Luci Shaw

Creative Stretch #3: Metaphor Hunting

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Many times I have had the pleasant surprise of experiencing God’s nearness when I haven’t really been looking for Him. He crashes through my toughened senses to capture my attention in some unexpected way—perhaps the way the sun is breaking through the clouds or the way geese land upon the…

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Life Lessons from Scaredy Squirrel

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on Chapter 3 This summer I participated in my library’s reading program called A.R.K.S.—Adults Reading Kids’ Stuff. One read in particular has stayed with me; it was a picture book called Scaredy Squirrel. (You simply must click over to see Scaredy Squirrel’s sweet…

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Living, Breathing Art

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on Chapter 1 Art is a window into the soul of its creator. In the finished painting or poem or sculpture, we receive a glimpse of the interior world of the artist. And when the art is nature, there we find treasured secrets…

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Where Creativity Flourishes

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on the Introduction Two questions were raised by Luci Shaw in the introduction of her book Breath for the Bones—Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith: How does faith inform art? How can art animate faith? Shaw lingers over these, reflecting…

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Introducing the Creative Stretch

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A few days ago, Ann Kroeker at notsofastbook discussed how kindergartners’ school performance is negatively affected by our society’s get-ahead mentality. (Yes, you read that correctly: Kindergartners are feeling pressure in school.) Several sources she cited stressed the need for children to develop and grow through creative play. And that…

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