Ticket to Joyride

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In 1915, Winston Churchill was out of the Admiralty and suddenly facing forced leisure. When he found a children’s set of watercolors, he decided to try painting. At first, the large blank page intimidated him. But that ended when a famous artist friend said, "Let’s have a brush, a big one," and splashed color across the white page.

Churchill would later say, "We cannot aspire to masterpieces, just a simple joyride in the paint box. And for this, audacity is the only ticket."

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. If you ever struggle at work with the "paralysis of analysis," try a new approach. Jump in! Be audacious! Use your tools and skills boldly. And enjoy every moment—in the high calling of our daily work.

"All this," David said, "I have in writing from the hand of the LORD upon me, and he gave me understanding in all the details of the plan." David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished."

(1 Chron. 28:19-20)


"My Adventures with a Paintbrush," Condensed from the book: Amid These Storms by Winston S. Churchill.

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