A Laboratory, Maniacal Laughter…and God?

Posted by: Rebecca.

Creativity isn’t always making something where there was nothing, but taking the ordinary, even something considered trash, and turning it into something beautiful. 

creativityOur middle daughter continues to amaze me. She’s turning 10 soon, and is one of the most creative people I know. She’s notorious for collecting pieces of fabric, boxes, toilet paper rolls, and items that I want to throw away. She gathers sewing supplies, all of our craft supplies, loads the glue gun (Watch out!) and then disappears into her laboratory bedroom. The sound of maniacal laughter can be heard echoing down the hallway.

She surfaces a few hours later asking us to come see her newest creation. She’s made homes and a shopping mall for her dolls, complete with a spa and dance studio. She’s sown clothes and bedding. She thinks of every detail, even fully furnished bathrooms. Recently, I shared she’s begun making fairy gardens.

Writers do this same thing. We take ordinary ideas that may have been done 100 times, combine them in new ways and make something unique.house

And, it’s what God does with us. He finds us broken and rusty, unremarkable, then shines His love through us and transforms us into a beacon for others.

2 Corinthians 4:7 talks about how God shines His light in us, strengthening and changing us.

You may not be crafty, or a writer, but allowing God into your life…letting His light shine through you, is bound to transform you and your life into something amazing!

Your turn to Shed Your Light below…

What are you creating these days? Have you let God shine through you?

About the author:

RebeccaRebecca Bergren is a writer with the ability to redefine clichés and travel through time with the mysterious, quirky cast of her novels. Life’s lessons have also inspired her to weave a message of hope and God’s restoration power into her heartwarming screenplays and humorous short pieces.

Rebecca is a member of ACFW, MyBookTherapy, Write Now Writers’ Group, and Writing Craft Girls critique circle. She lives in Minnesota with one fabulous man, three spunky kids, and a marshmallow-eating Labrador.

 

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About Rebecca

Novelist, screenwriter, devourer of books, homeschool mom

5 thoughts on “A Laboratory, Maniacal Laughter…and God?

  1. “Creativity isn’t always making something where there was nothing, but taking the ordinary, even something considered trash, and turning it into something beautiful. ” GREAT thought! I was doing this myself last night, transferring beautiful appliques off a REALLY UGLY sweat I got at Goodwill, so the appliques can be “reborn” onto a much prettier jacket for steampunk cosplay. So grateful for the chance to turn someone else’s “castoff” into something beautiful. It’s a living testament to what God does with our lives!

  2. Oops. Not sweat — “sweater.” 😉

  3. […] I love this concept so much because it’s central to my faith (as my friend Rebecca has so eloquently shared recently). But it’s also a tenet that (to me) is at the heart of steampunk. The deeper I go into the […]

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