The Fourth Man In The Fire

The Fourth Man In The Fire

Some people may think that when we are thrown into the fire we are defeated and left in despair, but when we see the 4th Man in the fire we are filled with hope for our future.

If you are going through fiery trials beyond your control, remember to look for the 4th Man in the fire, and know that He is there and will stand with you no matter what!  

And then, when you have gone through the fire with the 4th Man, you can begin to reveal Him to others through your creative expressions to bring comfort and hope to those in the fire.

Finding Our Way Home On The Fourth

Finding Our Way Home On The Fourth


I know that the freedom I have been given through my relationship with Christ is something that others need all around me. 

I am reminded that every time I write, sing, dance, paint, preach, and reach out, I am releasing spectacular fireworks of God’s goodness to heal and restore. 

We need to “discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them towards acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of His love"

Words Matter

Words Matter

Words are so important in how we are molded according to our destiny, which is why the Israelites gave so much attention to naming their children in the Old Testament. 

It’s incredible how we co-create with God even in birth.  God creates man in the womb, which is hidden from view, but then we get to declare identity and destiny through the names we choose when our children enter the world. 

Today, God wants to breathe life into your identity with words of truth and affirmation about your destiny. 

Be Different To Make A Difference

Be Different To Make A Difference

Most of us have had an occasion in which we were publicly ridiculed for being different in some way.  The feeling of embarrassment, humiliation, and shame that resulted taught us to avoid being different at all costs.  Our need for acceptance and approval may have even sacrificed our uniqueness to the point that we are now unable to fully express ourselves creatively.

Our true identity is expressed in our differences, not our conformity.

2018 School Of Creativity - A Creative Cry For Freedom

2018 School Of Creativity - A Creative Cry For Freedom

It was electric.  Over 1,000 people attended the School of Creativity here at Bethel Church in Redding, California, as well as many joining through Live Streaming from around the world watched as dancers, spoken word artists, filmmakers, artists, and an array of cutting edge speakers, who are impacting culture. Over 28 countries joined us plus so many Americans from different states nationwide.

Creative Celebration That Connects Community

Creative Celebration That Connects Community

It’s crazy how communities come together through celebration.  All of heaven is still celebrating and worshipping Jesus for His triumph over the enemy, death, and sin.

All of the Angels in heaven celebrate when one person turns to Jesus (Luke 15:10).

Our responsibility is to bring heaven to earth, so let the celebration begin!

Spring Cleaning Our Creativity

Spring Cleaning Our Creativity

If you have ever seen a child weed in the garden, they tend to pull the weeds out from the top without the proper tool to get the root.  In a matter of weeks, that same weed will  start to peek out of the dirt because the roots were not removed. 

In the same way, we need tools if we are going to root out things that seek to prevent our garden growing into fruitful creativity.

Uniquely Branded For Creativity

Uniquely Branded For Creativity

You are not some ordinary lump of clay, but you carry the breath and brand of Creator God, being from a Heavenly source — God, Himself.  

Not only has God breathed His life into you, He has also made you creatively unique, and is proud of the way you are created.

He has made you with dreams, desires, and gifts because you are His delight.  He doesn’t want you to try to fit into someone else’s mold or destiny, but wants you to be proud of the way He has created you.

5 Creative Ways To Get Through Adversity

5 Creative Ways To Get Through Adversity

I want to encourage you to let God in to your pain and let Him speak creatively to you through what others create and how you can create.  

Redemption and restoration is a promise you can creatively declare today for whatever traumas you are facing today or in the future, knowing that my testimony can be your testimony, no matter how dark your season is presently.

5 Practical Tips for Creative Success In Your Art

5 Practical Tips for Creative Success In Your Art

I believe it is time for Kingdom-minded believers, who follow the footsteps of Jesus, to bring our creativity into the forefront, so that people can see the Good News.  

If Jesus used parables to lead people to truth, if Paul’s handkerchiefs healed the sick, and if Moses’ bronze serpent staff brought people healing who looked at it, then what are we waiting for?  

The Art Of Dreaming

The Art Of Dreaming

We can literally dream our way to our destiny.  Our dreams can change us, and the world around us.

Helen Keller observed that, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.”

Dreaming is simply envisioning the possibilities for the impossible to become possible.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and changed the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it you can do it.” He also believed that, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” 

Creative Eating For A Healthy Life

Creative Eating For A Healthy Life

With all of the health information available and various fads advocated, it can be easy to feel discouraged. But a journey to a healthier life does not have to be a hard, confusing one. There is hope to be found and joy to be experienced! 

We often seek the voice of the Lord about the major aspects of life: our purpose, calling, destiny, etc. But what if we were to ask the Holy Spirit what we should have for breakfast? He cares about every aspect of our lives, including the minute details of our day. He is excited to walk on this journey with you! 

Creating Hope in a World of Terror

Creating Hope in a World of Terror

As I heard about the tragic deaths of students and teachers in Florida, who lost their lives to a teenaged gunman, firing in yet another school on American soil, my heart was so grieved.  

My heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones and family members in tragic terrorist attacks.  

On the news, we see angry and distraught parents, students, educators, law enforcement, and politicians trying to make sense of gun control, safety in the classroom, and how our schools can be safe again.

Using GPS (God’s Positioning System) To Reach Your Creativity Destiny

Using GPS (God’s Positioning System) To Reach Your Creativity Destiny

When I was around five years old, I had an encounter with God on my front porch that set me on a journey towards my creative destiny.  

In that moment, I knew I would grow up to be a pastor and a teacher.

The voice I heard that day enabled me to embark on an adventure that I would have never considered before that day.

Hearing from God regarding your life purpose will be the most important factor in fulfilling your creative destiny.  

Knowing God’s call on your life is the foundation to build the framework of your life. 

The Confidence That Creates Miracles

The Confidence That Creates Miracles

We were in Africa and had just witnessed an entire church get healed of all kinds of diseases. It was like straight out of Acts. My eyeballs questioned the miracles I saw. Medically impossible things happening by the minute. When we were done that night I looked at my friend Rex Crain and said, "Wow, that was amazing!" 

He looked me straight in the eye and said, "Annette, you can do everything I can do. You have the same Jesus living inside you."