Category Archives: art

The map, the model, the mystery, & (somehow) the meaning of it all.

What if the roadmap of relationships was marked by signposts for love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? Would you enjoy your travels? Would those you’ve been entrusted with enjoy the journeys you’ve invited them on? 

What if the business model was love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? Would you enjoy that? Would the customer enjoy that? Would that be something worth remarking on or sharing?

What if the tools of life are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? Would there be a sustainable rhythm to your days? Would being connected trump being correct?

You realize this is available, right?

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Podcast 58: A Conversation with John Mark Comer

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John Mark Comer lives Portland, OR, with his with wife Tammy and their three kids – Jude, Moses, and Sunday.

He’s the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, right in the center of the city (by Powell’s Books if you’ve ever been to Portland).

John Mark is also the author of numerous books; My Name is Hope, Loveology, Garden City, and his most recent, God has a Name.

You can download or stream this episode and all of the other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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The Beauty of Quiet and Silence with AJ Sherrill

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A gifted pastor, teacher, writer, and leader, AJ Sherrill has over 15 years of pastoral experience in diverse church settings across the nation. He is the author of Enneagram and the Way of Jesus and Quiet: Hearing God Amidst the Noise and currently serves as the lead pastor at Mars Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In this episode we discuss the significance of finding silence in the midst of life’s noise and how our patterns of control, comparison, and competency keep us from living the fullest life possible.

You can download or stream this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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This week can we…

…speak with light and love?

…celebrate the success of another?

…earn our 10,000 hours?

…become a redemptive presence in our relationships, careers, and lives?

…ask greater questions?

…be ok with greater mystery?

…not fight the current of process?

…enjoy the process?

…love an enemy?

…forgive an enemy?

…dare to be seen?

 

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Creating…

…isn’t producing.

Creating is something that occurs through and on the other side of a courageous heart in action.

Creating is concocted by soul.

Creating is what happens at the intersection of serenity and self-emptying strength.

Production is a reflection of you..the resume you.

Creating is your reflection into what is and what we never dreamed could be.

Production has a period.

Creating is always followed by a comma.

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