The Spark

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by

May we always remember that thing that first sparked our passion and set us on our journey… In victories or in valleys may it hold us steady–humble yet strong in resolve–reminding us of who we are and why we do what we do!     If you find yourself wavering, ask yourself these questions: Why

Wonder

Friday, 07 November 2014 by

Since we’ve been talking about Less Worry. More Wonder. this week, it seems like a great time to share “Wonder” by Amanda Cook and Bethel Music. The first time I heard this song, I fell in love with it. It is a beautiful song with a message that is so simple yet so profound.  

Practicing “Wonderstruck”

Thursday, 06 November 2014 by

Practicing “wonderstruck” can be easier said than done. I wrote yesterday’s blog post on a walk home from work early one morning in September. It is such a distinct memory.  I was walking along the street, thinking and praying to myself, when the idea came. I paused at the corner of 10th St. SE and

Less Worry. More Wonder.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 by

Worry is a waste. Worry adds nothing to our lives (other than high blood pressure). The problem is, worry is an easy place to wander into. Our brains are wonderfully complex and capable of processing and interpreting so much data.  So when we don’t understand something or things don’t go as expected it’s easy to

Hello Cupcake!

Monday, 03 November 2014 by

  Each year on this day, I try to have a little date with a cupcake. I figure a birthday is a good excuse to enjoy a little “Hello Cupcake” moment without regret or hesitation (#win)! But more than that, it’s a chance to say, “Hello New Year!” It’s also a chance to pause and

Am I Creative?

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever watched someone who is like a modern day Monet or Michelangelo and wondered to yourself…”If that’s creative…how can I be creative?” When we talk about creativity we often think of artistic creativity. Which means that if we don’t possess the traditional, artistic creative gifts, it

Don’t Stop Believing

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 by

Don’t Stop Believin This is the title to a catchy Journey song, repopularized for a new generation by the cast of Glee. But beyond being the title to an awesome 80s power ballad, ‘don’t stop believing’ is something that we need to learn to say and live.   Having faith isn’t a one time thing.   It’s

Believe

Monday, 20 October 2014 by

Sometime what we see in our circumstances looks like impossible/difficult/scary/bad… But what matters more than what we see in our circumstances is what we believe about our circumstances…   In Matthew 17:20 Jesus encourage us in this saying: “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you

It’s not difficult

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 by

Being more creative is not a mystery, and it’s not difficult. It is work. It is a choice. It is a discipline. But it’s not difficult. ~Rich Langton   Wow, I absolutely love/hate this quote by Rich Langton. It is so challenging to me!   It can be really easy to make excuses for why we

The Wholehearted Creative (Part 2)

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 by

In my own journey toward becoming a ‘wholehearted creative,’ I started by changing one thing. I stopped focusing on the how and started focusing on the why/for whom. To live wholehearted and to create wholeheartedly, I decided to stop looking at “being disciplined about my craft” as a thing to do on a checklist. I,

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