Called to Create?

I had the somewhat unique benefit of being affirmed in my creativity from an early age. Teachers and parents encouraged my apparent artistic ability. Such affirmation may be more common these days, but I know many Boomers and Gen X ers who didn’t get that, and decided somewhere in grade school that they weren’t creative because they weren’t artistic. But … Read More

Baby, You’re a Firework: 3 Ways You are Designed to Shine!

(By J. Scott McElroy, from Crosswalk.com) In another life, I produced a fireworks show called “SkyConcert” that was choreographed precisely to music and broadcast live on   TV and radio.  In 25 years of doing that event we were never rained out.  I asked the Lord once why this fireworks show was so important that he always held back the rain. … Read More

Resisting Your Calling Can Lead to Depression

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(Note: This article also appeared at RelevantMagazine.com ) Reading the book of Jonah recently, I suddenly had a new realization about this verse: “Meanwhile Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen into a deep sleep.”  (Jon. 1:5b) The verse always seemed odd; Jonah sound asleep on a lurching ship during … Read More

10 Lessons from Colombia’s Incredible Cultural Transformation

How Creativity Rescued a Nation The TV program 60 Minutes ran a segment last week that made my heart sing. It was the story an ad agency in the South American country of Colombia that used creativity to help end a 52-year-long war between the military and rebel guerilla fighters. The conflict had cost the country 220,000 lives, but now … Read More

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