Self-Diagnosing Your Creative Roadblocks

God has placed us in a universe in which creativity can flourish. A virtually limitless palette to draw from as we go beyond imagination.

But due to a variety of factors, our creative output sometimes declines. What detours can you take around roadblocks to improve your creative quality and quantity?

Here are some questions you can use for self-coaching. To get the most out of the questions, be sure to either write down your answers or have a friend ask you. Continue reading “Self-Diagnosing Your Creative Roadblocks”

And It Is Wonderful

“Starchild” from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Psalm 139:13-14 says…

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

This portion of Psalm 139 is about God and us – in that order. And it is wonderful.

Biblically, God is always the initiator. In verse 13 of this Psalm, God forms us. This combination of creating and giving life is intrinsic to God. It’s who he is. Continue reading “And It Is Wonderful”

What does God-led Creativity Look Like?


This is the fourth of 7 blogs on releasing your creative potential.


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

We are God’s creation, his poem, his work of art. We’re carefully, lovingly created and formed for his exquisite pleasure and our deepest joy.

We’re created and formed for God’s purpose. His purpose is always good, although sometimes it does not feel that way. Continue reading “What does God-led Creativity Look Like?”

What is the Connection between God and Creativity?


This is the first of 7 blogs on releasing your creative potential.


What does God think about artists? Does he care? Does he even notice?

If everything was right, if we could clearly see the brushstrokes on the canvas of the created world, then the first words of the Bible would inspire endless creativity, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Continue reading “What is the Connection between God and Creativity?”

Does God Care about Your Artwork?

Does God care about your artwork?

He does.

Everyone expresses themselves creatively. It can’t be helped. It’s one of the things we’re born to do. It’s part of what the Bible refers to when it says we’re made in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26.)

An essential part of God’s nature is that, beyond all possible imagination of abundance and diversity, he’s creative (Genesis 1:1). We reflect that part of his nature in the abundance and diversity of our art, music, movies, etc. The difference is, God creates out of nothing. We, at best, “borrow” any material we can find and repurpose it. As Picasso said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”

Continue reading “Does God Care about Your Artwork?”

These 3 Show Up When You Create

Whenever you take on a significant creative project: a work of art, starting a business, losing weight, etc., three types of people show up:

The helper. They’re the best. These will often be people who know you and can plug in to what you need in terms of encouragement, resources, etc. Sometimes though, these can be complete strangers drawn to you, perhaps through a friend. Helpers will rarely ask or need something in return. They’re on your pathway to help you. Continue reading “These 3 Show Up When You Create”