So I have been reading this book by Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. The biggest take away is to stop hiding your creative process. This lines up with the decision that I made in the 2nd half of last year. I had gotten into analysis paralysis. I had begun to overthink everything. My inner critic was keeping me from starting. I had to do something different. I had to start making some changes and fast. So rather than figure out the best way. Or seek the perfect moment, I just started doing things.
So this is the fruit of one of those ideas. I decided that I wanted to hear some of the sermons that I have been reading read aloud. So that is what I did. I read Francis Grimké's sermon, "Christ's Program for the Saving of the World." This is very raw version of it. Even though it needs polish and my daughters walks in right in the middle of it. I thought I would put it out there as an exercise in showing my work.
Take a listen. Leave a comment. Let me know what you are talking yourself out of. Get started on something and don't forget to show Your Work.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. - Proverbs 13:12