My response to failure can too often be blame, guilt, and denial. You might reasonably wonder: does God blame me, too? Will He point fingers and try to guilt me into being better? Does He just look away and ignore my problems? Or does He respond in a different way? This article shares what I … Continue reading How Does God Respond to Failure?
Maybe you realize that your life is an upside-down pyramid. You feel more fear, anxiety, insecurity, and insecurity on a daily basis than peace, joy, and love. So how do you move from one side to the other? How does my life actually become a right-side-up pyramid? In order to fully answer those questions I've … Continue reading How Do I Move from Fear to Stability?
Arts programs are often the first ones to get cut when budgets are tight and artists are often not paid very well. Just by looking at the world, the arts don’t seem to be all that important. But are the arts important? And an even scarier question from my own spiritual journey: are the arts … Continue reading Are the Arts Important to God?
What am I supposed to do with my life? What kind of job should I have? Or how do I get this “dream job” I so desperately want? Questions like these can fill the minds of artists (and everyone else, too). Before we look at our calling later in this post, I’d like to ask … Continue reading What is My Artistic Calling?
What is your automatic, knee-jerk response to failure? Do you blame yourself for not being perfect? Do you try to deny what happened and hope nobody sees? Does a setback affect how you see yourself for the rest of the day (or even the rest of the week or month)? It may surprise you, but … Continue reading How Do I Respond to Failure?
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see someone who has a sense of peace about their life? Of course, everyone always has some problems, but despite these, do you feel that your life is going well? Do you have confidence about what might happen next? Or does your image … Continue reading Is There an Alternative to Insecurity and Fear?
It's not like I'm curing cancer... How could my paintings make the world a better place? Isn't it selfish to spend my life making music? My art isn't exactly in a "popular" genre... So how could it make a difference? My art IS in a "popular" genre... So how could it make a difference when … Continue reading Can MY Art Make a Difference?