Friday, January 28, 2011

Sketching in Galveston

Spent a couple of days in the beautiful city of Galveston, Texas this week. I found a few moments between workshop sessions to go outside and sketch a scene from the Moody Gardens. Sketching is a wonderful creative release for me. What's the creative thing that you do?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Six Months in Colorado and thoughts on Unstringing the Bow

My wife and I just passed the six month mark in our move to Colorado. Sandee reflected on this mile marker on her blog the other day. I thought what she had to say was excellent and described our journey very well. Click here to read her post.

Mike Rohde, a designer, was very honest about the busyness in his life and how he is confronting it in a recent post on his website. I think you will appreciate and be encouraged by his remarks. Click here to read Mike's story about his "Crazy Good Year".

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quick Sunday Sketch

We went to "First-Pres" for church this morning. The Pastor surprised everyone and used an empty casket to illustrate his message from Ephesians 2:1-10 titled, "Dead Man Walking". It was a very good challenge.  
I enjoyed sketching this scene and trying the capture the size of this auditorium. The stain glass windows and high ceiling made me miss my Basel Cathedral. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pacing One's Self

Do you recall the time when Jesus overturned the money-changer’s tables in the Temple? (Mark 11:15-18) That was one stressful situation and it would have taken some serious courage and a large dose of adrenalin to accomplish. It would have been extremely draining, but it had to be done. Here’s my question: why that day? Certainly the day that Jesus overturned the tables was not the first time he saw those tables. So, why didn’t he act sooner? I don’t know for sure, but for some reason, he waited for the right day. Jesus somehow knew how to pace himself for the battles he would face and so he did not take on each battle in his first week of service. As a leader I have to ask myself am I willing and able to look for the Father’s timing to tackle the stressful leadership issues that I face? I’m not advocating procrastination, rather I am advocating common sense pacing and listening for orders from above. 
These thoughts were taken from my "Unstringing The Bow Story - the long version". To read more click here