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The Fave Five – 9.6.13

Brian Burchik —  September 6, 2013

1) Favorite Basketball Shot from 320 feet: This is world record height for a basketball shot and it’s pretty insane.

2) Favorite E-book: Is this the future of e-reading?

3) Favorite Super Mario Parkour: Classic Nintendo game in real life

4) Favorite Golf Stereotypes: if you play golf, you’ve definitely encountered these. Still funny if you don’t play.

5) Favorite Book Trailer: this is totally biased, but the new #LiveFully book trailer is pretty awesome, and it’s set to release Monday, September 16th.

Brian Burchik shares why artists don’t have to wait to be “picked” by traditional industry leaders to pursue their dream and create excellent art.

He shares a central conviction and paradigm shift that guided his entire writing process, along with how innovation and creativity fueled his approach to creating the #LiveFully e-book.

-Do you feel called to start something new? To create a work of art, or begin a new project?

-Is anything holding you back from stepping out and going for it? 

We’d love to hear about your personal ventures in the comments below. Share what you’re up to and how the #LiveFully community can encourage you along the way.


Fave Five 7.12.13

Brian Burchik —  July 12, 2013

1) Favorite video about 20 Somethings:

2) Favorite commercial

3) Favorite Experiment:

4) Favorite News graphic: The Desolation of Smaug

5) Favorite Conversation with a 2 year old: 

I’m not going to pretend to be the American Idol expert. I’ve never watched it consistently. However, there’s no denying the talent it has produced, with music stars like Kelly Clarkston, Carrie Underwood, Jordan Sparks, and most recently Philip Phillips (yes, the song you’ve heard on 18 commercials, 9 sitcoms, and the summer Olympics).

I don’t know much about this Idol season, but one thing I do know.  You must watch eighteen year-old Angie Miller’s recent performance of her own song “You Set Me Free.” Blown away, the judges responded by giving a standing ovation. Mariah Carey and Keith Urban seemed to be on the verge of tears. When you watch for yourself, you see exactly why.

The power of her voice matched with the raw lyrics are overwhelming. This freedom she sings about comes from deep, personal experience. The profundity of the song impacts the listener in a way that is hard to explain (evidenced by the judges responses afterward).

This is the power of art at its finest. When people use their God-given gifts to create art that is good, beautiful, and true, it draws us away from our normal existence. I believe it has the power to draw us toward God, the Creator of all that is good, beautiful, and true.

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I don’t want to read more into the life of Angie Miller than is available, but simple glances at her own social media sites provide a window into what motivates her music.  Her Twitter profile reads, “Through music I aim to show that loving God and being a good influence to others is my goal!!” On Instagram, she states, “Love God, Others, Music, and Dream Big.” It is obvious that God is the one that has set her free, in a way no mere human being ever could.

Judging by this video alone, I know we will see a lot more of her in the future.  We pray for more and more artists to rise and shine for God, creating art that will inspire full life in goodness, beauty, and truth. #LiveFully

A Family Living Fully

Brian Burchik —  January 16, 2013

To follow Jesus is to live fully.  His life is the best life.  It’s not easy, but it’s always worth it.  It calls for sacrifice and leads to true satisfaction.

After watching this 6 minute video, it is apparent that this family is experiencing deep satisfaction as they have made particular sacrifices.  They are a shining example of life to the full. (And we like that the video is exceptional in quality too.)  Enjoy! #LiveFully

Check out the I Like ______ campaign that featured this video here

James 1:27- Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.