Abigail Carroll | Discerning the Presence, Power and Peace of God, Episode 4

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Abigail Carroll

Poetry starts with submitting myself to beauty.” – Abigail Carroll

God is a creative artist who delights in our creativity. God is glorified when we enter into creativity with Him. Abigail Carroll, the author of three poetry collections and pastor of arts and spiritual formation joins Steve Macchia to share her life story of collaborating with God in creativity. In this episode, Abigail describes how writing poetry has enlivened her heart and moved her soul to focus on God, especially during times of grief. We are encouraged to create with the Spirit of God through writing poetry, journaling, and through other creative means.

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Steve Macchia (Podcast Host)
Founder and President of Leadership Transformations
Steve is the author of The Discerning Life,  Becoming a Healthy ChurchBroken and WholeCrafting a Rule of Life and several other titles. Steve has over 40 years in ministry and two postgraduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Abigail Carroll (Season 26 Guest)
Abigail Carroll is author of three poetry collections: Cup My Days like Water, Habitation of Wonder, and A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim. Her poems have been anthologized in How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope and Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. She serves as pastor of arts and spiritual formation at a church in Burlington, Vermont.

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