Don't hate me for suggesting you give away your amazing gifts and talents for free. I promise there is a method to my madness.
I recently had the honor of hearing the great graphic artists Paula Scher speak at an AIGA event. During her talk, she poured out hard-learned lessons, industry commentary, and well honed advice gleaned over her 40-year career.
We were all eating up every word, until she she said, "You should work for free." An audible gasp could be heard in the auditorium when the slide came up. "How could the queen of design, my heroine of typography say such a thing?," was all I could think.
Featuring Caleb McKnight, Filmmaker & Actor
One of my favorite things about being a director is that you have the opportunity to give people the confidence they don’t have...I try to instill the confidence that was instilled in me into others. — Caleb
This will get messy. But, I got you. - God #verseinanutshell
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-5 NLT
Featuring Hope Carter, Music Industry Writer and Blogger & GJ Bordallo, Video Producer
"My peace is priceless" -- Hope
"Yes, I'm good at creating content ... I think I am being presented with these [opportunities] to be the light and rekindle people's fire." — GJ
I pray Philippians 4:6-9 over you. I see the insecurities, worries, anxiety, and fear that sometimes lead your actions. In response, you lash out to make others feel small...like you do. I see those actions, but hear "I have to prove my worth, because I don't believe I have any."
Featuring Keith Luter, Jr., Singer, Songwriter, Media Producer
I was tired of carrying these generational curses. I just told God I want it out. I want it done. I want your will in my life ... so I started to acknowledge not who I was but who I wanted to be in Him. — Keith
I have a method to my bracket madness.
I pray you see what God has seen in you all along. That the goodness and greatness of you come forward, and past hurt melts away. That you rediscover the amazing person you were before the pain.
Way too many things have happened in the last 6 months. Since August I have experienced a couple of family emergencies, two health scares, Hurricane Harvey, and work craziness. All in all, the final gasps of 2017 kicked my butt.
Featuring Da’dra Greathouse, Singer, Songwriter, & Producer
I thought I couldn’t do it. God said I could, and I did. --Da’dra
Just a moment of transparency...
There are times when I feel my hopes and dreams dwell on the other side of my flaws and mistakes. Therefore, knowing that perfection is impossible and mistakes will happen, what I want to accomplish always seems just out of reach.
God is still working on me, when it comes to my confidence in myself and my abilities, but those nagging voices are diligent.
If you feel this way too, know you are not alone. We may be fighting our own individual battles, but it is the same war.
Featuring Da’dra Greathouse, Singer, Songwriter, & Producer
When the atmosphere shifts and the people are experiencing something otherworldly, and all I’m doing is opening my mouth, man that’s what I live for. — Da’dra
Though this site is for and about spirit-led creatives, we want to leave a message for anyone who dares to dream.
You dare to see beyond your now, witness the vision God has for you, then go for it — quaking in your boots the entire way. We love you and are praying for you.
God, we pray for the dreams and us, the dreamers. We serve as vessels for your kingdom on Earth and we pray for all those who feel a swell of passion coming forth — knowing it is your Holy Spirit rising in them.
I was a troublemaker in Sunday school. No, not because I was passing notes (though they were passed, discreetly). I was a troublemaker because I did the worst thing a young Southern Baptist born and raised girl can do: I asked questions. The big questions.
If Noah and his family were the only people left on Earth after the flood, how did they repopulate without incest? If drinking alcohol is a sin, why was it okay for Jesus to do it? If it took seven days to create the Earth, what about the dinosaurs?
That last one was the question that got me in real trouble. I was publicly scolded by my teacher for causing a commotion. Luckily, my parents were reasonable human beings and didn’t see the harm in having an inquisitive eight-year-old. But even with their support, I subliminally learned a lesson that day: asking questions wasn’t Christian.
The first verb, first act, the first moment recorded in the centuries old text we hold so dear was one of creation. The practice of manifesting something from what was once nothing kick started this whole thing.
God wrote this text, so he made the choice to record creation first. This does not cancel out all other acts to follow, but it does position creation as first, primary, coming before all others.
I believe this gives us a peek into God’s insides…His inner voice…if he has one. We see what consumes his mind and urges His inspiration.
When faced with the endless void of pre-universe, He decided to paint the sky at sunset. He chose to compose the bird’s morning song. He chose to fashion the canyons and design the depths of the ocean floor. When allowed to do all or nothing, he chose to create.
He chose the be a creative…and so have we.
Hi! I'm Cherise.
I'm a freelance writer, marketing strategist, and podcast host living at the crossroads of creativity and spirituality.
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