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3 Simple Ways to Stand Out as a Creative Professional

Everyone is looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. This is especially true in creative fields, where there is a lot of competition in graphic design, editing and writing, music, photography, and other areas. It’s tempting to believe that the way to stand out is to produce work cheaper and faster than […]

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Students

This month, April 2017, marks the end of my thirteenth year as a Professor at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, Missouri. Over these years, I’ve taught hundreds of students and have spent countless hours teaching and advising them. When I started teaching, I thought I had all the answers. I had two Master’s degrees […]

The Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Kids

When you think about what you want your kids to accomplish, what comes to mind? Many of us would say we want them to do their homework, get to bed on time, and get along with their siblings or friends. It’s hard to think long-term when living with your kids seems to present challenges every […]

10 Simple Ways to Be More Creative

Creativity is a vital element of success today. Without creative thinking, we have no hope of growing as individuals or leading our organizations and businesses to greater success. Creativity isn’t just about painting, music, dance, or other forms of art. Creativity is about being a person who is growing and learning in order to lead […]

Case Study: How I Chose My Next Book Project

In the previous post, I outlined four questions you can use to help decide which creative projects to pursue. These questions are filters to keep you focused on the right projects. They will also help you avoid the ones that are dead ends. In this post, I’ll walk through a case study describing how I […]

How to Choose Your Next Creative Project

As a creative person, there are times when you hit a roadblock. You feel paralyzed, unable to make a decision about what project to do next. You may have lots of ideas, but you’re afraid to commit to anything because you don’t want to make the wrong decision. My friend Mark Revisky sent in a […]

Book Review: ‘The Successful Author Mindset’ is a Shot of Adrenaline for the Writer’s Soul

Have you ever read a book and felt like the author was reading your mind? That’s exactly what happened when I read The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer’s Journey, Joanna Penn’s latest book for writers. She gets to the heart of the matter, right there on page one: Even if there’s […]

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Hates Their Church’s Music

This is a follow-up post to the series “Whatever Happened to Singing in the Church?” You can check out the previous posts below. Part 1: Foundations Part 2: Cultural Factors Part 3: Environmental Factors Part 4: Leadership Factors Part 5: Musical Factors In the previous posts, I shared several factors that can hinder people from […]

Whatever Happened to Singing in Church? Part 5: Musical Factors

Note: This is the fifth and final post in a 5-part series examining the important but rarely-discussed question of why people don’t sing as much in church anymore. You can check out the previous posts below. Part 1: Foundations Part 2: Cultural Factors Part 3: Environmental Factors Part 4: Leadership Factors In the first four […]

Whatever Happened to Singing in Church? Part 4: Leadership Factors

This is the fourth post in a 5-part series examining the important but rarely-discussed question of why people don’t sing as much in church anymore. You can check out the previous posts below. Part 1: Foundations Part 2: Cultural Factors Part 3: Environmental Factors In the first three posts, I shared reasons why singing is […]