The Power of Creative Strokes


Coffee Painting of African Girl: Unknown Source, 2014.

The world needs the creative strokes of our artists, singers, poets, and writers because their works express identity, beauty and meaning. Sometimes they pose questions and convey both the longing and lost-ness of mankind estranged from God.

Art tells me God is real. Because all our art expresses either a longing for something more, or a lost-ness apart from God.

God's irrevocable gift to us is our heart-mind-soul desire to create, imagine, invent, and express, in colours, shades, tones, words. We create because He created. Symphonies and poems, songs and murals, architecture and novels, show me this world is not a cosmic accident.

Those who find true freedom of expression find it in God's boundless love. Without Him, all my music and art is chasing of the wind, sound and fury, fleeting happiness and deathly melancholy. Without Him, I am lost, no matter how cultured, educated, or artistic I am. My art stumbles with me through a purposeless lifetime into the hope-less grave.

Oh but thank you God for Your Hope and Love and Reality! He is my portion. In Him my art finds fullest, truest, deepest, glorious meaning. With Him, I sail toward the endless shores of Eternity.

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Wayfarers walk by faith and dream with eyes wide open. Living simply, they go places, break barriers, embrace people, and build bridges. They're cool if things go wrong; it's the journey that counts. They like being on their own, but love the company of like-minded people anytime! Wayfarers love to hang with the locals, make music in unusual places, and share stories. They're creative about ways to touch the world both on the home turf and on the road. Wayfarers are on the life-long odyssey of discovery with hearts anchored in Faith, Hope and Love.

 

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Hello, my name is Janielle, a 23 year-old muso based in Melbourne. Join me on my unpredictably audacious quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, use music to inspire creative education, spark spiritual conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze passion for Jesus' mission of reconciliation through acts of justice, truth and compassion among the young & free. Being a nomad at heart, I find ‘home’ when I stay with people on the ground, encounter the culture & discover what life's like for others. One Life | One Love | One Legacy.

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