THE MERITS OF MIND WANDERING

Have you ever thought about what magical power you would like to have if that was possible? One of the magical powers I have dreamed about is being able to freeze the world, while I either go on working or take a nap without getting farther behind. I realize there are more noble magical powers … Read more

THE POWER OF INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” –Hebrews 10:24-25 As a creative, I have an endless capacity for relating with others … Read more

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WOOHOO 2023 here we come. This is where if this was a video fireworks would be going off and cascading down, while the popping of champagne corks and the clinking of crystal flutes could be heard in the background. I am all for celebrating benchmarks, but emotionally I am not sure … Read more

Nuance S1E6: FINDING YOUR VOICE AT WORK

We all have things that we regret in life. The ones that haunt me usually relate to remaining silent. These sting because there has been definitive proof on the backside that my voice would have mattered…uggghhhh. I hate this feeling. Have you ever not spoken up, and in hindsight wished you had? In this final … Read more

Nuance S1E4: EMOTIONS AND PRINCIPLES

Today our podcast, Nuance, is taking a different approach by hearing from mental health counselor, Andy Blanchard. Are you an emotionally healthy worker? How does your emotional state help or hinder your witness for Christ? Episode 4 drops today and highlights the value of our interior life. Part of nurturing our interior life is to … Read more

Nuance S1E2: ONE FAITH, ONE LORD, BUT SO MANY VIEWS

Christian citizenship for the Evangelical church and believers has evolved and matured(for the good) especially in recent decades, but this doesn’t make it any easier to liveout faithfully. Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is widely regarded as an expert in Christian politicalthought, which includes political philosophy and various Christian traditions (especiallyReformed, Catholic, and Evangelical.) While we need … Read more

Nuance S1E1: AFTER THE BENEDICTION

Today, The Collaborative is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Nuance, Being Faithful in the Public Square. Beyond the walls of the church, is where putting our faith into practice can be a struggle. Lately, it feels like Christians are losing this tug-of-war, but we as Christ’s followers have hope even when … Read more

Fall is Coming

We are back from our July break or screen sabbatical! While there is no break from the steamy August heat, soon our roads will be filled with school buses, our Fall schedules will begin, and our summer will come to an end. The onset of Fall can have that new beginning feeling as we re-engage … Read more

Astonishing Numbers

There are times when lists are more impactful than even the most eloquent narrative. This is probably why lists as blog content are popular…you know, things like Top 5 Ways to Be More Efficient, 10 Ways to Improve Your Overall Health, Top 10 Universities of the Year, etc. I am not sure what the best title for this week’s blog post is, but “Astonishing Numbers” may be the most descriptive and it too falls into that category of lists.