Is Becoming a “Master” Really Possible?

Is Becoming a “Master” Really Possible?

When I was a child, I used to think it was possible to know everything.  I just thought that someone just had to be “smart enough” to retain all the information that life had to offer – hearing Solomon referred to as “the wisest person who ever lived” certainly didn’t...

What I Wish I Could Say to Every Artist

What I Wish I Could Say to Every Artist

A lot of my life is spent sitting in coffee shops with artists and creative people. I get asked questions and sometimes I can answer in truth and love.   But not always.  Sometimes the truth hurts too much.  Honestly, I wish that I could tell every artist I meet a few...

Dealing With Rejection

Dealing With Rejection

“I’m sorry, but upon further consideration, your show with our gallery is canceled.” My eyes read it again, and the immediate unpleasant feelings of anger and rejection welled up like a dam about to burst.  Why? What has happened? What exactly does this mean for my...

Don’t Believe This One Lie About Your Creativity

Don’t Believe This One Lie About Your Creativity

I’ll just come right out with it. “It's all been done.” And no, I'm not referencing that delightful bit of pop-rock from the Barenaked Ladies back in 1998, though it definitely got stuck in my head while writing this. What I'm talking about is a classic excuse to not...

Getting the Orchestra Ready

Getting the Orchestra Ready

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to hear a major symphony, you know the power and impact it can have upon the emotions of an audience. With the rise and fall of dynamics, beauty comes from the masterpieces composed over the centuries. When I go to a symphony, it is...

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Not All “Why’s” Are Created Equal

The gurus all seem to agree on this... Whether it’s financial advisors, motivational speakers, leadership experts, or marketing consultants, the mantra is the same.  The single biggest contributing factor to success or failure in anything is (drumroll please). . ....

Called out of Darkness

Called out of Darkness

The Father of All Creation lives within each of us and longs to unlock the unique expression of the fruit and fragrance of His creative glory in every bloodline and family tree. Created as a Unique Blood Expression of the Father Just as there are countless numbers of...

Creativity Unleashed

Creativity Unleashed

The next generation will be fully released in the power of creativity. Creativity is not just about the art, but about the message behind it. Movies, television, music, magazines, computer screens, and billboards all scream at us, vying for our attention and our...

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Scripture Is Our Foundation

Scripture Is Our Foundation

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17 In 2017 we marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant...

The Power of Sight & Sound

The Power of Sight & Sound

Sound has the power to change everything. Imagine a scene from a movie where a woman is walking down a sidewalk. I’ll add some details to spice it up. It’s a fall afternoon and the wind is picking up, making the dead leaves swirl around her feet with every...

What Is a Christian Artist?

What Is a Christian Artist?

"Christian artist" is a loaded term. Some wear the label proudly, while others run in the opposite direction. When I made the choice to name this website, I did it with full knowledge of this issue. We need a healthy dialogue about what "Christian artist" actually...

5 Keys to Overcoming Envy

5 Keys to Overcoming Envy

Envy is something that everyone struggles with. We’re all on the same playing field, living in a fallen world on the journey of sanctification. This fact in and of itself should give you the confidence to face this challenge. Feeling like you’re the only one who...

Why Christian Artists Guild?

Why Christian Artists Guild?

For more than 15 years, I have had a desire in my heart to help Christian Artists of all disciplines step into the fullness of their destinies. That desire has taken several different forms over the years and has evolved as I have matured. I have language for things...

The True Value of Authenticity

The True Value of Authenticity

If you have spent any time at all around artists, especially Christian artists, you've invariably heard someone lament, "we need greater authenticity in our art." As a worship artist and songwriter, I have been hearing this common refrain for many years. In my...

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