I Love My Job
Three Characteristics of a Creator
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Steve Taylor heard I was writing about creativity and sent me an e-mail with some advice he’d received. The advice was simple: 1. A creator loves what they do. 2. A creator knows how to do what they do. 3. A creator does what they do. You’re probably thinking “duh” right? But when I apply […]

A Creator Makes Progress Through Rest
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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The classical violinist Stephen Nachmanovitch, in his book Free Play says that Perhaps the most radical sociopolitical invention of the past four thousand years was the sabbath. I think he’s right.  I often sit for hours at my desk without a break through. And then on a walk, it will come to me. Creativity is […]

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How a Consumer Thinks
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I’ve written a great deal this year about the way of a creator, but the creator has a journey of thought a creator has to go through, and that journey begins as a consumer. There is also a middle territory, and that territory has us playing the critic. A consumer wakes from their ways and […]

Twitter Blocked! Ouch!!
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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When I first started using twitter I’d never block anybody, thinking it broke some sort of unwritten code about freedom of speech. But then I realized I was going to get buried under a constant barrage of insults and jabs. So I started blocking people (I’d say I’ve blocked about ten) and I’ve had it […]

Sunday Morning Music, Damien Jurardo
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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A little musical rain out of Seattle this morning. Enjoy the Northwest’s Damien Jurardo:

Remembering Michelangelo
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Considered by many Italians as the “father and master of all the arts” masses turned out at Santa Croce to pay tribute to Michelangelo when he died on this day in 1564. He lived a very long life, nearly ninety-years, which was unusual at the time. He worked hard, even to the end as a […]

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How Infighting will Kill the Church
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Most of my friends who no longer attend church, and the majority of my friends no longer attend, have left over petty arguments about theology. It’s not that they left because people didn’t agree with them, they actually left because they got tired of hearing other people argue about their interpretation of scripture. They wanted […]

A Creator and His Work are One
By Donald Miller
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The Power of a Poets Line
By Donald Miller
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Sunday Morning Music, Bob Schneider
By Donald Miller
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The Creator Gets Out of His Own Way
By Donald Miller
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