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It’s hard to believe that it has been exactly a month since I posted here. There was a time in the not so distant past where I was writing up to 5 days a week. My main reason for neglect was a little something called Christmas. Thank you for your grace. Now that the jingle bells and twinkle lights are being put back into storage, it’s time for a little reflection and a look ahead to the new year.

Perhaps I’ll post some kind of list of resolutions later, but for now let me just share a few things I’m excited about in the coming year.

Becoming a dad. Seriously, how did this even happen!? M being pregnant and imagining being a dad has been the most surreal experience of my life. I imagine it only gets weirder and more surreal. And I couldn’t be more excited.

Creative directing. How I came to be the creative director at Willow Creek Community Church in a little over two years baffles me. I’m terribly excited to imagine what creative work looks like inside and outside of our walls. It will be my pleasure to continue to document the creative process here.

Writing a book. After much debate and conversation, 2011 will be the year that I put pen to paper on developing a book. Or at the very least, a decent proposal. The topic? The Artist as the New Pastor.

A new site. In a few short weeks, the blog you see before you will disappear. In its place will be a lovely, new creation by the talented and thoughtful, Mr. Joshua Blankenship.

And now for a brief look back…

I’m certain that the impending new year will warrant a more thoughtful reflection eventually, but in the meantime, I present to you a list of the top 10 posts of this past year (in no particular order:

The Art of Risk

Please Stop Making Propaganda

Execution is Scary / Execution is Everything

Be Here Now

Happy Friday Dance Parties

The Artist as the New Pastor

My Little Ease - a bit of transparency

We Are Waiting For You to Fail

On Becoming a Father

And in closing…

If you haven’t heard me say it before, hear me now when I say, “thank you for reading and thank you for your friendship.” I’ve been playing around with this blog for 3 years and am honored that you continue to find your way here every now and then. Your readership means a great deal to me and for that I am incredibly thankful.

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