One Big Beautiful Scavenger Hunt

Sometimes, there’s a part of me that wishes I could look at words or sights or sounds or experiences and not have my next thought be:

Is there a lesson hidden in here some where that I can write about?

Don’t get me wrong I love looking for stories along the journey. Life becomes one big scavenger hunt!

But sometimes, I wish the turn off switch was easier to find.  Because creators also need to rest. It’s often a challenge for me to sit back and rest, to not create and to not think about creating.    Truthfully, this is one area I need to get better at.  Resting.

But that will have to be a topic for another post.  Or maybe not…because I’ll be resting and not thinking about creating or writing about creating.  Tomorrow is Sunday…so tomorrow I will rest. 🙂

This morning I thought about the reasons I create and share. It’s because it ultimately brings joy and beauty into my life and I hope to somehow bring joy and beauty into the lives of others. Creating will often consist of these two parts:

we create beauty
we share beauty

Then I thought about how Scripture tells us that we were created in the image of God.

That’s it, Lord. That’s why I feel the need to create.
That’s why I feel compelled to share what I create with others.

If God had wanted to, He could have just created the world and stopped there. He didn’t have to create us. But I believe He must have received incredible joy thinking about sharing His creations so others could enjoy their beauty too.

As I was writing this, I thought about my mom. She loved to write songs and play them on her guitar. Each time she finished writing one, she always wanted me to hear it. I would sit on her bed and listen to her sing and play her latest creation.

We create beauty
We share beauty

The other night, I was out walking my dog around the block. I watched as God created beauty and then decided to share it…a love letter written in the sky for me.

I am  thankful for sights like this.  I am  thankful that beauty is everywhere if we just take the time to look for it.

Today…create something beautiful…share something beautiful.


4 thoughts on “One Big Beautiful Scavenger Hunt

  1. Jody Lee Collins

    Eileen, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve visited your place. So glad I stopped by today (via Glynn Young).
    I loved your words here. They were Holy Spirit inspired–I lost my set of wedding rings (diamonds, my mom’s ) last night and it’s ALL I can think about. And seriously? This morning I was sitting at the breakfast bar thinking, ‘I could probably write about this…..’ We can’t stop ourselves.
    But we do have to stop for beauty along the way–your photo was a delight.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks for coming by Jody. I’m sorry about your wedding rings. I hope you find them. You are right, writing becomes such a knee jerk reaction. It really is a great way to process everything. But the rests really are necessary too.


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