Tag Archives: Creativity

Vocation, Value and Virtue: Three Ingredients of Meaningful Work

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“I want to do something meaningful with my life.” Have you said this?  I’ve said it, and I’ve  heard it from many others.  What, then, is meaningful work? The specific answer to that question is different for each person, but I’d like … Continue reading

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Sparking and Sustaining Creativity

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Is creativity a flash of brilliance or a sustained effort toward originality?  Perhaps it is both. Saturday’s Wall Street Journal article, “Think Inside the Box,”  challenges prevailing ideas about the creative process.  Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg, authors of Inside the Box: … Continue reading

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Deja View

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Hollywood has trained us to anticipate summers full of  action movies, goofy (raunchy?) comedies, and a few predictable romantic comedies.  I’ll no doubt cooperate by seeing several movies over the summer.  I’ve probably seen some of them before. 2 Much? “There’s a lot of No. … Continue reading

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I was going to write a blog post, but…

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I was going to write a blog post, but… Both of our sons unexpectedly showed up on Friday night.  Saturday morning, therefore, was happily spent around the kitchen table while Dan sautéed bacon, onions and vegetables for the frittata that would be our brunch.  Yum. … Continue reading

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Life: Solving a Puzzle or Creating a Masterpiece?

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The future lies before me in the form of puzzle pieces. Goals.  Skills.  Passion.  Experience.  Gifting.  Opportunities.  Dreams.  Resources. Faith.  Kingdom of God.  Power.  Following Jesus.  Hope. Family.  Finances.  Commitments.  Constraints.  Perceptions. Markets.  Ideas.  Service.  Potential.  World.  Needs. Fear.  Oops.  Toss that piece off … Continue reading

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My New Approach to Personal Growth Inspired by a Two-Year-Old

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I’m still pondering the pursuit and practice of balance during this first week in January.  Spiritual equilibrium was the subject of my last post, but the management of input and output in pursuit of growth extends to our personal, emotional and creative lives as … Continue reading

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The Source of Creativity

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Would you like to be more creative?  When I contemplate creativity I think of people like Mozart and Michelangelo, creative geniuses from whom beauty and artistry seemed to spill out.  Today I marvel at the creativity of authors like J.K. Rowling or … Continue reading

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