Could your Monday use more encouragement? Hope this helps. This inspired by Philippians 4:8. Maybe we will do this every Monday…
Tallest Building Architect Builds a Church
Adrian Smith, the world renowned architect who built a number of well known sky scrapers such as the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (see below), is a Christian and built a church in Chicago.
Before every building he designs, Smith gets on his knees with his wife and prays for creativity.
As the Chicago Tribune reports (pretty cool this is in the Chicago Tribune…),
“Every project that I do, early in the project I (kneel) down with my wife and hold hands and pray for certain things,” Smith said in an interview from China where he has eight buildings under construction.
Here are a few photos of Willow Creek’s North Shore Church designed by Adrian Smith…
Smith also told the Tribune,
“I pray for wisdom and inspiration and guidance, not only for me but for all those who work with me. Because you never know where good ideas are going to come from or how they’re going to surface and this project was no different.”
Smith told the church that he prays for creativity in all of his projects, and it seems to work! The building is designed to be shaped like a mustard seed. The idea according to Smith is that as Jesus said even the smallest amount of faith can move mountains. In an interview for the church, Smith also said that as for all the buildings he has designed, including a number of skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa he has probably spent the most time out of all of them on this church. (more photos here)
Photography by Wendy Miller
Amazing the people you meet on Twitter. This photography by Wendy Miller is beautiful.
Music with purpose by Heather Kirk Connell
I esp like knowing that music brings comfort in ways we can't express. When I'm in darkness, I look for God's presence in music
— Heather Kirkconnell (@heffalumpette) December 9, 2016
Here she is playing Bach on the harpsichord. Bach is also encouraging as he was a man of faith who wrote at the end of many of his pieces S.D.G. which stood for Soli Deo Gloria, “for God alone be the glory.”
Here is a video about Bach, his music, and his faith…
We hope you are feeling more positive after this post! As Bach would say, soli deo gloria!