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: are the arts important to God?
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?
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?
As a Jesus-follower, I believe that God has a good plan for my life. Did you catch that? God has a plan. But how do I know what that plan is? How do I know what God is calling me to do on a daily basis?
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G. Richard Ryan (Dick to his friends) worked professionally for more than 30 years as an orchestral conductor and a music theatre producer/artistic director.
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