|St. Peters in Rome|
I agree with her comment, "Stepping away from familiar into a complete unknown."
Though, I was not truly sure what I was attempting to say. I get an impression and go with it. And allow the impression to shape my thoughts.
I do not start with a proverb or a key thought and then shape my stories around that proverb. What I do is open my journal while Dave is preaching. I attend to the thoughts that collide in my head from a combination of words in the sermon and the inner creative spark. It is a meditative prayer of some sort. I have to accept the gift that is given to me and then form it into an expression.
Sometimes the clearest way is a story. Sometimes the clearest way is a poetic form like Haiku. Sometimes it is just a picture. What ever way I attempt it hopefully glorifies God.