Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Divine Reinforcement

I recommend the book "The Artist's Way" for all those who want to unleash the creative person God made them to be. On one of its pages the point is that once you give yourself permission to be creative, the universe will cooperate with you. This doesn't mean that everything will be easy but that if you step out in all seriousness, we will find divine reinforcement.

It happened to me twice today.

First I met a friend of mine who recently had his ministry ended abruptly two months ago. When he paged me to talk I expected him to be discouraged and wanting to dump some sadness. Instead I found a man who was exploring the creative experience of making framed 3D photos. He has started marketing them. Just talking with him pumped me up toward my own artistry. Check out his Youtube video at

Next, I was visiting some long-time Christian friends at my hospital where I serve as chaplain. As the visit ended, we had prayer. The wife made a point to ask God's blessing on my writing. We had not talked about my interest in writing for a long time. God is faithful to support what he kindles in us!

Until next time . . .

Monday, March 1, 2010

Write Back

I can tell how important a dream is when it won't go away. There are somethings that the busyness of life cannot kill. Postpone maybe, but if God wills and we live, we get back to it.

My writing is proving to be one of these. Maybe for you it is something else. I hope you have something like this burning away in your heart or soul or guts. Frederick Buechner said it this way: "The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." For me this is writing.

So I am announcing that this is something I won't let the thief (John 10:10a) steal, nor the undisciplined flesh or the shaming world keep from being birthed. This blog is hereby reactivated!

Whatever it is for you -- let it out! We need fewer consumers and more contributors. However, I could use a few more consumers -- check out my book "Wavelength" at Lulu.com or better yet send me a check for $18.00 (shipping included) and let the adventure continue!