Archive for January 8, 2019

I just updated the booking pages of my web site. I moved the 2018 schedule to my past speaking engagements page. I have now gone over 250 speaking engagements in 18 states since I started keeping records in 2012. I continue to be amazed at how many places I have been, how many lifelong friends I have made and how incredibly blessed I am to be allowed to do what I do. To God be the glory.

So if you’re one of the people that has had me in, Thank you. If you have yet to have me in, I’d love to come and do what I do for you. I am so grateful for this calling on my life and I am especially grateful to all the people who trust me to stand before their congregations.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Looking forward to more ministry in 2019 and beyond. How can I serve you?

This year, I am going to post creative challenges from God’s Word, the idea is simple, read the passage and create something based on it.

Since we’re looking at opportunities,,,

Ephesians 5:15-16

How can you make the most of your opportunities.

Talent is great. Gifting is awesome. And they’re useless…

I know that gives you a question, then what is the point of this exercise.

Okay they’re not really useless, and that was a little bit of hyperbole, but here’s the point if you don’t use it, it is literally useless. Talent and gifting are important, but there is no substitute for doing the work. I know this seems obvious, but so many people talk about all they’d like to do, all they think they can do, but that’s as far as it goes.

There’s an old truism in the music world. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” And the answer, “practice, practice, practice.” In any creative discipline the same rules apply. There is no substitute for hard work.

So create, create, create. Seek out opportunities, and if no one will give you one, make your own. Think about what you would love to do and start working to that end. Be your own client. Look around your neighborhood and see who could use what you do, and create as if they were  your client. Build a portfolio, make samples, post your work to the net. Join online groups, find a mentor, whatever it takes, do the work.

Assignment: Find something to do, and do it to the best of your ability.