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Planning a Trip to the Zoo This Summer?

  Posted by Cheryl under Creation Inspirations Book, Misc
  May 28th, 2011

Anyone who knows me knows I really love zoos. I can honestly say visiting them energizes me. The ones that have habitats or experiences are my favorite. Feeling like I’m in a tropical rain forest or the arctic or the desert, even if it’s just for a few minutes, almost always puts me in a state of wonder and joy.Zoophoto © 2005 Will Lord | more info (via: Wylio)

Creation Inspirations was partially born out of that continual sense of marveling at what our Creator God did and continues to do every day. A zoo lets you experience everything from the fine, fine detail of a bird wing or tiny tree frog, to the grand size of an elephant or rhino all in one place.  How can that not be awe-inspiring?

Okay, yes, sometimes it’s too hot, or rainy or your feet are tired or someone is bored so your zoo visit might not be as wonderful as you’d like it to be.  But if you at least go into it with an expectant attitude, that you will be blown away by Creator God, hopefully at least part of the adventure will life both your heart and spirit and draw you together in faith.

To increase your chances of having an inspired trip, I also recommend taking along my book for the car ride, or using it after your return home. Many common zoo animals are featured allowing you to extend your adventure a little longer in addition to filling up some of that summer free time.  You can purchase it on my shop page, or via your favorite online retailer.

I’d also love to hear about your zoo trip so please come back and comment below!

Be Inspired!
Cheryl Pickett


  Posted by Cheryl under Creation Inspirations Book
  March 29th, 2010

If you happen to be visiting someplace warm and tropical for spring break, or if you”re lucky enough to live in such a location, you likely have a Creation Inspiration right outside your front door every day-the palm tree.

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the day we reflect on Christ”s ride into Jerusalem, and how he was greeted with cheers speelautomaten and anticipation. Later in the week, things were different of course, but imagine what it must have been like to have been on that street that day waving a palm branch, welcoming God himself (even if you didn”t understand that”s what was going on).

The next time you see a palm tree, whether you”re driving along an ocean front highway or maybe gazing out your hotel room, take a moment to remember Holy Week and God”s amazing love & grace.

John 12:13 (NIV) They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!”

Be Inspired!

Cheryl Pickett

There’s still a little time

  Posted by Cheryl under Creation Inspirations Book
  December 7th, 2009

Considering getting a book or sending a book to someone for Christmas? The good news is there’s still time! The bad news is the deadline is the end of this week to be safe (unless you want to pay for priority or overnight).

Creation Inspirations makes a great gift for kids, for that family you’ve been sharing your faith with, or your favorite homeschooling group/family.

I’m still working on getting at least one book into all 50 states ASAP. Let me know if you order and you’re sending it/taking it somewhere other than your own address!

Be Inspired!

Cheryl Pickett

P.S. Visit the What Are Creation Inspirations?  page and scroll down to the bottom  to see the most recent book review

Count down

  Posted by Cheryl under Creation Inspirations Book
  September 9th, 2009

I cannot believe how quickly the summer went by! It seems like the book was just in editing a short time ago and now it’s already time to announce that the count down to launch has begun!

Creation Inspirations: A New View of the World Around You will officially launch on Sunday, September 20th 2009! I am honored and blessed that my home congregation, Shepherd’s Gate Lutheran in Shelby Twp has allowed me to host a celebration event that morning after services. I’m truly looking forward to sharing the book and praising God for it with my family, church family, and friends.

For those of you who are not nearby, I would be honored if you would pray that day for God to use this project for His glory and to give me all that I need to do His will. You are also welcome to order the book and celebrate virtually! If you do and you order from this site, I’d be happy to send a signed copy, just email me or comment and let me know.

Can’t wait to share what happens with you.

Be Inspired!
Cheryl Pickett

Wow, that was fast!

  Posted by Cheryl under Creation Inspirations Book
  August 14th, 2009

The UPS guy stopped yesterday and until I looked at the return address, I couldn’t figure out what it could be. It was my book proof already!

I figured it would take at least a week (which would have been today) and actually a little longer. Nice surprise!

As far as how it looks, it’s pretty cool! Couple of boo-boos but nothing we can’t fix in another run.

Next step, confirm some launch details 🙂

Be Inspired,

Cheryl Pickett