Creative Minds: Small Group

This coming weekend I’ll be starting something new. I’m taking a leap of faith and leading two small groups for about 12 weeks straight.


Here’s a pro-tip: if there’s something that you wish existed in the world, just create it. That’s how these small groups came to be. If someone else would’ve come up with these ideas for groups, I’d be the first one to sign up.

It’s similar to reverse engineering: how would my favorite artist make this song, or how would my favorite basketball player get past his defender, or how would my favorite writer talk about this topic for a story—and for a second, I’ll pretend like I’m them, imagining their process of creating this thing I want to exist—and before I realize it, it’s becoming a reality, but now I’m the one building it.

That’s an example of what will be discussed at the Creative Minds Small Group, and that’s why I made these groups, because I want them to exist in the world. I hope to see you there.

Week 1

There’s a story I want to tell you. It’s actually a few stories. This blog post is important to me because it’s about other people. It’s about underdogs. These people have been overlooked for most of their life. But tonight, that all changed.


I was the first person there:

Just sat down at Downtown Jeaux. Jazz is playing in the background. Antonino is the DJ, scone baker and order taker. See y’all soon.

That simple message alone was good, but that was before experiencing the rest of the night. This is what happens when you put a dozen creative people together in one room.

Before everyone showed up, we put three tables together and planned for about 10 people, but once everyone arrived, we had to add another table to it, and a few people even sat in a booth next to us. The number of people that gave my group a chance is incredibly humbling. I was nervous about the outcome before it started, but I left there knowing that something big just happened.

Once everyone walked in—they were all right on time, some even early, all eager to get started—they ordered their coffee and scones, filled up the chairs, and we took turns introducing ourselves and how we were creative.

The coolest story from tonight is that my friend, Devin Wright, when it was his turn to introduce himself, said, I’m not creative, I’m just here.” Well, before the night was over, he handed me his small notebook, and asked me to read what he wrote. The same guy that said he wasn’t creative wound up writing a short story, and he’ll be my next Guest Post on this site. That’s incredible. That’s a success story like no other: someone that walked into a room full of creators, shy and feeling like he didn’t belong there, ended up being the only one that left with a finished product.

After introducing ourselves, we decided to leave for 30 minutes and watch JP perform. He was only a few streets over. He knew the small group was coming watch him, but he thought the small group only consisted of a few guys. We walked in with a dozen people (about half as many as they already had in there), increasing the audience and giving JP the support he deserves. My Creative Minds Small Group, after learning each other’s names, went on a field trip to watch a fellow member perform spoken word. You would think this was planned. You couldn’t have scripted a better introduction if you tried.

When it was over, we all went back to Downtown Jeaux and stayed there until 11pm, two hours later than their usual closing time. The owner gave us permission to stay there as long as we needed, and that thought alone blows my mind. See, this small group was originally planned for Books-A-Million. It was the only place I could think of for a handful of people to talk about creating. It was also the only place I could think of that stayed open until 10pm. But a few days before starting my small group, I found Downtown Jeaux, told the owner about my idea, and this is the results. As you can see—between this and an art performance going on a few blocks over—things effortlessly fell into place.

When we settled back in at Downtown Jeaux, one guy performed a song: he went grab his bluetooth speaker, grabbed a handful of loose-leaf papers, turned on the music and words just started flowing. Behind me was someone crocheting. In front of me, there were three acoustic guitars, people singing, another guy rapping over the guitars, there were writers writing. On the right side of me, coffee was brewing. You can hear people laughing and just having a great night. This paragraph is what I had in mind for a small group: no structure, no rules, just let creativity happen—but even the thought of all of these things happening doesn’t compare to what actually went down. Inspiration was everywhere.

I made this small group on Saturdays at 8pm for a reason. That’s usually the time people are getting ready to go out and drink. I wanted somewhere’s healthy for me to be, without the alcohol, without the negativity. I wanted my Saturday nights to be booked up with people that inspire me. I didn’t want my Saturday nights to be a blur anymore. I made that decision when the location was still going to be Books-A-Million. God had other plans. My small group is now hosted at a coffee shop that’s right behind two popular bars. The people that are walking in those bars and won’t remember their night, are first passing by us and looking through the window, at a dozen people who are experiencing a night they’ll never forget.

Week 2

Week 2 was a success. Ms. Denise read a poem, Stu read a poem with Leonce playing the guitar, Devin read something he had just wrote a few minutes prior, Antonio, our barista, read a poem he was working on while serving us coffee, all while Mr. Dwayne was drawing a portrait of our pastors. The atmosphere was definitely alive.


Week 3

Another successful week for Creative Minds: lots of coffee, conversations, game-planning, and relationship building.


Group picture with Padraig Whetsell (guy in white shirt). He’s the artist that painted all of this.

My art is complete when I’m too nervous to continue.

Robin Williams, the genius.

This is the painting Padraig was working on when we walked in. My mind was blown.

A BMW bike that Padraig is selling. I’ve been eying it for the past month.

Art After Dark.

Downtown Jeaux, Tommy and Lori were cooking sliders outside.

Creative Minds.

Week 4

Even though I couldn’t make it Saturday night, Creative Minds was still a success. It’s a good feeling to know that if you build something, and if you give it a strong enough foundation, and even if you’re not there for the night, nothing changes. The momentum didn’t drop at all. I’m so proud of these guys.


Week 5

Five weeks in and I’m still stunned by the amount of energy I’m getting from this group. I thought it would’ve died down by now, but instead, it continues to increase. There was also a festival tonight, which helped. There was also another field trip: we walked a few blocks to watch JP perform again (the video of this is at the bottom).



Week 6


I went into week 6 knowing that I wanted a nicely edited video to show off my small group. Three iPhones and an iPad created this video: one iPhone 6s recorded the audio from the guitars, my iPhone 7 recorded most of the video footage, my friend’s iPhone 6s recorded a few extra scenes from outside of the building, and my iPad Pro did all of the editing. My point is, you don’t need a fancy camera and expensive setup to create. Use whatever tools you have at your disposal. Have fun. This is Creative Minds.


Week 7

This is Week 7 of Creative Minds. A two hour small group. The first hour is hanging out, and the second hour is sharing something creative that you worked on. This week, Denise shared a poem, Chrissy sang a song, Devin read a story, so did Fred and Toni. And after everyone else, I read a spoken word.


Lacey Giroir:

Last night was amazing! Monday night, at The Writious Ones small group, we talked about a Group Fusion for Saturday night with Creative Minds. It was great music and good fellowship! After Creative Minds, we took the Fusion to Voice of the Wetlands. It was two small groups in one night. Lots of fun!


My Spoken Word:

This is an open letter to my small group: channeling Boy Once Blind, with no music, just making words rhyme. Two months ago, I never would’ve thought we’d be here. Now look at me, a leader. New friends, new family, new people that love me, and don’t judge me, and trust me, and give me confidence to keep rising above what was once steep. Flights of stares, and nights with nightmares, and moments of loneliness when no one else was there. Above all, I’m just excited that you care.

Lens flares and scene changes, and life changes in the context of small groups. It’s amazing, where a higher power came in, and brought people into my life that would’ve otherwise never been there. I went from isolated to populated, I went from selfish to selfless, I went from heart burning and melting to helping the helpless. My entire life did a 180 when I created Creative Minds. It opened my eyes and made me realize that I am enough.

All that self-doubt and insecurities that surrounded me, vanished. See, I was an introvert, or so I thought, but God had other plans for me. Now, I’m outspoken, thought-provoked, still broken, but that brokenness gives me character. You see, that brokenness is a conversation piece for your accountability partners to carry you. There’s challenges ahead, that’ll continue to make me strong, but the best part about it: I’m no longer doing it alone.


Downtown Jeaux


After Party: Voice of the Wetlands

Week 8

This weekend flew by for me, but not without leaving me with many great memories: I performed a song, listened to a spoken word artist that tours for a living, had another fun day at the park, and each one of these memories were surrounded with some of my favorite people. Thanks to those who keep attending the small groups.

Week 9

These two small groups have changed my life. I’ll write more about why when the semester is over (about 4-5 more weeks), but for now, I just want to thank everyone who came out this weekend. Each one of you are incredible, and every personality is a blast to hang out with.


The Finale

Before ranting about Creative Minds, the main thing you need to know is December 10th. Mark your calendar. It’s the big day to celebrate everything I’m about to discuss.

Table of Contents


Leading a small group

I just went through 12 weeks of leading a small group at Cross Church. That might not sound like much to you, but it meant everything to me. For a church to believe in me enough to lead a group of people on a weekly basis, that’s not something I take for granted.

I can remember many months ago, when my friend, Chad, the person in charge of small groups at Cross Church, suggested that I lead a group. I brushed the idea off, knowing that I’m not a leader. Besides, I’m too shy, and too scared to do something that ambitious. A week went by, and I agreed under one condition: someone co-lead with me. But as the semester approached, I gained enough confidence to not need that co-leader, and I wound up leading two small groups instead of just one: Creative Minds” and BBQ and Basketball”. I can never thank Cross Church enough for showing me how possible it is to be a leader.

The coolest part about leading these two groups was how many people showed up every week. Each Saturday night (or Sunday afternoon), over twenty people would stop by: to sing, play instruments, draw, cook food, play basketball, and so much more. I was in awe as I’d look around. I might create a lot, but I don’t take many chances. I rather be strategic. I took a chance on leading though, and my life will never be the same because of it. People believed in me enough to show up consistently every week. It blew my mind. And now, these relationships and these moments, every single one of them, will be something I remember for the rest of my life.

December 10th

December 10th (not this Saturday, but next), we’ll have one last Creative Minds to celebrate the life-changes that happened in those 12 weeks. As much as it’s about me, it’s even more about the people that opened up their hearts during this semester. I’ve gotten to know some amazing friends because of these groups. We lean on each other now, and we’ve all grown so much. These groups weren’t just about creating and basketball, that was just the excuse that brought us together.

If you came to any of these events, or if you’ve considered coming to one of these events—or, if you simply just know one of us in the group, and you’ve seen our growth over these last few months—we’d love it if you’d join us. It’s nothing formal, just a bunch of friends hanging out, playing guitars, and drinking coffee: celebrating Creative Minds.

Each month, I make a photoblog. Photos are added throughout the month, so check back often. What new adventures will I experience tomorrow? Stay tuned.

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June

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A Few Podcast Recommendations

The Journaling Exercise That Can Change Your Life

BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content

Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch First Look + Game Boy Upgrade Comparisons

Ted Talk: How great leaders inspire action

Stranger Things 3 | Final Trailer | Netflix

ANIMA | Paul Thomas Anderson | Thom Yorke | Teaser | Netflix

Amber Run - Amen (Lyric Video)

How We See The World

How to save a phone in midair

I have anxiety.

Starset - Love You To Death

Daryl Morey breaks down free agency plans (“adding another star with Paul and Harden”)

Chris Paul urged coaches to keep James Harden on bench longer - Tim MacMahon | Outside the Lines

Rich Paul Knows What He’s Doing

Cartoon Gym Bag

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Reveal Live Reactions at Nintendo NY

Breath of the Wild: Natsu

June Journal

TORRES - Three Futures (Official Video)

The xx - Brave For You (Official Audio)

Here We Go Magic-Over The Ocean

Ending My Daily Thanks

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Over 200 new iOS 13 features/changes for iPhone

Tom Misch & Carmody - Release You

Dijon - Violence

MET: Louisiana

WWDC 2019

What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2019

Apple Glass

Bon Iver - Hey, Ma (Official Lyric Video)

Iterating On An Album

Clairo - Bags

Pilot Program: Engine

Iterate To The Next Level

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (Trailer)

Derek Sivers and his three new books

Ford v Ferrari (Trailer)

Cartoon Face (Die-Cut Sticker)

Machine Gun Kelly - Hollywood Whore

Go Backwards

NF - The Search

Boogie - Expose Me (Freestyle)



January

January Recap

How Ninja makes $500,000 per month playing Fortnite

January 30, 2019

Sketchnote Mini Workshop

January 29, 2019

January Photos

Phantom: The NBA in Slow Motion

Creative Minds

When The Heart’s Involved

Four Years at Cross Church

Universe

Harden Drops 61 In Madison Square Garden

Boogie - Everything’s For Sale (Short Film)

Insurance market for football evaporating, causing major threat for NFL, Pop Warner, colleges

American Gods - Season 2 (Trailer)

Future - Jumpin on a Jet

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver

The Murlocs - Comfort Zone

Cartoon Nash

High Flying Bird (Netflix Trailer)

Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump’s ‘Space Force’

Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag

Modern Japanese house with courtyard wins at indoor-outdoor living

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser Trailer)

Luka Doncic Highlights

Build A Blog

Game of Thrones - Season 8: Crypts of Winterfell (Teaser Trailer)

Apple architect picks a small prefab to savor CA countryside

IO (Netflix Trailer)

January 10, 2019

The more you appreciate simplicity, the more profound your understanding becomes. - Chogyam Trungpa

Shutter Island — Notice The Details

IMDb has launched an ad-supported movie streaming service

Boogie - Silent Ride (Official Music Video)

Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix Trailer)

Serial Box creates books for the age of Peak TV

James Harden Epic Scoring Run: 452 Points In 11 Games

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Indie Games You Should Own

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap feat. Stacy Barthe [Official Video]



October

October Recap (It was a busy month)

October 30, 2018

Why iPad Pro

Introducing the new iPad Pro — Apple

Bet on Yourself | A Gary Vaynerchuk Original Film

Creative Minds: October

Amazon-Backed Smart Glasses For $1,000: First Look

Red Dead Redemption 2: Review Roundup

Red Dead Redemption 2: Review Roundup

Jay Rock - Wow Freestyle ft. Kendrick Lamar

Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines

October 24, 2018

What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles? — By Darius Miles

Stardew Valley - iOS Launch Trailer

iPhone XR: Great For Everyone - Austin Mann

Feature Request: Pairing and managing the Apple Watch from the iPad

Apple Watch

Apple’s Upcoming TV Service to Launch in 100+ Countries in 2019, Starting With the U.S.

October 19, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer

iPhone XR Hands-on: Everything You Need to Know

A Review of the Apple Watch Series 4 — The Sweet Setup

How to Watch Basketball

Navy Seal Commander explains why wake up at 4am

Chris Paul - One Goal

Austin Kleon - Bond 2018

Genius Gets Smart With Apple Music

THE MULE - Official Trailer

Project xCloud: Gaming with you at the center

Handling Deadlines and Multiple Projects with OmniFocus and MindNode

Podcast: Brain States (Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience)

Podcast: Brain States (Daniel Clark on Focus, Sleep and Neuroscience)

Out of Time (2003)

Scratched Cornea: Productivity Life Hack

Eminem - Venom

Invisible Man (Are We Dreaming)

Finding Purpose, by Jay Ray

Finding Purpose, by Jay Ray

Scratched My Eye

Find Your Spark

Confirmation Bias And the Power of Disconfirming Evidence

Confirmation Bias And the Power of Disconfirming Evidence

A Beautiful Mind (2001)



August

Chris Paul Speech To The Next Generation of Basketball In Los Angeles.

Media Giants Rev Up Streaming Services to Compete With Netflix — Variety

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal — 48-minute walkthrough

August 24, 2018

NBA 2K19: Broadcast Trailer

Kobe Bryant Top 40 All Time Plays

Get lost in the breathtaking game Sable

Yuno - Fall In Love [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Dizzy - Pretty Thing

August 16, 2018

Audacious Fox: 1Password as a Digital Will

How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo

REASON - The Soul (VISUAL)

Consolidating Groups

Travis Scott - STOP TRYING TO BE GOD

Apple Glasses Are Coming - Here’s Why

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Gameplay Video

Vector: Anki’s tiny robot that wants to hang

NBA 2K19 - Take the Crown

Anki Reveals Autonomous ‘Vector’ Home Robot With AI Learning to Help Around the House

5 Common Grammar Mistakes Even the Best Writers Make

No Man’s Sky: Next Review

Home of the Future with Grant Imahara

New Musical Express: Travis Scott — ‘Astroworld’ review

Mac Miller - 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert (Feat. Thundercat)

LeBron James to Produce Docu-Series ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ for Showtime

Disney’s Streaming Service Starts to Come Into Focus

The Work Required to Have an Opinion

General Magic - Official Trailer

Redesigning Siri and adding multitasking features to iOS

Drake - In My Feelings

An ode to back to school shopping

Daring Fireball: Apple Closes With Market Cap Over $1 Trillion

Daring Fireball: Apple Closes With Market Cap Over $1 Trillion

Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion; 21 Years Ago It Was on the Brink of Bankruptcy

August 1, 2018

It Is the Very Act of Doing Something that Actually Helps with Clarity.

Carmelo & Paul - Secret Workout In Vegas (Video)



November

The Noise

Pilot



September

Childish Gambino - Storytelling Through Hip-Hop

Iteration and Haptic Feedback

Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux

Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux

Frank Ocean - Godspeed (DVSN Remix)

About the iPhone 7 Design

Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One Team McLaren

Rounders: A Netflix Review

Kottke.org’s New Site Design (and the importance of launching things unfinished)

Just write and publish

iPhone is the new Film

iPhone 7 Render: Space Black Edition

iPhone 7: Day 1 (Photoblog)

What to expect from next week’s iPhone 7

I didn’t watch either of the two Saints games, and that’s ok

The iPhone 7 completely demolishes Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test

MKBHD: iPhone 7’s performance and camera

Dear Casey (Introduction to the iPhone)

Neil Cybart on AirPods

iPhone 7 Ad

Inside an AirPod

Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7 | TechCrunch

Pace, Rhythm, and Blogging

iPhone 7 At The US Open

The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie

The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie

Propaganda Smoke Screen

iPhone 7 Plus Photos from the Titans-Vikings Game

Carol: how my grandma impacted my life

Courage

‘If you think Apple Watch is a flop you are a moron.’

Apple is trying to turn the iPhone into a DSLR using artificial intelligence

Introducing iPhone 7

Introducing AirPods

Don’t Blink: a two minute video, quickly showing everything Apple announced today

Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Issue Gifts Samsung’s Victory To Apple’s New iPhone 7

Dear Younger Me

Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel

Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel

Kanye Deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument

Phones are exploding, and nobody cares

Writing, Archives, Friends

Creative Minds: Small Group

NBA 2K17 Gameplay Blog with Gameplay Director, Mike Wang

Isaiah Rashad - Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar



August

Blot



September

Remembering Carol



January

My Zone



March

PlasticSky



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