Flats Handcrafted Flatbreads is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Their signature sign and closeness to Centennial Olympic park draws you in if you are a pedestrian passing by. Chef Robert Puerto opened this handcrafted flatbread restaurant and artisan juice bar in downtown Atlanta last year. They have several choices of healthy, handmade panninis and flatbreads to choose from. Some of them have their own unique name (like Italian Stallion, Casablanca or Ole Faithful). Flats is also a juice bar and they have a variety of juice blends consisting of simple ingredients. I came here early and had an Egg Delicious flat that was pretty good. One thing I like about his place is that they have a partnership with JDRF. I’m always a big fan of restaurants that give back to the community.
We all need to create, to be a part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true, in order to allow our souls to come to life.
Makoto Fujimura interviewed his good friend Erwin McManus during a book launch of his newest book The Artisan Soul at Space 38|39 in NYC. Erwin Raphael McManus is an author, thought leader, and founder of Mosaic church in Los Angeles. He not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art.
Erwin wrote this book during a time he was frustrated with Christians. God spoke to him about sharing HIS beauty to the world and so he wrote The Artisan Soul. The book is for everyone – not just artists. It’s for anyone who has been told that they are less than what they were created to be. The most tragic moments in our life are the most beautiful. God makes ALL things beautiful in its time. We need to access the essential nature of being human and live out our lives as artisans. Be unpredictable!
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The Artisan Soul video promo