Hi, I’m Cathy Baker!

Welcome to our creative community!

Many times when a person hears the word “creativity” a pre-conceived image of what most consider to be truly creative pops up⎯a potter, a painter, a writer. But John Piper hits the re-set button with this definition:

Everyone is creative. Creativity is hardwired into our DNA by God himself. All of us were made to be creative people.” –John Piper

Some of the most creative people I know are young moms (like my two amazing daughter-in-laws) who create meals, and soft places for their family to land. They cultivate new ways of introducing Jesus to their children, neighbors, and friends, and family.


Creativity looks different for each of us.


Although a die-hard introvert, I love creating ideas and opportunities to love, encourage and inspire others. It’s why I gather with friends and enjoy one-on-one chats. It’s why I’m already dreaming and planning a ministry for women on our property, Lord willing.

And it’s why I blog. This is a community, a place where we share our life stories, ideas, and challenges along the way. You won’t find an expert here, but my hope is that you will find divinely inspired encouragement as we discover ways to cultivate creativity in our everyday lives for God’s ultimate glory.

If you like what you read here, I’d love for you to become a part of this community by subscribing in the right-hand sidebar on the home page. It’s a quick and oh-so-easy way to stay connected, with my bi-weekly post automatically landing in your inbox. You need never search again! You’ll also receive a monthly newsletter crammed with creative ideas and fresh encouragement. And did I mention a giveaway?

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When I’m not blogging, you can find me enjoying my family, and chugging coffee while I continue to write a series of devotional guides for vacations and holidays. The first two books in the series, “Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Beach” and “Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Mountains” are now available on Amazon.

Cathy Baker is an award-winning writer and author of Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Beach as well as Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Mountains. As a twenty-five year veteran Bible instructor, she’s led hundreds of studies and workshops. She’s also contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including Chicken Soup for the SoulThe Upper Room, and Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family. In addition, her poetry can be found in several popular anthologies. She and her husband, Brian, live in the foothills of the Carolinas with a beautiful view of Glassy Mountain.


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