I love "Artist in Residence" programs...
An artist comes to a school, or a community and lives there. They might teach or lecture, but they are primarily hired and paid just to be there. To live creatively and share their art.
I've been in two schools with programs like this- they brought in artists from places far away to help students see things differently, to try new things, to show how an artist works and lives.
I believe that is why God made me- to be creative right here where I am. To live out my life here on Earth displaying His love, His grace, and His mercy. I hope I do a good job, but I know I am not perfect so I will mess up. A lot. I am thankful that He is full of forgiveness for my mistakes.
I don't have all the answers about why bad things happen, or why God made things just this way or that way. But I am 100% sure of this:
God loves YOU very much- He gave His only Son just for YOU! He's crazy about you!
I'm not a theologian. I'm not a pastor or a teacher or the answer queen. But I'm willing to try. If you have a question about God, I invite you to ask me about Him. I'll try to help, because that's the other thing God made me for- to point people to Him.
And so it goes.
3 months ago