Saturday, January 29, 2011

on: authority

Excerpt from Donald Miller's blog post: "A Creator Must Believe He Has the Authority to Create"

"And this is how it is with stepping into the role of a creator. Made in the image of God, able to speak something into nothing, able to create solutions to the world's problems, we stammer about in disbelief, waiting for someone else to take responsibility for our lives and for the lives we have been given to care for. We are all creators, but too many reject the God-given to create and instead become consumers, hiding in the safety of some government, some corporation, some self-help philosophy to take care of us. And so why should we be surprised when we turn around and somebody is sitting in our chair, dictating how our marriage will go, how our career will go, whether or not we will have peace with our neighbors? We shouldn't be surprised. We handed them our authority.

Until we believe we are creators, nothing will change save what some other creator changes for us. We are their servants, the consumers of whatever fate is dictated to us by the bold, be it good or bad."

Creators...'able to create solutions to the world's problems'... We're all artists, folks.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Music for your Wednesday

The cutest damn cover you've ever seen of one of my favorite songs, via Max Wanger.