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What is the Source of Your Creative Flow?

I love and long for being in a creative flow. 

On a good day of writing, I can get in a zone for hours immersed in my work, completely enjoying what is before me. It's a lovely state where distractions are distant and time disappears.

When I am in a creative flow, it is like scuba diving where I pop on my mask, zip up my wetsuit,...

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How Artists can Cultivate Faith over Fear

As an artist, is fear consuming all your spiritual, emotional and creative energy? Does fear have you sidelined instead of seeking everything your heart desires for creating your art with meaning and purpose? Maybe it's not outright fear you struggle with as an artist, but it's the familiar themes of worry, anxiety, and...

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Art & Abiding in the Vineyard

As you can imagine, I know a lot more about organic lemons and avocados than I do about running a vineyard. But as I was recently reminded, a vineyard can teach us a lot about the important practices of abiding, rest, and renewal.

For the first time in a long while, my wife Krista and I took off for a few days of vacation in the vineyards of...

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With God & One Another

I feel sorry for Tom Clark's poor neighbors. At this month's Gathering, I'm sure we broke at least ten sound ordinances for the city of San Juan Capistrano. Everyone was just LOUD! Meeting. Greeting. Laughing. Sharing. A crowd of fifty artists is going to be anything, but a quiet, solemn affair.

At the end of the evening, when our cluster of...

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