Creativity

Why “Place” Matters in Your Work

Perhaps it’s because I work in a creative business, the idea of “place” has always been important to me. Where I find inspiration, where I write, or where I take time off, matters because I’ve discovered that where I create is the key to what I create. You may have experienced something similar.  I’m very specific about the role of a place in my life.  That’s why I enjoyed Frank Viola’s new book “God’s Favorite Place on Earth.”  I don’t normally review or promote books on this blog, but he helped me understand why that one location meant so much to Jesus’ life and ministry – and why a loved and valued place can transform your work.

In this case, Frank focused on the town of Bethany and the role it played in the life of Jesus.  And in an original twist, he tells the story from the viewpoint of Lazarus.  Here’s a video trailer of the book:

Get the book, and start re-thinking how the place you’re living and working makes your creativity grow or die.  It can make a dramatic difference in the quality of your work, and your ability to tell your story.

 

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  1. I will have to read this book! I can say that where we choose to do our “thinking” matters. We are privileged enough to live in a time where we can customize the atmosphere where we choose to “pray, think, imagine and create”. We should take advantage of the resources that we have that maximize our imagination. It will only benefit the world and fulfill our lives.

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