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I am creative person. I like working a number of various crafts, particularly knitting and crochet. The creativity of that craft led me to create the Knit and Crochet Bible Study and publish 2 personal devotional journals as well as 2 group versions of those books.

I was intrigued when this quote came across in a recent google search. It truly describes ‘creativity’. When I work with any craft project there is a lot of experimentation. Will this work? what if I work it that direction instead? That doesn’t look right, how should I change it? Oops, let’s rip that out and try again.

I love the final description most – having fun. As a perfectionist I struggle with making something perfect. I was so embarrassed after giving a shawl with a row of crosses and cancer ribbons when I looked a picture I look of the shawl. It showed one cross made incorrectly. I had already given it to my friend. I looked it over and never saw the mistake, until I looked at the picture. The error was blaring – to me. I allowed that mistake (a significant part of creativity) to take away the experience of fun and joy I had in creating the shawl.

I have to remind myself there is no perfection in creativity. There is

  • inventing
  • experimenting
  • growing
  • taking risks
  • breaking rules
  • making mistakes
  • having fun

  • How do you express your creativity?

    How Journaling Led To A Published Book

    I have been encouraging you to journal. Hear how my journaling led to publishing 2 books on Amazon through this youtube video   h

    Or….. read it here.

    Hi, TerryAnn here. I have my hot cup of tea, It’s rather cold with lots of snow here in the Midwest.

    While I am sitting back,  relaxing and enjoying my tea I was just thinking that I asked all of you to start doing some journaling and to join me on this journey of journaling For the last few weeks I have given you a prompt – just something to think about when you sit down to write.

    Whether you use that prompt or go on to something else is irrelevant. What’s important is that you are starting to just look within yourself. Start to write and don’t worry about grammar, don’t worry about punctuation, don’t even worry about the flow. Just write.

    How are you doing?

    As my husband and I were talking about this earlier I was reminded that it was journaling that led me to writing and publishing on Amazon two books.

    The first one is “The Proverbs 31 Woman: God’s Work in Progress” and the other one titled “Stitched in Christ” 

    Both of these books came from journal entries that I made. I enjoy knitting and crochet.  It was during some difficult times I was playing with my yarn that got me started.  I pulled out some yarn, all knotted tangled up. A part of my journal entry that day was how this knotted yarn reflected how I felt right then.

    Fast forward a few years.  I’m looking back over my journal entries and all of a sudden it hit me. There was a theme. Several of these I then edited and put out there for others to read. From here I created the “Knit and Crochet Bible Study”. These books then came from those writings which then I posted on Amazon in book form.

    I just want to share with you that you know there is so much within you that you don’t even know where all of this is leading you to.

    Take the time to journal. Look deep within yourself. This is between you and God;  between you and yourself. Nobody else has to see these – unless one day down the road you get this bright idea to publish your thoughts into books and put them on Amazon.

    If you’re interested in the books, go to Amazon and look them up.

    Even if you don’t keep journaling, go ahead and make some comments.  I’d love to hear how journaling is working for you. Until next time, enjoy your cup of tea and stay warm.