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2016 and this blog…

Hi everyone!  My first post of 2016 has been carefully prepared with prayer.  I have taken a small break from the blog to seek God and see what He wants me to do with this.  I feel that He has answered, and that the theme for this blog this year is to “Awaken the Gifts.”  What does that mean?  Glad you asked!  Let me fill you in!

I believe the message to the Body of Christ is that it’s time to come out of hiding, awaken the gifts God’s placed inside of you, and begin to pursue the passions He put in your heart.  Time is short, it’s time to start doing the things you were DESIGNED to do!  It’s time to fulfill your purpose!

How does that affect this blog?  Also glad you asked; you’re a smart one! (LOL).  I feel led to proclaim the message of awakening the gifts through this blog in practical ways.  And my niches of specialty are, art, writing, creativity, and encouragement.  I will begin posting content on this blog offering practical and encouraging advice on awakening God’s gifts in your life, specific to art, writing, and creativity.  Because I’m kind of an expert when it comes to creativity.  Not to toot any horns or anything LOL.  So I feel like the purpose of my blog this year is to gather the artists, even those who are not pursing art or creativity at this moment, and encourage them to break out of their self-imposed boxes and start doing what God wants them to do.

Of course I’ll still be posting what I’m working on, like I always do.  You’ll still get plenty of glimpses of my life and personality.  But this year, I want to focus on helping you become all you can be.  Helping you become more creative.  Helping you get ideas.  Helping you get clear direction for your future.  Helping you line up the stars so your dreams can become reality.

What makes me capable of helping you do this?  I’ve already been there.  I’ve been a professional artist for the past 17 years.  I’ve been an entrepreneur/freelancer for most of that time.  I know what it takes to combine creativity and business.  I know how to bring left brain and right brain together.  I know how to jumpstart the creative engine when you’ve hit a roadblock.  I can help you get from where you are to where you want to be, creativity-wise.

I’ve really been praying about this blog, and I feel like this is the direction God wants me to take it.  I hope you’ll stick with me for the journey, and see where we end up at the conclusion of 2016.  Hopefully you will be closer to your goals.

So if you’re an artist, a writer, a creative person, or you want to be, stick with me and see what this year will bring.

I would love to hear your thoughts! What is your biggest obstacle?  Let me know in the comments below:

 

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