Things i write

Kitchen Refresh

When we put the offer in on our new house, we did it knowing full well that the first thing we would have to do if we bought this house was refresh the kitchen. Truth be told, we were actually excited about the opportunity to take a kitchen like this and give it a...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

Ecclisastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." I love that verse because it's speaks so clearly to creativity and making art. I once had a college professor tell me "The art of Creativity is the...

Beautiful Storytelling

Wow... this is storytelling at it's finest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9_BKHzgV6c Bravo, Starbucks for making this move and telling the story of these folks in such a powerful way. I learned a LOT as a storyteller in these 5 minutes.

Breaking Through

Have you ever been in a brainstorming session and just feel like you've run head on into a solid brick wall? I know I have. In fact, it seems to happen quite frequently. For me and my team, the typical brainstorm session looks like this: 1st 10 minutes - LOTS OF GOOD...

The Creation Story

Last weekend at CCV, we kicked off Week 1 of The Story. The Story is a book created by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee that is basically an adapted version of the NIV Bible Translation, written in novel form.  For the next 30-ish weeks, our entire church will be going...

Artistic Wins

Artists need some sense of affirmation to continue making art, otherwise discouragement settles in and they are tempted to give up. I'm an artist, I'm married to an artist and have several very close friends who are also artists.  I feel like I know the artisan spirit...

Hustle & Hard Work

Did you ever play little league baseball?  I did, and I there are two words that are seared my my memory from days as a little leaguer: "Hustle Up!" I don't remember my coach's name, or what he looked like; but I do remember him constantly yelling that phrase at every...

Mikela’s Story

Most anyone who reads this blog knows that I am married to the_most_amazing woman! Mikela is truly a saint in every way. She's a stay-at-home mom to our 3 kids and also works part-time at Trader Joes, all while trying to conquer the world of Children's Book...

Red Letters

We just kicked off our Summer series at CCV, entitled: Red Letters.  This is a 9-week series that will walk through parables of Jesus.  When we began to brainstorm ideas for this series we talked about several different ideas. We landed on the a "vintage typewriter"...

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