Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sunday Musings - Beginnings & Creativity
Therefore, since we are created in the image of The Creator, we are all creative! This is one of the facts that I like to share in my Bible Journaling workshops, and then I share examples of how I've illustrated this first chapter of Genesis in several Bibles.
As you can see, each of these pages illustrates Creation, although they vary in design and products used. However, the important thing about these pages is not which design is "better" or which one best uses the latest products or even which one is the "most complete" - the important thing is that as I worked on each of these illustrations, I spent time meditating on the fact that "In the beginning God created!" In fact, from nothing (a void with no form), He created the beautiful world that we live in today. And then He created us in His own image!
Sometimes the scriptures we are most familiar with or have heard often become simply words on a page and we don't take time to think about and appreciate the meaning behind those words. I can quote the first few verses of Genesis without much thought, but when I take time to really think about the story those words tell, I cannot help but once again stand in awe of the creativity of the Lord and be filled with gratitude that He placed that creativity inside each of us!
How have you used your creativity lately?