Remember the Sabbath Day

With the fourth commandment, I was able to combine two of my art loves: illustration and handlettering. I’m somewhat happy with how the work turned out; I’ve realized I missed the “in peace” from the verse in Psalms. It bothers me since I believe it to be a critical word.

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On Excellence

On Excellence -- Write RightExcellence is a subject never far from my thoughts, but it’s a higher priority one at the moment due to the Gospel and Work seminar I attended on Saturday and the excellence module I’m studying in The Austin Stone Worship Foundations course. I’m still pondering what to say about the subject–I’ve written about it previously and need to figure out a new angle–but I won’t leave people bereft of anything. I’ll share some of the thoughts found in my REAP journal, as well as some handlettering.

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Your Great Name

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” – Exodus 20:7

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How to Kill Your Projects

How to Kill Your Projects -- Write RightWriters are familiar with killing their darlings. Entrepreneurs are, too, although they might use a different terminology. Regardless, everyone has to learn how to kill a project.

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Is It Important or is It Urgent?

 

Is It Important or is It Urgent? -- Write RightImportant: (adj.) marked by or indicative of significant worth or consequence: valuable in content or relationship

Urgent: (adj.) calling for immediate attention: pressing

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True Worship

This past week, we studied the second command to not create a carved image. The heart of this command is worship; if the first command is about worshipping the true God, the second is about worshipping the true God in a true way. Because of that, I turned to the story of the woman at the well. Jesus tells her that worshipers of God will worship in spirit and truth.Continue Reading

Learning to Say No (Again)

Learning to Say No (Again) -- Write RightI struggle to say no. Part of it’s a temptation to do “all the things”; the other is a crippling need for people’s approval. Whatever the root cause, it’s devastating. I wear out, often quickly. Work becomes drudgery instead of a delight. Friendships sour.

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This is My Soli Deo Gloria

This is My Soli Deo Gloria -- Write RightWhen I started publishing—first the journal, then the coloring book—I made a conscious decision: I would sign each work with my version of a Soli Deo Gloria. I wanted my life and the work of my hands to give praise to God and to acknowledge that I couldn’t and can’t do anything without him.

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The Only One

My church, The Austin Stone, has asked artists to share work inspired by its series on the Ten Commandments. I, of course, couldn’t resist taking part. For the next ten weeks or so, I’ll be sharing the results of my work here. Enjoy!Continue Reading

Write Right Escapes a Tower

Write Right Escapes a Tower