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Daring: Venturesomely Bold in Action or Thought {and a Giveaway}

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past. 
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland. 
(Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)

Earlier this summer, I planned to have a big celebration as I launched a new venture called souldare. Instead, I mentioned it in passing while business cards were being created and I prepared for my first ever collage workshop at a local gallery. Also in the background, I was developing the website. Over the past few weeks, I have been slowly thinking more about what this dare means for me. 

I wondered about closing out Nourishment for the Soul and just diving into souldare or combining the two in some manner. But further thought has led me to maintain both. This place has a special spot in my heart. I believe it’s a space where people come to feed on words. Over at souldare, there will still be words, but also experiences to consider. 

Click on over and see what God has been inspiring during the deep summer, explore the pages and check out the photo gallery. The inspiration tab will be another blog, where I muse about art and the created self. I believe God has created us to express our lives creatively. I want everyone to get the chance to learn more about their God created identities and how to live fully from that perspective.

Being an artist and a writer blends well for me, and now apparently I am an entrepreneur! I have a business card, a website and workshops with paying participants. I never dreamed this; it is all truly something God birthed in and through me. Amazingly my next workshop is sold out and the third one is well on its way to being full. I praise God for this new season that has arrived just as autumn sings her song of release and abundant, rich joy.

In honor of this big day here, I want to give you an opportunity to win a free copy of my book (Defining Moments: Overflowing with Living Words) and a collage kit. Leave a comment and I will randomly select a winner by next Monday.


What daring feats has God been nudging
 you to embrace this season of life?

Linking up with  Multitudes on Monday, Soli Deo Gloria Party and #TellHisStory.

18 thoughts on “Daring: Venturesomely Bold in Action or Thought {and a Giveaway}”

  1. wow Kel, I remember a short time ago you were wondering what you were going to do with your time. i am glad your doing so well. i will look more into what your doing now

  2. So excited for you Kel! It's been a blessing to walk with you through the birthing of this next big thing that God has for you! And again, I am blessed in your obedience. Looking forward to participating in all that SoulDare has to offer because it is God's offering to me to explore my created self! See you on Friday for round two!

  3. Jennifer-Thanks for all your encouragement and support over the years…I hope you can come…there are still openings for the next one called Treasure Your Dreams…I am thinking about offering more…maybe one in early December for the holy season of Advent!

  4. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. I loved how your blog entry started out with the verse in Isaiah.. that has been my verse for the year. This whole year has been an exciting journey of living out my dreams of starting the ministry coming alive ministries.. it sounds like God is doing really exciting things in and through you! Blessings

  5. Jenn- I wondered if this verse would resonate with you…sounded like God is doing a similar new work in your life, too! You were created for this life! And He will be with you!

  6. Hi Kel! So fun to find your blog through SDG! What a talented person you are, writing and an artist. Your collage here is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your journey and thoughts here.I'm your newest follower :)Ceil

  7. Dawn- I will announce the the winner next Monday, here! And I wish you lived closer,too…but I have feeling I may just figure out a way to have a online class in the future…stay tuned!

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