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4 Reasons You Should Embrace New Challenges at Work

For the last ten years I have been a full-time professor at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, MO. Like most professors in most colleges, my job has been a mix of teaching classes and other duties such as chairing an academic division and coordinating bi-weekly Chapel services. Last year I was asked to take [...]

Are These 3 Fears Holding You Back?

I stood there, frozen in my tracks, for what seemed like an eternity. All I could do was stare at her. Hundreds of people sat in silence in the darkened gym, waiting for me to say something. The problem was that I had no words. The year was 1990, and I was 16 years old. I [...]

You Are An Artist (Yes, You)

You may not think of yourself as an artist. Most people don’t. However, I believe everyone is an artist. I believe you are an artist. The question is not whether you are an artist. Rather, the question is what kind of art you do. When most people think of the word “art” they assume it means [...]

It’s Only Art

If you’re an artist, it’s easy to wonder if what you do really matters in the vast scheme of things. With a few billion people in the world, does one person’s measly contribution really matter? Yes! It matters greatly. I know it’s a cliché, but art can change the world. True, not all art changes [...]

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Criticized

The sanctuary was dark except for the light streaming in from the hallway. I made my way to the front right pew and sat down, bewildered. I was in my mid-20’s and we had just finished a rehearsal for the Easter musical at the church where I was the worship leader. The rehearsal had not [...]

3 Ways to Move Past Your Fear

When I was a sophomore in high school I was cast in the lead role of Neil Simon’s Fools, our Spring play. This was my first lead role and I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. During the weeks of rehearsal, I worked hard to memorize the lines and bring the character of Leon Tolchinsky to [...]

25 Ways to Shake Up Your Routine (Or, What I Learned from Taco Bell Fire Sauce)

A few weeks ago I was working on a day-long project with several students. I decided to buy lunch for them at Taco Bell, the local fast-food favorite. My plan was to get a bunch of tacos, and before I left one of the students said, “Make sure to get a lot of Fire sauce [...]

Was Leonardo da Vinci a Loser?

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When we think of the giants in the fields of art and creative work (or any field, for that matter), it’s easy to assume they were successful all their lives. But one of the common threads in the tapestry of success is failure. That might seem contradictory, but in nearly every story of success there [...]

10 Life Lessons on My 40th Birthday

When I was a kid I would sometimes calculate how old I would be when the year 2000 hit. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be 26 years old! 40 years old seemed like a lifetime away. Yet here I am today, turning 40 years old. This has been a very reflective time [...]

Just Hit Publish

One day last winter I bundled up to remove the snow from our driveway. I couldn’t find my gloves, so I went looking for them in several containers of hats, scarves and gloves in a small closet. I was in a hurry and left the closet door open, and a mess on the floor. Later that [...]