I’m currently enduring some pretty ferocious back pain; disc issues. But the more I keep it moving, stretching, and working the muscles like I’ve been instructed, the better it feels.

Often times lack of creative activity can cause atrophy in our spirits, hearts, and minds. Instead of passing through the territory of the mundane, we set up shop and build a condo there with no real intention of moving on.

The worst part is that stalling our own creative energies always affect others. Like parking your car in front of someone’s street-side garage. And it’s easy to prejudge them: it’s been forever since they’ve gotten out and done anything. What’s the worry?

The worry is that one day they may actually have a stroke of genius and feel useful for the Kingdom, only to find you blocking their way.

If you’re in the realm of the mundane, keep moving. Don’t park and sulk. Work those muscles until movement becomes easier. Others will always be following. ch:



Ryan Paige Howard · 9 Aug ’11 at 7:07 pm

As always wonderful post. I don’t know if I’ve told you, but your post always bless me! Have you ever thought of writing a devotional? God greatly shines through you and your beautiful family… truly thank you for sharing and blessing. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers for your back to feel better soon. How is your White Lion Chronicles, coming along ? 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 10 Aug ’11 at 10:27 am

    Thanks Ryan. Really appreciate your kind words.

    I guess my blog is turning into a devotional of sorts, but more about the essence of scripture lived through life and pictures than necessarily scripture verses one-at-a-time.

    I covet your prayers; seeing my doctor today.

Micah 6:8 · 9 Aug ’11 at 8:23 pm

I pray you get better! At least you can work on finishing your books though… Would you be interested in some products that really help with muscle and joint recovery? http://www.max.com/10445

mooney · 10 Aug ’11 at 12:08 pm

ow ow. condo for sale!

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