Tuesday, July 21, 2009


“You are created in the image of the Creator therefore you are creative.”


“Color outside the lines.”


"In the beginning God created . . ."

-Genesis 1:1

"So God created people in his own image ; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them."

-Genesis 1:27

I am in the van and we are presently about 101 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas where we will stay this evening. We’ll be at the home of Brandon and Julie Barnard. They won’t be there but have given me a key to their house! Brandon is with a group of students on a mission trip and Julie is in Athens, Georgia with her sister, Jennifer, who is expecting any day now.

I just spoke with Pastor John at First Baptist in Monticello and asked about Daniel. John said he was sore yesterday and feeling better today. Same thing with Chris, he’s a little sore but doing fine.

This morning, before heading east, we went to Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. It’s one of those tourist places where people go to take photographs of family and friends. The tourists don’t know why they are there except that it’s a cool place to take pictures. I will, therefore, tell you a little about Cadillac Ranch:

The Cadillac Ranch, located along the tatters of historic Route 66, was built in 1974, brainchild of Stanley Marsh 3, the helium millionaire who owns the dusty wheat field where it stands. Marsh and The Ant Farm, a San Francisco art collective, assembled used Cadillacs representing the "Golden Age" of American Automobiles (1949 through 1963). The ten graffiti-covered cars are half-buried, nose-down, facing west "at the same angle as the Cheops' pyramids."

In 1997, development creep forced Marsh to move the entire assemblage about two miles further west. The line of cars is far enough out in a field to allow for suitably bleak photography. The distance from any authority also encourages ever-mutating layers of painted graffiti, which Marsh doesn't seem to mind.

Stanley Marsh was a very creative person. So are we! God has given us creative spirits and minds just by his very nature. We are created in the image of the Creator therefore we are creative! Because he is creative, we too can be creative, it’s in our spiritual genes. It’s also a choice. We can choose to be creative or we can sit around saying things like, “She’s got more creativity in her little finger than I’ve got in my whole body!” That’s just an excuse. Your creativity may not be like her creativity but you’ve got it. Quit making excuses and look at the things you love to do and choose to be creative with them.

Get the Crayolas, a coloring book, and color outside the lines like crazy!


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