Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z Challenge: X

Theme: Creativity Toolbox
The Source of this Image
X = Xylem


Xylem: plant tissue consisting of thick walled cells that provide support and through which water and dissolved minerals are conducted to the various plant parts.

Years ago, my kids and I did an awesome science experiment with a stalk of celery and colored water. The xylem in the celery brought the colored water from the bottom of the stalk to the top. This experiement is pretty cool with carnations, daffodils and other plants too, but you can see the xylem in the celery stalk and watch the process take place over a few hours.

So what in the world do xylem have to do with writing and creativity?

I think we need to root ourselves in creativity, and let that creativity be conducted to the various parts of our lives.

However, I'm going to take a little step further because of something I truly believe, and know.

To truly be creative, I think we need to root ourselves in God, the Creator and Redeemer of our world. When we soak up creativity and life-giving goodness from our Creator, our souls are going to conduct all of that into every part of our lives.

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6,7).

Where have you planted your roots?

Creativity Challenge: Try a science experiment, or write about what conducts life to your system.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen, Tyrean! He is the true source of all our creativity.

StratPlayerCJF said...

Awesome post! I love how you took a word like "Xylem" and turned it into an inspirational post with a powerful message!

"...consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you." (Rom 11:18)

Tracy said...

Forever more...what a great X word. I'd heard of it but actually forgot that's what it is called!...I too believe we need to root ourselves in Him and once that process takes hold we are free to explor our branches...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Love this, Tyrean! I'm going to link to this in a future Friday Round-Up.

Susan :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Amen!

Chris - Thanks! And thanks for the great verse too!

Tracy - Thanks!

Susan - Wow! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully said. Thank you. Happy weekend, MoonWynd

Tyrean Martinson said...

moonwynd - Thanks!!! Happy Weekend!