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Beauty and Imagination

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” Dante Alighieri This quote came to mind when I watched this music video of a violinist dancing along the coast of New Zealand and playing her own medley of music from Lord of the … Continue reading

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Imagination and the Infinite Story

“We are all limited to five senses (that we know of), and we must live in and interact with this world, with art and language that is much too big for us. But we also have imaginations and a creative … Continue reading

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The Story Warren

As children formed in His image, God gave us the unique capacity to imagine and create–a gift I value greatly. When I find like-minded souls, those who cherish this treasure, it’s always exciting…and it appears many of these creative individuals … Continue reading

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Dreamers of Dreams

In 1874, British poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy penned a poem about the impact of storytellers and other creative individuals–poets, musicians, and the like. Through his verse, he demonstrates the way dreamers and imaginative souls have an impact that endures even beyond … Continue reading

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DaVinci and the Creative Mind

Recently, I’ve begun to familiarize myself a little with the life of Leonardo DaVinci, an inventor, artist, dreamer of dreams…and so much more. He accomplished an incredible amount in his lifetime, yet many of his ideas remained unrealized until long … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Sleep

When I was in college, one of my professors shared a story about Benjamin Franklin. It seems that Franklin observed that his times of heightened creativity and problem-solving occurred when he was close to sleep or in the stage between … Continue reading

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Imagination and Our Views of God

Yesterday, I browsed the online sample pages of a book entitled The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing, and the thought provoking nature of the contents intrigued me, particularly this passage on the subject of imagination: … Continue reading

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Storytelling and the Journey Homeward

In Walking on Water, Madeline L’Engle had this to say about the purpose of art and artistry: The journey homewards. Coming home. That’s what it’s all about. The journey to the coming of the Kingdom. That’s probably the chief difference … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Inspiration

Creativity flows in mysterious ways, a river that rushes along unseen channels. We can perhaps reference things that stir inspiration and rouse those uncanny flashes of insight or attempt to pin down the genesis of a thought, but what causes … Continue reading

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Awakening Creativity

One of the enduring writers of the early 20th century, LM Montgomery is perhaps most well known for her stories about Anne of Green Gables, which have been adapted into films. Yet with her protagonist Emily (a lass with three … Continue reading

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