Creativity: Expression vs Order

I had the joy of visiting Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, CA where numerous rare pieces of art are on exhibit. My personal preferences are in strong lines, use of color, and texture, of which Rembrandt’s sketches stood out for strong lines and Renoir’s impressionist paintings had me observing from various angles to catch the light’s response to […]

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Creativity: Inspired by a Solution

In our last post we began with a fundamental observation that we are all made to be creative while our differing gifts provide us individuality. In this article we’ll begin to identify what these gifts are and how we should be using them. As you think though your unique gifting, know that the foundation of creativity is […]

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Creativity: Discovering Individuality

Due to our ability to discern, solve problems, and express ourselves, we are all, to varying degrees, creative. I know that nature lovers could quickly point to the intricate web of a spider, or even the design-making ability of a pufferfish and say that they are creative; yet, while there is no doubt that numerous creatures […]

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Creativity: An Introduction

We’ll take a look at various facets of this beautiful, yet volatile trait with the hope of not only establishing a deeper understanding, but also developing a stronger ability to to tap into your unique creative talents in your future pursuits.

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This Day in History: “We Are the World” Released

Today, March 7, marks thirty-three years since “We Are the World” viewable here was released. As a youth I enjoyed singing along with the numerous vocal greats, and the powerful melody and lyrics have come to take on a deeper meaning to many.

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Purpose + Personal Strength + Passion = Destiny

Most everyone born in the later half of the 20th Century is familiar with the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design + 3 additional nominations), featuring the story of runner Eric Liddell. The Olympic gold medal recipient has influenced many following his days […]

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Achieving Your Best as a Creative Professional

I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In […]

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How to Live out Grace, A Personal Illustration

As I was getting ready to work at my home office this morning I noticed that my son left an English paper home, and I texted him about it. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from him noting a sense of desperation to figure out a way to at least get some credit for completing his […]

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Love on a Cold & Drafty Night

Winter was in full force, and the wind could be heard twisting itself between the nearby buildings. At times it whistled through the fire escape, somehow making the cold night feel even colder. The draft sent the Lady of the house to bed early, as she hoped to curl up under her covers, safe from the dropping household temperatures. In time, […]

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