Creativity Beckons

Greetings, Dear Reader,

It has been literally years since I last wrote here and I’m feeling drawn back to this space. Back to writing. Back to my creative self.

Some things have changed and some have stayed the same. It would be difficult to summarize all that has happened with me, my life, my family, and…the world since I last wrote. So I won’t try to sum up all the things in their entirety in one neat little blog post.

I will tell you this: my mental health is better than ever, I have had some interesting starts and stops in my vocational journey as a minister and theologian, and I finally had that baby I had been praying for (he’ll be two years old next month). It’s quite likely that more about these matters will come out on the blog sooner or later. Time will tell.

And the world…well, I won’t elaborate on what you what you already know. These are strange times we are living in with a pandemic afoot.

What I do want to say here and now is that this is the fullness of time for my creativity. I want to go on record about this–just as I did in the beginning with my writing. I’m claiming this as my call.

I’ve been feeling the call for a while now to get back to the blog. And to get back to writing in general.

I’ve missed my creativity as I have felt somehow out of touch with it for some time now.

But especially as the world feels as if it has entered The Twilight Zone, my creativity is beckoning like never before. A writer has to write. I have to write. And I need to be creating to make sense of my experience and maybe…maybe to inspire a few people along the way too.

It’s good to be back to the blog and to respond to this prompting I feel as creativity beckons.


Your Turn: What’s calling to you in these strange times?

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sharol Herr on March 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Woohoo, she’s back!
    Love ya girl!

  2. Posted by Sandy Bricker on March 20, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Great to hear from you again, Jennifer! Hope you and yours are healthy.
    God’s peace

  3. Posted by Sharon Esmont on March 20, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    So glad you have come back to writing in your blog. You have been missed. The Lutheran church I attend has closed its doors, but is reaching out in new ways to the congregation. The Sunday worship service will be taped, and available, on the internet. We can even join in a communion, by having ready a piece of bread and a small glass of wine or juice while watching the service. When the pastor says the words, “The body of Christ, given for you!” and “The blood of Christ, shed for you!”; we can continue to have communion each week. Our Assistant pastor will also have a separate taping of the children’s sermon, so that our young ones will not be missed. God is still with us, guiding us and always loving us.

  4. Posted by Terri Kardos on March 21, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Hi Jennifer! I have been thinking about you recently because I haven’t seen any posts. I am happy and grateful you are doing well.

    It is a very strange time! I am trying to be available for childcare to grandchildren (there are seven now). As Bob and I are both retired, I look for ways to keep my brain a fit. I started quilting a year or so ago.

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