Thursday, October 6, 2016
Litfuse Review: Life Creative:Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom by:Speake/Stuart
About the Book:
A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds them In our Pinterest age of handcrafted children's parties, artistic Instagram photos, tutorials for renovating old furniture into new treasures, and blogs filled with poetry, prose, and other creative expression, it is clear that a brand-new generation of creative women is rising up. It is a renaissance born not in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs but in kitchens and nurseries and living rooms around the world. But when Christian women become mothers, they often feel expected to lay down their creative pursuits in order to properly parent.
Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart know that struggle. While they acknowledge that some seasons of mothering require setting artistic pursuits aside, they also argue that these seasons don't have to last until empty nest time. Instead, mothers with creative gifts are called to actively use them in order to bless their families, their communities, and everyone they encounter.
Inspiring and encouraging, Life Creative celebrates the ways mothers can live their art in the midst of their mothering. They tell the stories of women such as author and speaker Angie Smith, recording artist Ellie Holcomb, and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard who do just that. By following God's leading to embrace His gifts, renaissance moms can model the joy of obedience for their families.
The days of motherhood are rapidly changing. There was the microwave generation, the latch key kid generation, and too many more to even remember. This is suppose to be the "me" generation. In this generation of mothers we supposedly focus on "me" more than in times past. In Life Creative you figure out how to do the things that drive your creativity and how to be a mom simultaneously.
The creative mom is coming to the forefront in today's time and she is taking the world by storm in more ways than one. One thing I learned as I read on about this fascinating subject about these two authors that seem like they have it all figured out is that we all are creative moms. It's just what gifts we truly possess and how we choose to use them that decides where we go from here in this passionate pursuit of balancing.
The authors use what the learned to help me to be a better me. I really enjoyed this book and learning about this process of balancing.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.