Doing My Own Stunts

I decided today that a pastor doing his own graphics is a little like an actor doing his own stunts. It’s fun, but dangerous.

So I thought I’d take a post here to reminisce on all the dangerous fun I’ve had so far with my sermon graphics. Some are slides for a whole series, and some for a single message, but anyway… here are my favorites.

About rwiksell

I am a former church-planting pastor, currently active as a wedding minister, and the leader of a spiritual discussion group at a local bar called Scotch & Soda. By day, I am the graphic designer and production manager for a historic print shop called Traders Printing, located in downtown Springfield, Missouri. My wife Christina and I have been married for 9 years now, and we live in a turn-of-the-century bungalow on the north side of Springfield with our dog Abbi, and our cat Charlie.
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6 Responses to Doing My Own Stunts

  1. It would only be dangerous if you weren’t awesome at it. I just can’t believe you have the time to do it! I can’t even find time to decorate my office. Sheesh.

  2. I didn’t mean that the way it sounded… not that you have more time than I do. You don’t. But perhaps you accomplish more with your time than I do…?

  3. rwiksell says:

    I don’t know if I’m “awesome” at it, but I appreciate the compliment! Sometimes the better you are at it, the more dangerous it can be. Just like church music… the better it is, the more likely it is to become an idol and a distraction.

    But yeah, it can be difficult to find the time. Fortunately, doing graphic design at a print shop has taught me to work fast, and not to linger over foolish attempts at perfection.

  4. rwiksell says:

    Oh… and I didn’t take your first comment the wrong way at all. Thanks.

  5. “Foolish attempts at perfection.” That pretty much sums up a lot of my own folly. Problem is, when that’s always my goal and I’m juggling a lot of different responsibilities, I get very anxious, and then discouraged, and then more anxious, etc. God is teaching me right now about my limits and it’s painful.

  6. rwiksell says:

    I’m with ya, bro. :-)

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