Creativity, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

(Image by Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay)

Creating the Lost Pen Magazine enabled me to meet some wonderfully creative people. In the process of producing Issue 1, I became better acquainted with Jenise Cook, a photographer, writer, poet, and so much more. Her poem ‘Lifesaver’ appears on page 15, and that spread was one of my favorites to create; one, because I love the poem, and two, because I love the photograph. 

One day, I received a surprise from Jenise. She emailed me to tell me that she was ‘sending something in the mail’ and that it should arrive before Easter. I was so excited! I love getting mail, especially in this world of email and instant communication. Sadly, due to slowdowns related to the pandemic, I received the package late. However, that did not diminish the blessing of what I received.

She had turned her photo and poem into an Easter card!








I think it’s amazing how an idea can start off one way and transform into something else. When inspiration hits, there is no limit to creativity and innovation.

I hope you are inspired today. Maybe you should take out that old project you had given up on, or take another look at that current project you’re struggling with. It might not be time to give up on it yet. Inspiration and creativity may be right around the corner!


If you’d like to support Jenise Cook or learn more about what she does, please visit her site here.


8 thoughts on “Creativity, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

    1. Hi, Christine: I’m the poet and the photographer. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! Peter’s story never gets old for me, and his redemption by our Savior* fills me with great hope!

      *(Saviour for Dyane, wink wink)

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  1. Dyane, what a beautiful surprise this morning to see the email link to your blog post. Thank you for featuring my new greeting card. You truly are an “encourager” of Christian Creatives! Looking forward to see God’s future blessings to Lost Pen Magazine and Publishing.

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