The Living Expression
I love John 1:1-3 because it's the connection between the Word Who spoke and created all things and the Word Who became flesh, came to earth, and was called Jesus.
The Passion Translation is a very powerful version of this Scripture:
"In the very beginning the Living Expression was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. They were together - face-to-face, in the very beginning. And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him!"