Daily Verse – Gather Together.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’ Matthew 18:20 NIVUK Gather - sunagó - to convene, to come together in a hospital way. With them - in the midst (alt.trans) - mesos - middle, amongst, between. In this verse Jesus is giving us an assurance that no matter… Continue reading Daily Verse – Gather Together.

From the Desk, Remix! – Culture Former or Culture Formed?

Culture former or culture formed? As individuals, and especially as creatives, we are a part of the prevailing culture. But I was struck by a question today of how much we have been formed by the culture we are in? Another way we could look at this is by reframing the question - culture consumer… Continue reading From the Desk, Remix! – Culture Former or Culture Formed?

From the Desk Remix! – Ignore the Noise.

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.

Daily Verse – Father, Potter, Handiwork.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 NIVUK This verse reminds the original hearer's of Isaiah's prophetic words of their origin stories. The Lord - God - is our father - ab - principal or chief. It was… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father, Potter, Handiwork.

From the Desk Remix! – Bach and Creativity.

Earlier this evening I was watching an online concert (if the link becomes available I will post it!) focusing on J.S. Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach has been one of my musical/creative heroes ever since I bought a cassette tape (you may have to search-engine that, depending on your age!) of his Concertos for Two Harpsichords.… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – Bach and Creativity.

From the Desk Remix! – 4 Billion Bits!

The weather summary for today - It rained. It stopped raining. It rained. It stopped raining. It rained . . . Our brains like to sift things into easy categories. It makes sense. It is like a type of short hand. Have you tried to write down notes on a webinar, zoom meeting, or at… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – 4 Billion Bits!

Daily Verse – Under to be Up!

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!

The ‘Chicken and the Egg’ Guide for Creatives?

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?

Daily Verse – Struggle.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIVUK In this verse the Apostle Paul is teaching, and reminding, believers that our world and lives are more… Continue reading Daily Verse – Struggle.

Daily Verse – Nothing Returns Empty.

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 NIVUK The word of the Lord never returns empty. I've always thought of this verse and the return of the doves… Continue reading Daily Verse – Nothing Returns Empty.