Capturing An Idea
By Kelly Benedict

What is an idea?

Charlotte Mason tells us that 'an idea is anything which captivates our minds and causes us to think.' Some people are filled to overflowing with ideas. For a moment, think as you imagine a child would. A child can take a simple stick and create a myriad of things with arrow, a toy gun, a wand with which to lead an orchestra, or even a stick for roasting marshmallows over a bonfire. Their minds abound endlessly with ideas.

As adults, some of us are overflowing with ideas that we can't seem to get down on paper fast enough. And some of us can take someone else's ideas and run with them with a speed of light.

God has blessed some people with creative juices flowing to the brim, while others may not be quite so creative, but can put into action what the other person's ideas are. That is the second step of an idea, isn't it? Putting into action the initial idea.

As Stephanie says in Charlotte Mason Made Easy, 'Ideas can be good or bad, they can reproduce, they can grow. They can have a powerful impact on people and change the way people behave.'

Ideas can be very influential for good in the right hands. Some of the greatest ideas in history have proven to be beneficial to us today. I'm thinking of wheel, planes, electricity, cars, the list of great ideas is never-ending.

Have you had a good idea today?


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About the Author

Stephanie Walmsley


Stephanie Walmsley


Wife, home-maker, mother of five, mother-in-law of three, grandmother of one, teacher, homeschooler, Christian.


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