Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Self Expression

Just as no two snowflakes are alike, no two human beings are exactly alike - not even identical twins. Nowhere do I enjoy seeing this more than in the evidence of self expression. I love seeing the manifestation of God's gifts inside a person through self expression whether it is writing, the arts, sciences, or service.

However, since I am focusing on writing, here, I confess that I am looking forward to reading what others have written in the last month. After writing so intensively for the last month, I feel like I am crawling out of a cave of my own making and am blinking in the intense light of day.

I was part of a group called Hidden Talent Theatre and our tag line was "What's inside of you?"

It's important for us to share what's inside of us - whether good or bad - in the right way. Self expression can be fun and happy, but it can also help us to dig out the bad stuff and expose it to the light. Ultimately, as a Christian, self expression in writing can be an act of service. By honestly sharing what's inside of you through story form, a reader may recognize or understand a truth or insight that applies to them. Jesus was the best of storytellers.


  1. So true! What a diverse God we have.

    That is what I love so much about this writers group. Reading everyone's different stories just shows how unique we all are.

    I was thinking we should all submit a very short story for the Christmas party, then we all try and guess who wrote it.

  2. That's a fun idea!!!! Beth? Bri? Clarissa?

  3. Great new pic Laura. If anyone ever wants me to change their pic here let me know. It's easy to do.

    Beth said she liked the idea for the game too. Although we will all have an upper hand on Clarissa. :(

    I feel confident in my ability to hear and know your unique voices.