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.
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?
A new month. The summer is over. Autumn may be beginning but this month is also a time for beginnings. In the UK, September is the start of the new academic year. New uniforms, new teachers, moving up age grades. New knowledge and skills being learnt. I decided to start a few new things out… Continue reading What’s New in September?
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 NIVUK In this recent technological era we can gain unparralleled access to the very best people in our field of interest. Most of them even do Masterclasses to teach you everything they have learnt on their journey. We are… Continue reading Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.
Hallelujah! Thank God ! Pray to him by name! Psalm 105:1 MSG Depending on which translation you are reading from the phrase here 'thank God' could be written as 'Praise God'. The Greek phrase hō·w·ḏū allows for both thank and praise. 'Thank God' seems easier to do in your everyday life - 'Praise God' conjures images… Continue reading Daily Verse – Psalm 105:1
Having expectations and an overall aim are widely believed to be useful for success. Some suggest that to be truly successful you have to break everything down into stages and specific blocks of thought and action. Many people do achieve what they set out to using this style of methodology. Sometimes, however, we are not… Continue reading Discard.
I have taken once again to writing my reflections upon a verse of the Bible each week day. As always I write what I most need to hear and do. I am conscious of more focus on individual words in this phase of writing than before. Then the whole verse was in consideration. Now it… Continue reading Creativity Update.
Studying martial arts from a young age taught me not underestimate the small person - for most of the time I was that small person. Lifestyle, tidying, de-cluttering guru, Marie Kondo is definitely one of those opponents you should be wary of. I was gentlemanly and didn’t look up her personal information but from watching… Continue reading I’ve Been Kondo’d!
A study, led by Harvard, claims that an average 'knowledge' worker works in a state of distraction for 47% of their time. Flip this around. By being more focused they could accomplish the same amount of work in half the time. Or potentially double their output. Just because we are 'creatives' it doesn't mean we… Continue reading What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?
“Sir,” the man replied, “leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig round it and fertilise it." - NIVUK Luke 13:8 Are there areas of your life that appear to not be bearing fruit? Have you decided to cut those areas out of your life or attend to them more carefully? Today's verse… Continue reading The Daily Verse – Luke 13:8