Going Through Tough Times? Here’s Some Encouragement

During a recent doctor’s visit my friend Bunnie was given 9 months to live. Most people would be devastated, but Bunnie went home, put on her glitter eyebrows and rabbit face paint, and went to work. Bunnie is a professional clown. She delights in bringing joy to anyone she meets. The ominous diagnosis from the doctors (lung cancer, round two; … Read More

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

The Relentless Fight Against Distraction

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I’m constantly battling distraction. Back when I was writing Finding Divine Inspiration, before movie clips and GIFs where available on-line, I felt like God gave me a picture and phrase that became the motto of my writing process. It was from the scene in Star Wars where the rebel fighters are making runs to blow up the death star.  The … Read More

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

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(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

U2’s Prophetic Tendencies

When the “30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree” Tour was announced a while back, I was–to use a 1987 word–stoked. We never go overboard in paying for concert tickets–I’ve passed on pricey U2 shows before–but this one is special (they play the entire album through), and the family will be headed to Louisville on June 16th. I must admit, U2 … Read More

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