Positive Affirmation

Did you see that Super Bowl commercial with Jeff Bridges? I sort of did, but it actually caught my attention when it reappeared on Squarespace's Twitter account. Obviously, I checked it out because it's silly. He's got this one Sleeping Tape Track called "Good Vibes" and it's hilarious. My husband and I laid in bed a few nights ago cracking up at it. Though I find this particular track of positive affirmation to be hilarious, the principals behind positive affirmation are awesome (and Biblical), and one I'm trying to practice with myself more often. I'm not quite to the out-loud part of positive affirmation, but you know, I think affirming thoughts to myself. Maybe I will get there?

Here are some positive affirmations I'm reminding myself of after a Sunday. As church communicators, we all know that Sundays are crazy, and if you aren't careful and intentional, we can walk out of every Sunday gathering deflated and discouraged. So remind yourselves of these truths with me, church communicators:  

"You are uniquely wired by god to be awesome at your call." - Tweet: You are uniquely wired by God to be awesome at your call. http://ctt.ec/USY6l+

"You are capable of leading, because God called you to lead others as you follow Christ." - Tweet: You are capable of leading, because God called you to lead others as you follow Christ. http://ctt.ec/F69Pc+

"You are more loved than you know." - Tweet: You are more loved than you know. http://ctt.ec/oMLEJ+

"You are probably over-analyzing that flaw." - Tweet: You are probably over-analyzing that flaw. http://ctt.ec/3uAZd+

"In your weakness, God is glorified, so think of it as a privilege and chance to glorify God when you need extra help along the way." - Tweet: In your weakness, God is glorified, so think of it as a privilege and chance to glorify God when you need extra help along the way. http://ctt.ec/3uAZd+

"Through your efforts, people will come to know Jesus." - Tweet: Through your efforts, people will come to know Jesus. http://ctt.ec/3uAZd+

Now get out there and change the world. 

Easter Inspired Spotify Playlist

How is your Easter planning going? We are just getting started at Severn Run, and I already feel behind. Isn't that crazy? I mean, it's January! I'm not quite used to the church world calendar even though this will be my third Easter. I'll get there eventually, right?

Anyway, I decided for this year that I would make a playlist with artful, Easter inspired music to help our Creative Team come up with amazing ideas. Turns out, it's pretty short, so I thought I would ask you for help!

Why?
Well, I find that music, though I know very little about it technically, really influences how I create. I bet it does for you as well, even if you haven't realized it yet. We are all different, so we will all be inspired by different sounds, lyrics, and tempos. Finding a few artists who draw out your best creativity while you listen really does improve those "buckle down and get serious" times.

So,
Here's the link: Easter Inspire
It's an open playlist which means you can add to it, so please do! And then you can also use it as you are working on your Easter plans to be inspired. While you're at it, follow me on Spotify and let us know if you have any "Get the creative juices flowing" playlists to share. Leave a link in the comments here so others can find it too! I will continue to build more intentional playlists for sharing as well.

Come back next week for some marketing inspiration!