I have a few things to share with you today, dear readers & I will start with this inspiring video my friend Colie sent me. She said it reminded her of me. That is too kind. Honestly, I wish I could say I was more like Sara in this video. WOW. What an inspiration she is! Lately, I have been seeing & feeling a huge disconnect between what the Bible says & what religious people do to live out their faith (myself included). I have been feeling convicted about not fully living out the words I so deeply believe. I am challenged as of late to wonder, who am I "Jesus" to? Could I be doing more? Who are my orphans & widows? Am I sacrificing myself? It may be the last 2 classes I took for my graduate program, Social Action & Art Therapy & Child Art Therapy with Refugee Children that have sparked this flame. It may be this inspiring church I was a part of this past summer, a church committed to actively living out their faith. Or the many conversations I have with my husband where we question community in America & its huge disconnect between those who have and those who have very little. Whatever it is that's happening in my heart, I like it. I hope the spark turns into a raging flame. And I hope this video inspires you as well.
Sara's Story from Trinity Grace Church on Vimeo.
I am also about to graduate with a degree in Art Therapy. This is exciting. Very exciting. I hope my degree becomes a bridge to help me be an advocate for social action/social justice & transformation. Here is an invitation to our show in Milwaukee & also an image of the exhibitors artwork (I am the letter "S"). I will be exhibiting an installation depicting what I learned as a result of researching sacred space/sanctuary & its relationship to a therapeutic milieu.