I Just Published My Creativity Book

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Hardwired for Creativity: Art Supplies for the Mind

A Handbook of Godly Wisdom, Strategies & Freedom

Available here at Amazon.com

Hardwired for Creativity is a teaching memoir and educational workbook, focused on encouraging and supporting growing creative students before and beyond the knowledge of formal art principles and techniques. Creativity is expressed in a variety of ways, like painting, writing, performing arts, crafts, woodworking, business management, and employee development.

This book is divided into two Sections. The first Section is divided into four parts: cultivating creativity, developing creative work, thinking differently, and acknowledging others. Section two is full of creativity-related topics, such as brainstorming, project management, critiques, research, intuition, and procrastination. All these topics are important to developing creative work and a creative lifestyle.

Emergent students, artists, and creatives need tools of everyday understanding to successfully sustain balanced lives of creative structure and freedom. This book is dedicated to the exploration of these everyday topics through a variety of pedagogy, like qualitative research, and the creatives’ life experiences.

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“God has transmitted his very substance into every Scripture, for it is God-breathed. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (The Passion Translation)

The Bible IS Power

In the beginning of the Book of John we read that the “Word” is Jesus and Jesus is the “Word.” God inspired every Word of the Bible that we read and it was written infused with Jesus’ Spirit. When we speak the Words of the Bible we are drawing Jesus out of the Book and into the atmosphere around us. When Jesus is present the world with its darkness fades away.

Let the Word who is Jesus lead you and guide you in your beautiful walk of life and salvation. When you do, you’ll be able fulfill all of the assignments God has for you. And when you engage in the Word of God with others, the effect is amplified.

Be blessed today and thank you for visiting!

Why Hardwired?

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We’re Hardwired for Life

Sometimes we get the question, “Why ‘Hardwired’?” Well, we are hardwired as human beings made in God’s image to live, to love, to hope, to feel, to work with our hands, to think, to decide, to fail and to grow. We are hardwired to fully experience life on earth, even in our fallen human condition. We were made to encounter this life in order to thrive in all that comes for eternity.

We are biologically hardwired to do, to understand, and to know multivariate things in this life. We are being equipped and prepared for Jesus’ return. The problem is that we have gotten off track due to sin and our flesh, both generationally and independently. The hardwiring in our brains have been pulled apart, crisscrossed, and jumbled up. We have become disconnected from God’s original design for us. We need to be rewired to overcome the world and establish God’s Kingdom here on earth. And we must get rewired to settle back into God’s will and plan for our lives.

So, everything we do is focused on our ability to neurologically rewire our brains, change our mindsets to create new pathways, and choose Jesus Christ first and foremost. We are hardwired for everything godly we do. At Hardwired for Life, we are destined to have this website/blog, write books, have a video blog, and podcast all focused on serving the Lord by sharing His truths about Identity, Purpose and Love.

With Affection,

Sharon & Jana

Podcast: Poverty Mentality, S1E28, Part 2

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Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 28 Part 2

 

 

The poverty mentality can mean many things. We explore what those are and get a bit fired-up over it all. We talk about physical, spiritual, and emotional forms of poverty and how they affect our lives. We also discuss various teaching about poverty in the church community.

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† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Poverty Mentality, S1E28, Part 1

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Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 28 Part 1

 

 

The poverty mentality can mean many things. We explore what those are and get a bit fired-up over it all. We talk about physical, spiritual, and emotional forms of poverty and how they affect our lives. We also discuss various teaching about poverty in the church community.

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† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Intimacy & Prayer, S1E25

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Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 25

 

 

We can always go deeper with our relationship with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. It’s up to us to create more intimacy with Him—He’s always ready for us to open our hearts to Him. One way is to change your prayer life to more conversational and relational dialog throughout the day.

 

† By God’s grace.

Podcast: Breakthrough & Glory, S1E26

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Hardwired for Life: Season 1, Episode 26

 

 

The glory of God fell upon us as we recorded this Podcast on breakthrough. We learned about the level of trust we must have in God to breakthrough our circumstances with the truth. The truth can hurt but we can overcome the pain and learn and grow closer to Christ and to others.

 

Breakthrough Verses

Hardwired for Life Podcast S1E26

 

† By God’s grace.

Purpose: We Can Change

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Our struggles eventually shape us into the creative people we are and will be — feelings and all. I assure you, there are opportunities to grow and thrive in our current fallen human condition. If I can do it, so can you. No matter the experience, whether perceived as good or bad, we can use it to create positive change in our lives and in ourselves. What do they say? It’s something like, “It’s not the fall, it is how you get back up that matters.”

Change is easier said than done, especially when for example: others add their two-cent advice before I ask them to, and/or I feel an unrighteous obligation to follow someone else’s lead. I can take these things and flip them to be positive. I can listen to advice before making my decision, and I can always say no when I feel I could be led in the wrong direction. I can use either side of the coin. It’s up to me to decide which way to go, or what my perception will be — positively for the situation or negatively. I’ve got be honest with myself regarding my motives and the care that I need at the time. 

Fear of Man: “If you can’t beat ‘um, join ‘um.” It’s a compromise to repent for.

Excerpt from Hardwired for Purpose by Jana Rawling (Coming out soon!)

† By God’s grace.

 

The Love of our Moms

This year we have had an amazing amount of rain in Southern California and it has produced a super bloom of the most gorgeous flowers! Even driving on the freeways has produced traffic jams and rubber necking at the amazing flowers and greenery. Here in the dry Southern California region we do not always get to experience this display of beauty in the springtime. It has almost made us forget how amazing Southern California is and why we live here!

I remember being very excited every year to see the state flower come emerge. The California poppies are my favorite. It flooded my mind with that excitement again. I used to plant seeds because it had been so long since I had seen them. I would cultivate the ground, fertilize and pick the weeds to breathlessly wait for them to come and show how beautiful they are to see.

Watching the little green sprouts emerge from the clay based soil they were planted in provided a background color of contrast to see them popping up out of the soil. The anticipation of the next part of the plant maturing was ever on my mind. I sometimes would check two or three times a day to watch them grow. Why aren’t you growing faster? Oh, but you are so cute don’t grow too fast.

I would check for pests and shoo them away. I was often looking to see what beautiful butterflies would be attracted to them and carefully watched to make sure they didn’t like them too much. I surely didn’t want them to become dinner or a snack. I spent time in the utmost care to make sure they had been taken care of with the best of everything. The sun did it’s job as well as the oxygen atmosphere. They were given water and spoken to with kindness.

As they grew in each stage of their life, I was always curious to see how beautiful they would be in their full maturity. The days went on and I continued the needed care of each and every flower. Sometime the neighbors or walkers-by would stop to admire them and offer tips or goodly advice. The poppies had plenty of room to grow and thrive because I had cultivated all in and around them.

Soon it would be time to look at them and know they were done. The days lingered a little longer and finally they were ready to do the job they were created to do! It was time to show their beauty to the world. All the work and effort put into them had paid off! They were amazing to see, experience, thrive and go on to be appreciated and honored. WOW and WHEW!

As moms we go through these stages of being moms! We are amazing people who LOVE our children. We hope and dream and cultivate and intentionally LOVE OUR CHILDREN!!!

We are readying them for their future as well as for the future of the world they will also change. Be encouraged as you pour into your children. The results are not seen immediately but the success is seen later. Every good thing you put in them will come out in even more goodness. Yes!! It really works that way! Pray for them otherwise you will not see the seeds come to grow in them. Love them ALL OF THE TIME. No, you can not spoil them by loving them. It’s just the opposite! If you are having a hard time at what you see in them, then sometimes it requires us looking at ourselves. Read your Bible and get scriptures to pray over them. They need you ALL the time. They need to know you will love them no matter what.

TO EVERY MOM! YOU ALL ARE DOING AMAZING JOBS!!

LOVE YOU MOM!!!

 

 

 

 

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