3 Tips For Communication In Relationships

In my life, I’ve found good communication does not thrive with rules such as setting up the “perfect” environment, or never speaking of negative things. Trying to have a relationship where you can never vent or discuss your negative feelings is one in which you cannot be genuine and will only lead to anger and dissatisfaction in the end.

Life Help For Millennials: An Advisory Poem

Life Help For Millennials: An Advisory Poem   Hey you, yes you young'n You millennial I've got some advice For your wretched young soul I’m older and wiser And better than you That’s right, I’ve a word To give you a clue You must travel the world Take...

Pure Imagination & Musical Musings

Music is immensely important in my creative process. Possibly even the most important thing other than actual ideas and reference photos. I need it to think, to breathe, to create. The moods and styles change, but I need it in some form every day. I’ve been in a very...

Loving Our Enemies, Pray For Those Who Persecute You

The image contains a Facebook post with the words: “The free world... all of Christendom... is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect...

I Always Thought Healthy Would Be Harder

“We’ve GOT to start eating healthier.” This has been our mantra for years. Knowing that our diet is not healthy or even close to the best for us, but still trekking on, never really willing to put in the work required to change it. I know that for myself, I’ve always...

Amethyst: A Birth Story

I’ve always known I wanted to do home births. I was surrounded by them with my mom, extended family, and friends in our homeschool group, so the idea was as natural as breath itself. In 2015, I gave birth to my first daughter at home. It was a good experience, but not...

Book Review: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

“I sometimes think that a portrait of someone is as much a portrait of the artist doing the portrait.” – John Holliday, UK I loved this quote from the book “Portrait Revolution: Inspiration From Around The World For Creating Art In Multiple Mediums And Styles” by...

It Didn’t Start in the Gas Chamber

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day of liberation for Auschwitz. A week or so ago I had come across a website that had taken several publicly shared photos from around the web of people jumping, laughing, or crassly posing at the Holocaust...

Project 52 – The 52 Week Drawing Challenge for Artists

I really enjoyed doing Inktober in 2016, though I found the deadline of a new drawing every single day to be a really big challenge, one that beat me in the last half of the month. When I saw "Project 52" posted by @lashawnwiltz on Instagram, I fell in love with the...

How My Faith Compels Me to Live

I don’t really know how to start this, or what do say, or how to express myself on this subject. But I do have many thoughts, so I’ll just jump in and do my best to coherently express them here. If we are going to claim righteous morality as the cause behind our every...

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