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The Creative Call

Perhaps you’re a “closet writer” who’s been scribbling in journals for years. Maybe you once had a passion for playing the piano or violin — a passion that is still flickering somewhere deep inside you. You may have a knack for photography, drawing, gardening, cooking, or some other creative gift. Or you may long to express yourself creatively, but have yet to discover your unique talents. Your creativity was meant be used. Whether you are an artist who has already identified your gifts or you believe that you have artistic talent that has never been developed, working through this book will help you grow closer to becoming the person God has designed you to be. “Chapter-by-chapter, with thought-provoking words and exercises, Janice lifts the veil that blinds our thoughts towards our gifts. Most of us will be able to see ourselves somewhere within the pages of this book. We will then have the chance to overcome the lies that have kept us from believing that we can enjoy the wonderment of creating with the talent we possess.” ~ from the foreword by Thomas Blackshear

Table of Contents

    • Foreword xi
    • Preface xiii
    • Acknowledgments xv
    • Introduction: Wondering 1
    • Chapter 1 Beginning 9
    • Chapter 2 Listening 19
    • Chapter 3 Awakening 37
    • Chapter 4 Forgiving 51
    • Chapter 5 Breathing In 69
    • Chapter 6 Breathing Out 87
    • Chapter 7 Making Time 107
    • Chapter 8 Simplifying 137
    • Conclusion: Think About These Things 159
    • Commencement: An Artist’s Retreat 163
    • Appendix Prayers 177
    • Notes 189
    • Suggested Reading 193
    • Scripture Index 197
    • Subject Index 199