Welcome to Creative and Free, a place where God knows our stories and imagines them better.
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 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.
Here you will be inspired and challenged to give yourself a break, to be completely honest with God and yourself, and to know you are not alone. When we are secure in God’s love, we can love people with our entire lives. That’s the freedom part.
My hope is that you will be feel known here. Be challenged and inspired to let God love you right in the middle of the messy. This is the beautiful resistance that fuels a forward-moving life. As Andrew Belle writes, “I love you. And all of your pieces.” I imagine that’s what God says every day as He walks us through our every day stories.
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 and the occasional personal letter. Exclusively for my favorite people. Check it out here.
Get reading with these posts
- Post-Presidential Debate Hangover (When America Wants to Wake from a Very Bad Dream)
- Harness the Power of Five and Be a Force for Good
- A Manifesto for the Creative
- Why I Don’t Take Beauty Cues from American Culture
- We Speak So Darkness Will Not Take the Dawn
- Mom Kicks That Stick
- Catching the Light: Writing to be Creative + Free
- Dreamcatcher: Cultivating a Creative Life (Savor, Doodle, Share, Repeat)