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Chapter Four: The Artisan Soul

October 20, 2018

Chapter four dives into the risk we take when we step out as artisans.  Erwin says “the reason most of us never go from dreaming to creating is an uncomfortable middle space called risk.”  When God created us and gave us the chance to choose Him or turn away, that was the greatest risk of all. Some risks have been easier for me to take while others have…

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Chapter Three: The Artisan Soul

October 11, 2018

At first when I read Erwin’s statement “truth is not nearly as powerful as interpretation,” I didn’t know what to think.  For some reason, this rubbed me the wrong way.  How on earth could interpretation be more powerful than truth?  Truth is what guides our lives.  Jesus told us that he is the way, the truth, and the life.  This guy must not have read the Bible correctly.…

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Chapter Two: The Artisan Soul

September 20, 2018

One of the key things I learned from reading this chapter was, “People only become slaves when they have lost their dreams.” This hit home. Like many of us, I am a dreamer. Coming from a small Kansas town, I saw many people who also had big dreams to move away and start this career or pursue that dream. Sadly, most of them were convinced, or convinced themselves,…

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Chapter One: The Artisan Soul

September 7, 2018

I have identified as a creative person for most of my life.  It’s hard for me to empathize with people who say they aren’t creative.  Erwin McManus, the author of The Artisan Soul, agrees.  He says “We see ourselves as created beings, so we choose to survive.  When we see ourselves as creative beings, we must instead create.”  I love that.  I’ve never seen myself as a create who is…