Welcome to Creative and Free, a place where God knows our stories and imagines them better. 

The Why

My heart is for the creative woman who is still finding herself, who wants God to recreate her life into better and beautiful.  I’m a Jesus lover, wife, mama, friend, and writer, in that order. But that beautiful order has often been skewed by ambition, poor body image, success, fear, depression, and anxiety. I have been the desperate woman who cries to God for a handful of courage.

My story changed when I first started listening to the stories around me, and then honestly telling my own. If you’re stuck, still finding yourself, or just need to prop your feet and sit a while, you’re in the right place.

I’m not all that into small talk, so you will find real words about beauty, hardship, and all the rounded edges in between (what I like to call the nitty gritty). Going deep with people and with God makes life rich and sweet.

The Words

Here you will be inspired and challenged to give yourself a break, to be honest with God, and to know you are part of a spiritual creative community. My greatest desire is for you to feel the freedom of God’s deep love for you.

Are you standing in the middle of a messy life? Me too! There is always a beautiful resistance when we live   forward-moving life. As Andrew Belle writes, “I love you. And all of your pieces.” I imagine that’s what God says as He walks with us through our ordinary days.

The Tribe

Each Friday I send out a newsletter called Smatterings to my tribe. Its all the good bits you won’t find elsewhere: stuff I’m reading, exclusive poetry, FREEBIES, and the occasional personal letter. Exclusively for my favorite people. Check it out here.

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  • Thank you Christina for visiting my blog. I’m glad you liked the political satire poem. I love when the writing bug bites and words just flow. I am hoping everyone enjoys the fairytale that I wrote and posted. Mothers & Daughter = Drama. ♥

    Thank you too for your encourage teachings and ebook.


  • I love you and your words! I read this and see why our hearts are knit together. I, too, have struggled with depression and anxiety, especially since landing on the mission field and dealing with a natural disaster right off the bat. It often feels like such a burden to the ministry but then I see the ways God is using it for His glory, and I am so thankful for even the hard roads. The Nitty Gritty is good, my friend, and I’m so glad we can share it together.

  • Carmen Galan

    Hey Christina, I enjoy your poems so, I write poetry myself but since mama developed alzheimers and got bed bound I am lost in sorrow, Thanks for your inspiring words!

    • Hi, Carmen, that is a hard situation to find inspiration in for sure. Poetry can be sad too and cathartic for the soul, whether or not you write or read it. Praying you find peace and comfort today. Thank you for sharing your heart and for serving your mom. (HUGS)

  • Brenda Williams

    Thank you for your encouragement. And your free eBook!

  • Libby

    Hi, Christina. I am really enjoying browsing your site. You are a prolific writer. And I love your soothing, artsy style! Very cool website. Have a good one! Libby

    • Hey, Libby! Thank you so much for stopping by. Honored by your words!


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