8 Lies You Must Stop Believing

Part of the resistance that we face when we sit down to try and create comes from the voices that tell us all the reasons why we can’t create. The pressure to “be creative” often derails us from creating. We have to confront these voices to disqualify them. A few of the voices that often…

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What Can They Do For Me?

“Our job is to tend to our growth as people, our grace and integrity and humility.” – Marianne Willamson Leaders can be tempted to drift into a trap of asking the question “What Can He/She Do For Me?” Honestly, nothing. Not a single thing. Sure, they contribute, they will do what they are asked, they…

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Are you making art, history, or just noise?

“Every Day is a Chance to Create Art & History”. Sunday does not happen on Sunday, it happens Monday through Saturday. We create and work every day for the chance to share our art on Sunday. A chance to help communicate a loving, caring, grace filled God with a hurting world. Not for arts sake…for…

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Trust God & Give It All You Got!

Momentum if a funny thing. It is never neutral. We are either progressing or regressing. So every morning, when we get out of bed, we have choices to make that are going to point us in a direction. Andy Stanley calls it the “principle of the of pathway” and what it means is that whatever…

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Are You Making Rookie Mistakes?

  Remember the first day on the job? You arrived early, butterflies running sprints in your belly, excitement in the air, and the belief that anything is possible. Being a rookie is not only awesome, it’s filled with potentially disastrous land mines. If only there was a manual for how to navigate the “new” parts…

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How Do You Handle Criticism?

  Art is not as easy as data. Data is cold, lifeless, and not emotional. 
When criticism is aimed at data very quickly the truth is identified, evaluated, and then we move forward. But art is connected to its creator…the artist. 
When we create art a small little piece of ourselves is connected to our…

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4 Lessons Creative People Can Learn From Coach K

I have found that there are two types of artists: artists who are frustrated athletes and artists who have no athletic inkling in their DNA. It’s like the Hattfields and the McCoys – very little gray area. Regardless of which camp you call home,  the accomplishments of Coach Mike Krzyzewski are respectable. Last night “Coach…

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The 10 Commandments Of Creativity

We all know the importance of the ten commandments – the golden rule for how we’re supposed to live our lives. But what about a golden rule for our creativity? My friend and Blogger Andrew Zahn developed a less sanctimonious list than Moses, but it’s a list that can be adapted to our creative lives. Here’s the…

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