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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?

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 […]

Is Sharing Your Art Worth the Risk?

Last week at church, one of our members handed me a packet. Inside was a lyric sheet and a recording of a song she wrote. She asked if I would listen to it and give her some feedback on the song. I could see she was nervous and had given a lot of thought to […]

10 Days That Will Change Your Life

What does it means to be successful? That’s a question addressed by countless books, conference, courses, and blogs. Despite all the resources and expert’s advice on success, you ultimately have to decide for yourself what it means to be successful. Success is first and foremost an inside job (but it doesn’t stay there). In this post […]

5 Reasons to Take More Risks

This past Sunday morning I spoke at a church and did something I have never done before: I tossed out the message I had prepared just a few minutes before I was to speak. It was an incredibly freeing experience. In my years of teaching and ministry, I have spoken in front of audiences countless […]

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

You may have heard of the new film God’s Not Dead. The plot revolves around a Christian student at a secular university who must prove the existence of God or risk being failed by his atheist philosophy professor. I haven’t seen the film, but our church youth group saw it last weekend and it seemed […]