How God Speaks Through Creativity

“When I came to Quakerism, and I sat in a completely quiet, silent meeting, I didn’t know what to do with myself,” Lynette Davis recalls. “I was so used to being preached at, being told what to do, being told that ‘God told me to tell you…'” That history had put her at odds with the church she grew up in, rebuked every time she dare to ask a question.

“When I left the church, I was kind of done with religion, but I wanted to know who God was, for myself,” she says. Quakerism helped her understand that she wasn’t done with God—and that God wasn’t done with her. Realizing that God’s creative spirit was present in the sacred silence helped her better understand her own creative practice. “Even when my writing seems secular,” she says, “it is always a process and a journey that I articulate in communion with God.”

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  1. This is such a beautiful message Lynette. I reasonated with God as an artist and a poet, in the midst of creation and creating together. This: God is a poet and we are God’s art, then I think it’s a beautiful experience to know that we’re art that also creates art. And it’s like, a cycle that is circular and there’s no really one particular opening or ending, but a process that continues and continues to shape and move and make more things, make more words, make more life.” Thank you!

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