Add Something New to Your Creative Process

I’ve been working on telling an important story through video. The key interview has already been done, and now I’m piecing it together a few weeks later. The piecing together (called “editing”) is longer and more laborious than normal. It’s already taken me twice as long as it usually does. And when this happens, you […]

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Part Three – Why is Creating Art So Draining?

You’ve stumbled upon the final post in a three-part blog series, exploring the reasons why creating art (or anything, really) is so draining. Reason One has to do with tiny little decisions. Reason Two involves a word that I had to spell check before publishing – Endorphins. And the final reason creativity is so draining […]

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Part Two – Why is Creating Art So Draining?

This is the second part of a three-part blog series, exploring the physically and mentally draining side of creating art (or creating anything, for that matter). The first reason creating art is so draining is because there are so many tiny little stinkin’ decisions to make, all day every day. The second reason creativity is […]

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Part One – Why is Creating Art So Draining?

(This post was originally written for SundayMag) Emotionally sapped. Physically wiped. Excited. Disappointed. Energized. Quicker to anger. Slower to grace. A little depressed. A little relieved. I’m not sure what you feel like as you labor through an artistic or creative endeavor, but the phrases above describe me. It’s crazy, really. This wonderful and beautiful thing can […]

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What Churches Can Uniquely Offer on Christmas Eve

If you’re offering a Christmas Eve service for your community, I’ve got a quick thought as you finalize the planning.  People are stepping out of the crazy and the chaotic, finding a comfortable spot in your church building, and gasping for breath. I promise that the good people in your church are most definitely not […]

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Put Fear in the Trunk

My dad always told me that, in life’s biggest and smallest moments, we cannot possibly get rid of ALL fear. But we can put it in the trunk of the car, and take it along for the ride. This is a teaching moment, captured at the Echo 2013 Conference.

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