What’s New in September?

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?

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 – Psalm 105:1

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

Daily Verse – Matthew 7:24

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 NIV There are two principle teachings of Jesus about 'hearing' his/the word - the sower and the seed and this contrast between two builders. Everyone who hears -… Continue reading Daily Verse – Matthew 7:24

Busy = Lose + Heart.

In Japanese writing the character for 'busy' includes the characters for 'lose' and 'heart'. To be busy is literally to lose heart. In western society busy has come to mean working hard, becoming successful, going places. Busy also means stressed, rushed, no time to think. For creative people 'busy' can still mean working in our… Continue reading Busy = Lose + Heart.

Words Fail Me.

I've been trying to write an update of where I currently am creatively for over a week. Literally, the words have failed me. I've struggled to even write a handful of words. I've reflected upon the reasons for my sudden wordly-mutism. The closest reason I can come to is that it is like having another… Continue reading Words Fail Me.

500 Word Challenge – The Old Man.

A month or so back, I began the 500 Word Challenge. This was a writing challenge to myself to write for approximately 15-20 minutes, about whatever was in my head at the time. Sometimes the result was fiction. Sometimes it wasn't. Sometimes it took longer. Sometimes it wasn't just 500 words. It turns out there… Continue reading 500 Word Challenge – The Old Man.

Creativity Update.

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.

Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2

Last week I shared some takeaways from the first session of Chase Jarvis' Creative Calling Bookclub - if you missed it then click here! Week 2 was about focusing on the I. I - Imagine what you wantD - Design a system to do itE - execute the planA - Amplify So Imagine what you… Continue reading Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2

Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1

You know who Chase Jarvis is right? You've heard of CreativeLive? No? Then hit the links before reading any further. It's okay. I'll wait for you. Sorted? Great! Now we all are familiar with Chase and his amazing team in CreativeLive, then let's get into his book Creative Calling. This book is his blueprint and… Continue reading Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1