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The basic rule of storytelling is 'show, don't tell.'

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The Jaycast – Turn Your Desire Into Destiny

  Link to podcast here. In this episode of the Jaycast, Jason talks with Chief Creative Officer at Plain Joe Studios, Mel McGowan. They talk Disney, Design, Adoption, and Destiny. Tune in and learn how you can turn your desires into your destiny. Topics and Links Discussed: Plain Joe Studios Mel was a part of […]

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3 Reasons Your Church Building Should Communicate a Story (and What It Means)

“If the culture is not by design, the culture is by default.” – Scott Milligan, Disney Institute A church building that clearly communicates its congregation’s story can lift the spirit, increase member engagement, and multiply its reach into the local community. Does yours?   Your building can either help or hinder your connection with one […]



“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw It’s not only essential to entrepreneurs, artists, architects, musicians and authors – it’s the genesis to nearly everything we see, use and experience. Yet, unfortunately, for some […]


We’ve got a story to tell, don’t we?

We’ve got a story to tell, don’t we? At least in the old days, when you walked up to a typical, garden-variety church there was a steeple perched up on top. Yep, that’s a church. Now more often than not you have to look for the sign out front to make sure it’s not the […]