INSPIRED BY NATURE
What motivates or inspires you? What awakens the creativity within you? When you are feeling down, what helps to snap you out of it? The Five Minute Friday word for the week is inspire. I am inspired by many things, especially being out in nature. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, spending time outdoors helps me to relax and refocus.
INSPIRED BY MUSIC AND TEACHING
We spent a week at The Cove in Asheville, NC, studying the gospel of Luke with Michael Card. Besides being a master songwriter he is also a learned theologian. He has a way of teaching that makes the Bible come alive and inspires me to want to dig deeper.
Michael Card’s music has always inspired me.From the first time I heard him I was drawn to his music, because it is unique. He uses a variety of styles and the lyrics are always meaningful. At the end I’ll share a YouTube link to what he says is his favorite song. It’s one of my favorites, too.
INSPIRED BY NATURE TRAILS
One afternoon my husband and I took a walk on one of the many nature trails at The Cove. It’s a treat to be able to have time to walk leisurely and notice the variety of God’s handiwork. I hope these pictures inspire you and encourage you to spend some time outdoors.
There are so many interesting things to see if we just open our eyes and look around.
When I walk outdoors I get a sense of how vast this world is. I am only a small part of the whole of creation.
I hope these glimpses of God’s handiwork inspire you. Feel free to use any of them as a jump start for your own creativity. If you write a poem or take photos of your own, please share in the comments. I’d love to see what you create.
As promised, here’s the song by Michael Card called Come Lift Up Your Sorrows.