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How I Survived A Recent Bout of Depression

When I first considered writing this post, I hesitated for a bit. Would anyone really be interested in this topic? I mean, it’s not in my normal wheelhouse of creativity, productivity, or worship. But then I remembered that my previous post on depression had received a good deal of attention. A lot of people wrestle […]

How to Use Systems to Stay Motivated and Productive

Do you ever have trouble staying motivated and productive in your creative life? If so, you’re definitely not alone! My friend Cary recently sent me a question that expressed what many of us feel sometimes. He says: I have plenty of blog, podcast and video ideas floating around in my head. When I actually sit down […]

7 Little Lies Jealousy Whispers in Your Ear

Not too long ago, I was talking with a friend about the success his and his family were having. He had just received a promotion at work and a substantial bump in compensation. His wife had also gotten a new job and was making twice her former salary. Life was going really well for them. […]

I Was Rejected Last Week, and Here’s What I Learned

A few weeks ago I spoke to a friend about a creative opportunity. The specific opportunity doesn’t matter—it could have been a speaking gig, a publishing deal, or a freelance job. I thought I had a good shot at being accepted, but then my friend called me back. I was not going to be considered […]

5 Ways to Avoid Workplace Drama

Relationships are the glue that holds society together. No matter if you work for an organization, or if you are an entrepreneur or freelancer, you still have to deal with people. If we’re going to succeed in our families, work, and creative lives, we must know how to relate well with people. However, sometimes things […]

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

One of Aesop’s best-known fables is The Tortoise and the Hare. The hare challenges the tortoise to a race, confident he will win by a long shot. The race begins and the hare gets so far ahead of the tortoise that he takes a nap. When the hare wakes up, he finds that the tortoise kept […]

The Surprising Connection Between Art & Farming

These days I have a lot of conversations with people about writing. I’m in a writers’ mastermind group, many of my friends are writers, and I regularly talk with other people just getting started as writers. I’ve noticed something interesting the last few months. A lot of people are interested in the writing opportunities I […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world, and for good reason: it’s portable, easy to learn at a basic level, and can be played in a variety of styles. I have been teaching guitar for over twenty years. Despite the wide variety of students I’ve taught, they’ve all had one thing in […]

3 Simple Ways to Stand Out as a Creative Professional

Everyone is looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. This is especially true in creative fields, where there is a lot of competition in graphic design, editing and writing, music, photography, and other areas. It’s tempting to believe that the way to stand out is to produce work cheaper and faster than […]

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Students

This month, April 2017, marks the end of my thirteenth year as a Professor at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, Missouri. Over these years, I’ve taught hundreds of students and have spent countless hours teaching and advising them. When I started teaching, I thought I had all the answers. I had two Master’s degrees […]