Yay John! Great article in the York Daily Record. You are using your God given creative gift for good and for His glory. :0)
Grace & peace, deAnn
“I take a lot of satisfaction in basically being able to say it wasn’t the music, it wasn’t me, it’s God. It’s such a huge, tremendous honor - beyond all honor - to be able to do anything that someone enjoys and be able to point to God for the glory.” ~ Ryan Farish
I’ve had Ryan’s album, “From the Sky,” for several months. It’s mostly instrumental with a few haunting female vocals in the background of a few songs. The music is uplifting and inspiring. And I just found out a few days ago, after reading this article, that he’s a devoted Christian and uses his glorious gift as a way to bring glory to the One who created him.
I am reminded of this quote by author Barbara Kingsolver, “Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” Ryan has found that which God has bestowed to him, a unique creative voice, and he’s offering it to the world in His name.
Reflect on that quote… as an artist, what is it that you have to say? Are you saying it through your artwork? Can you consider that God gave you a voice for a purpose, for His purpose? How can it be used? What does it look like to think of your creative journey as an offering…to Him?
Many blessings as you seek God through your creativity,
Hello writers and poets,
Spring is on its way, can you feel a re-birth coming? The soggy monotone landscape will soon burst forth with God’s most brilliant colors ever. Are you ready? I sure am. I also feel a creative re-birth within me. Ideas cropping up in my mind like the tulips in my backyard, pushing away winter to reach for spring. I hope you are sensing your own creative re-birth as well. If not, come to Pages this week, (Wednesday) and we’ll see if we can’t get some inspiration flowing!!
Here’s the scoop:
If you will, let me know if you can make it so I’m adequately prepared. :0)
Grace & peace,