ruined finish or the broken arm,

loose spindles, failed glue joints.

He checks the chair for its rhythm,

rests carefully in its solid seat and tests

the sway, hums an ancient hymn,

feels the wind that wore away the finish,

drove the rain between the grains

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