• Are you waiting today? I am. Have been for so long that I've forgotten what it feels like to not be waiting on The Lord. I fight it. I beat against it....
    Embrace the Wait
    By Alison Everill
    August 07th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • I read. And read. And read.The greats, the contemporaries, the literary pillars, the light recommendations.And instead of feeling the pressure of my w...
    Reading the Greats
    By Tricia Williford
    August 14th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Trying to play the piano can be humbling. You dream of executing a Bach fugue in perfect timing, but when you sit down it’s chopsticks or nothing. W...
    Closing the Creative Gap Betwe...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    August 21st, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • I’m often asked what advice I would offer a newbie writer. I always approach this question with fear and trembling, as I still have so much to lea...
    What I Didn’t Know I Didn’...
    By Sara Davison
    August 28th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • I asked my writer friends on Facebook and Twitter if they believe in the concept of having a writing muse. I'd just finished ranting in a comment on an...
    How to Find Your Writing Groov...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    September 11th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Art, Life; Life, Art. The most authentic art is affected by life; the most authentic life is affected by art. But sometimes, life and art are bel...
    Art, Life; Life, Art
    By Tricia Williford
    September 18th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  •  I’ve been thinking about stuff lately. Stuff like the clutter that can be found in (or, to be more accurate, spilling out of) every cupboard, draw...
    Less Really is More
    By Sara Davison
    September 25th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Scheduling my time has helped me accomplish feats, but sometimes I can get cocky about my ability to produce. Take January, for instance, a month I ex...
    When Your Creativity Leaves Yo...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    October 02nd, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • You can’t miss the message in our culture that always says “Bigger is Better!” Bigger platforms. Bigger homes. Bigger ministries. Bigger organiz...
    Bigger Is Better? Really?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    October 09th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Perseverance: Keep Moving!  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak … those who hope in the LORD will renew their stre...
    Perseverence: Keep Moving!
    By Karen Jordan
    September 04th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • The Unfolding of Words“The unfolding of your words gives light: it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm119: 130 Lena laughed and her voice b...
    The Unfolding of Words
    By Tina Samples
    October 16th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • The Second Shelf: In Defense of Christian Fiction (and Non-Fiction) I recently attended a meeting at a church in my city. A large bookcase dominated ...
    The Second Shelf
    By Sara Davison
    October 30th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • I Got Nothin'What do you do when you don't know what to do?As a creative person, when your job, especially, depends largely upon your ideas, what do you...
    I Got Nothin'
    By Shelley Hendrix
    November 06th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • THOUGHTS ON LIFE AS A CREATIVE ARTIST  Ever have one of those Aha moments where you realize your existence as a writer is not exactly the norm? Th...
    Thoughts on Life as a Creative...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    November 13th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Full Circle  I am no spotlight hog. In fact, in the spotlight is generally the last place I ever want to be. I much prefer to live my life like a ...
    Full Circle
    By Sara Davison
    November 27th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • The Necessity of the Closed Door Stephen King says your writing space needs only one thing: a door which you are willing to shut. "The closed door is ...
    The Necessity of the Closed Do...
    By Tricia Williford
    November 20th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • WHY AND HOW TO PLAN A WRITING RETREAT  We don’t often talk about it, but becoming a published novelist requires a writer to give up some things. Y...
    WHY AND HOW TO PLAN A WRITING ...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    December 04th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • My Every Written ThoughtI bought a new journal. Hand crafted leather, made in Italy.A bit of a splurge. Not over the top, but more than I have normall...
    My Every Written Thought
    By Tricia Williford
    December 18th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • What Inspires You?This blog is for the creatives - those of us who reveal the creative side of our Heavenly Father: THE Creator. Creatives are artist...
    What Inspires You?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    January 01st, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • I am a Writer! (Aren’t I?)The four hardest words in the English language to say have to be, “I am a writer.” I have one novel published. I hav...
    I am a Writer! (Aren’t I?)
    By Sara Davison
    December 11th, 2014

    The Creative Life
  • Before You Go Into the Dance[This is the] advice my father used to give to my sister and me as we were preparing to go out on a date. "Turn. Let me see...
    Before You Go Into the Dance
    By Tricia Williford
    January 08th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • At The End of the Day"Mommy, I wish you weren't an author."I have just finished an evening of teaching. It's been a long, rough day, as is the nature of a...
    At The End of the Day
    By Tricia Williford
    January 15th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Metaphorically ThinkingI think in metaphors. I'm learning this is perhaps not what everyone does.Robb used to say to me, in moments of my melodrama abo...
    Metaphorically Thinking
    By Tricia Williford
    January 22nd, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Existential StorytellingI bought a new book, because apparently not one of the dozens of unread books in my home was quite perfect enough for my next ...
    Existential Storytelling
    By Tricia Williford
    February 19th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Open Letter to Walt Disney From Another Storyteller Walt Disney once said: “I resent the limits of my imagination.” Thank you, Mr. Disney, for s...
    Open Letter to Walt Disney Fro...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    January 29th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Best Movie Tagline EverThey were designed to scare us. And they did, in a big way. The words “We Are Not Alone” on the movie posters were enough t...
    Best Movie Tagline Ever
    By Sara Davison
    January 15th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Several years ago I found myself in the middle of a chicken and egg routine. I was trying to get a traditional publisher interested in my first little...
    What Came First? God's Love!
    By Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
    February 05th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • We all have our days when the world couldn’t be better, and others, when we wonder why we even try. The worst day is when we listen to that voice th...
    6 Things To Remember When You ...
    By James Russell Lingerfelt
    February 12th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • I do things all wrong, according to popular notions about how to write. For one thing, I’m at peace with my inner editor and don’t feel the need t...
    Should You Listen to Your Inne...
    By Janalyn Voigt
    February 26th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • I don't believe any dream is ever wasted. When we reside in the middle of God's perfect will, and we have given complete control of our lives over to Hi...
    Dreams
    By Casey Herringshaw
    March 05th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • So I recently had my annual physical. I know what you’re thinking. It doesn’t get any worse than sitting there shivering in that lovely little blu...
    It’s Always Darkest Before.....
    By Sara Davison
    March 12th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Over the next few posts, I’m going to share with you Creatives a few rules I’ve stumbled upon for making great art. (I’ve made thousands of mis...
    Keys to All Creative Crafts: R...
    By Ross Boone
    March 19th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • Over the next few posts, I’m going to share with you Creatives a few rules I’ve stumbled upon for making great art. (I’ve made thousands of mis...
    Keys to All Creative Crafts: R...
    By Ross Boone
    April 16th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • I have sprung out of bed this morning,breathing fast,my mind spinning with ideas. Perhaps a book was born in my head overnight?I really and truly fee...
    A Book Is Born
    By Tricia Williford
    March 26th, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • I’ve declared a hibernation for the summer. This means I am basically giving myself permission to say no to social invitations and say no to people ...
    Until the Fruit Falls Off
    By Ross Boone
    April 02nd, 2015

    The Creative Life
  • I am a middle-child, a Canadian and a Christian. By birth and by choice, I’m the ultimate peace-keeper. Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than con...
    Utterly Conflicted
    By Sara Davison
    April 09th, 2015

    The Creative Life