Ignore the noise. The first thing to do is work out what your 'noise' is. So what is the 'noise'? The 'noise' maybe different for each one of us. To be the most creative you can be, you might need silence. I need music. My first completed novel was written to an Ellie Goulding album… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – Ignore the Noise.
I think being creative is often the easiest part. Generally, I have no shortage of ideas and inspiration, whether it is writing or art. The problem comes in that they are often like a shoal of fish and I am in the middle of them. Even sharks find grabbing hold of just one of those… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – Lots of Fish but only One Shark.
Yesterday was the last day of September. It has passed quickly. There is more darkness and the rains have returned. The end of a month is like walking through a doorway. Your back is to where you have come from and there is quickly a barrier between you and it. You are now in a… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – The October Country.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13 NIVUK If we were in a classroom and I asked for a show of hands of who considered themselves wise and knowledgable, I am not sure how many… Continue reading Daily Verse – Good Life and Deeds.
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIVUK It is common for us to see ourselves in isolation. As our work environments have been forced mostly into solitary affairs due to the Pandemic, and the suspension for long periods of… Continue reading Daily Verse – Will, Act, Good!
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Psalms 34:19 We used to have to deal with postage and packing. Now it is mostly subscriptions and delivery. There were, and can be, problems with both systems. Most of the time it isn't our fault. In today's Psalm we… Continue reading Daily Verse – Trouble and Delivery.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIVUK Action and Timing. The secret sauce for many things. Our society definitely has an action-based mantra. Production is easier in many respects than it has ever been, even within the creative sector. Keep striving and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Under to be Up!
It is a common catchphrase - which came first, the chicken or the egg? - which appears to have a simple answer, either way, until you come to justify it. Apparently, it was Plutarch which first posed the question in the 1st Century AD, addressing the problems of origin and first cause. Aristotle, writing four… Continue reading The ‘Chicken and the Egg’ Guide for Creatives?
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NIVUK Short. Simple. Overcome - niko - the only occurence of this word is here and it means to not be conquered or prevailed against. We are not to be conquered by kakos - anything bad or harmful. This could be an… Continue reading Daily Verse – Overcome.