Devoted Dreamers: 46 - Amy Pierson: Creative | Gatherer | Inviting Encounters with God

Amy Pierson loves to gather people and help them pay attention to what God is creatively up to in their lives. She believes we are all expressions of God’s creativity—which is why it cracks open our souls. Collaborating to create with others, Burning Heart Workshops was born out of her life-long journey with faith, learning, and leadership and shaped by hundreds of conversations with like-minded hearts.

Over the last 10 years Amy has led efforts of the Spiritual Formation Alliance and completed her Certificate of Christian Spiritual Formation from the Renovare Institute. Recent work as a digital content creator for a new platform that champions transformation taught her how people learn and engage in our "noisy" world. Amy and her handsome soul-mate live near Denver and are parents of two adult warrior women and their ridiculous-but-sincere puppy brother.

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE NOT A CREATIVE PERSON, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

In this episode, Amy shares her passion to help people see their creative side, even those who don’t believe they have one. She wants to spark a fire in those who love Jesus but long for more ways of connecting with Him. She talks about our childhood learning wounds and how they impact us today as well as opening up about her own spiritual journey including doubt, loneliness and fear that have troubled her along the way.

Stay tuned to the end of the show where Amy shares about upcoming Burning Heart Workshops and other events in Colorado’s Front Range that will give you space to consider your creativity and break through any barriers you might have to believing you are creative. 

AMY’S RECOMMENDATIONS:

Nancy Buschart, MA, Soul Care Companions

UPCOMING BURNING HEART EVENTS:
Sat. June 24, 2017
Soul Kindling kick-off
Nixon's Coffee/Hudson Gardens in Littleton, CO.
9:30-noon

Sat. Aug 5, 2017 Burning Heart Workshop“Sparking Joy”
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd., RiNo Arts District, 80216.
9am to 4pm.
USE DISCOUNT CODE: “DD2017” FOR $15 OFF YOUR REGISTRATION

October 2017 – Burning Heart Workshop – “Bonfire”

February 2018 - Dallas - TBD
 

SCRIPTURE:

If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke.
~ James 1:5 (AMP) 

So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper.
Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time.

~James 4:7-8a (MSG)

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one [the only God]! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being].
~Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (AMP)

When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
~ Luke 24:30-32, (NASB) 
(verse 32 is the foundation for Burning Heart Workshops) 

QUOTES:
“…the great divide is not between those who are artists and those who are not, but between those who understand that they are creative and those who have become convinced that they are not.” ~Erwin McManus
"Knowledge is just a rumor until it’s worked out in the muscle." ~Brené Brown
“Joy is a pervasive sense of well-being in God’s great kingdom.” ~Dallas Willard

BOOKS:
The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin McManus
Time to Make: Throw Yourself at your Creative Life by Ginger Hendrix
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield

PODCAST:
The Story Podcast

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