Preparing for a Writers’ Conference

It is writers’ conference season! The idea of attending a writing conference might be new and scary to you. It might be an annual event on your calendar, or you may be one of the seasoned professionals who presents at multiple conferences around the country each year. After many conferences, my heart races a bit […]

Is Your Creativity a Mirror or a Flashlight?

By Tony Snipes

Is your creativity a mirror or a flashlight? Is it a “Thermometer” or “Thermostat”? Does it reflect what’s in the heart already or change the surrounding? A mirror reflects what’s in front of it. The viewer sees what’s already there. A flashlight sheds light in darkness. The viewer gains new insight that is useful to moving ahead. Here’s an […]

The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

by Ava Pennington

  When I worked as a Human Resources executive, one of my responsibilities was to offer outplacement training…a fancy term for helping people who lost their jobs find new employment. Outplacement training included creating a resume, polishing interview skills, and developing an elevator pitch.

Limitless Creativity

by Bonnie Rose Hudson

The creativity of God never ceases to amaze me. He created plants that grow underwater, He created diamonds and dandelion dust with equal ease, and He called a single woman with no children to write for the Christian homeschool market. I wasn’t homeschooled as a child. I went to a very small private Christian school. […]

Spotlight on Lisa Albinus

My name is Lisa Albinus. I get to live the dream of being an artist, and author, as I live my life with a Bible tucked under my arm and a paintbrush in my hand. My greatest desire is to breathe hope into the latent, creative dreams of your childhood and the crayons that have […]

Stories Matter

by Daniel Blackaby

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” —Muriel Rukeyser Once upon a time… … in a Galaxy Far, Far Away… … a young shepherd boy stood before the giant with only a sling. … a starship set out to boldly go where no man had gone before. … four reptiles stumbled upon green ooze […]

Making Mud Pies

by Kim Peterson

I’m told I was a particularly difficult baby and a challenging child. The family blames the first on colic; I blame the second on a vivid imagination. Whatever the cause, a series of photos seems to substantiate the claims of my parentals, aunts and uncles, and grandmother. One snapshot in particular comes to mind. Picture […]