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A Motsenbocker Song & Creative Covid 19 Struggle

I've been listening to a lot of Tyson Motsenbocker lately.


Specifically, "In His Name". It's a tender song, raw. He touches on the very real wrestling match most of us engage in while connecting our faith with God's interaction in our lives here in the dirt, in the grittiest and most personal scenarios.


He asks a version of a question most of us ask at some point - why does it seem like God is with the winning football team and not with my mom on her premature and painful deathbed?


"It's an honest hearts reaction - who, my God, have you been listening to?"


There are a million questions like this, aren't there. And even though God's beauty and wonder and awe and personal rescuing, tenderness and joy unfolds each and every day, all around the world, in these gritty moments, when we're in it, the questions are true and personal and real.


Which leads me to the creative connection.


These moments foster, like "In His Name", characteristics and meaning and words and sounds and emotion and past thoughts and future dreams and creative overflow in our creative pursuits. From authors to architects, the spiritual / internal wrestling of artists tends to eventually grow into the fruit of works of art, offered and shared and pressed into.


Is that true for you?


Today the world is in a season of struggle, all at the same time, impacted by the same disease. I know, I know, hunger and human trafficking and drug smuggling and gang violence and child abuse and disappointment and broken dreams and political unrest... struggle is always alive and painful. Yet there's something about an immediate common struggle, a universal one, like sin, that stirs the pot and presses us to tenderly sing our version of "In His Name".


Q. What are you creating in the struggle?


Q. What aspects of compassion are you living and feeling in new ways? How is it inspiring your work?


Q. What traits are you grappling with as the world engages sickness / healing and despair / hope? What images, sounds, words, ideas, concepts are being stirred in the mix?


Q. Are you ready to capitalize on your time at home, in a season of tamping down on social connection and distraction; partition off the anxiety from your creative space, and create?


Not sure where to begin? Let's connect. Reach out and let's spend:

a session,

or a month-long boot-camp mapping out your Creative Habits,

or a season of discovering Mission and Vision and Values on your journey.


Why wait? What do you hope will be different 3, 6 or 12 months from today?


Let's discover it out together.


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