What is Your Deep Gladness?

Have you ever asked yourself, “In my life, what brings me deep gladness?” What really brings you deep joy and satisfaction?  In his book, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC, Frederick Buechner writes about purpose, vocation and calling: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Answering these two questions, “What is my deep gladness? What is the world’s deep hunger?” are critical life questions. They go hand in hand like the picture below and here’s why…


Good Advice for Young Artists

How many young artists have abandoned the Church because they weren’t offered any good advice, mentoring or a place to use their artistic gifts? Or, to put things in perspective, how often has the Church failed to acknowledge, affirm and empower young artists to use all of their creative talents to reflect the beauty, truth and goodness of God in this world? Imagine what might happen if young artists were given the very advice and help they needed to pursue who God has called them to be and what He has called them to do?

In this video, professional photographer Virginia Dixon shares her story of coming to America as a young girl and eventually becoming a professional photographer. Whether you are young or old, take a moment to listen to Virginia’s story and consider how you can encourage a young artist today.