Personal Book Review: Life Creative


If you’ve ever felt guilty about creatively expressing yourself and raising your children, this book is for you. Can we truly be creative and raise a family? Some will call you selfish. Some will say it is impossible to find balance between creativity and potty training.

Well, that balance doesn’t exist. What a relief. And can I get an amen that I don’t have to keep trying to find that balance while I slowly wither away?

Your creative self and mama self are not separate from each other. They are one in the same. 

I was thrilled to have received this recommendation from a fellow blogging sister. Alike Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, I consumed Life Creative in two sittings. I could not put it down nor could I part with it. I carry it in my purse for safe keeping and easy grab and go reminders.

More dangerous than a woman losing herself is the mom who’s lost all semblance of God’s fruit in her life.

In the throws of keeping the household intact, I am easily sidetracked by the emotions that derail me when I cannot sit down to write. “Are you sure God called me to be a writer? Because this sure does feel like the biggest roadblock in the history of roadblocks?” These are my anxious thoughts and my deflated ego takes a nosedive.

Life Creative is here to grant us permission to let go and let God for this season. 


Deeper than that is a child tugging at your heartstrings needing as much of your creativity as you can muster. Deeper than that, your son or daughter needs to know they are your greatest creation.

Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart take their readers through snapshots of the lives of other mom creatives while giving us examples of God’s creativity in our own lives. His greatest masterpiece is us. What we create and put back into the world (or our homes) is his gift multiplied.

Our homes are our Jerusalem.

God always intended His Great Commission to start this way…in our homes.

What a grand responsibility and a grand honor to carry out His ultimate direction in our home with our children, our loves, our artwork.

Just as most art poured out from the church (home) during the Renessaince, so God pours out the manifestations of creativity from our hearts. We don’t have to remain dark and we don’t have to remain separated from our creative life. We are Renessaince moms, pouring into our homes, our communities, and our families.

Pick up Life Creative today. Your creative mama soul with thank you. Delight in this day and know God created you for more. And you are more.

Blessings upon blessings,



Kelli Stuart is a writer and a storyteller at heart. She has written for The Huffington Post, 5 Minutes for Mom, The MOB Society, Extraordinary Mommy, God Size Dreams, Short Fiction Break, (in)courage, and Compassion International. Kelli is a noted speaker, sharing her encouraging message to never give up on your dreams and passions with mothers who often feel lost in motherhood.

As a trained actress and heartfelt teacher, Wendy [Speake] ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and life applications. She utilizes drama, comedy, poetry, and the study of God’s Word. During her career in Hollywood, on shows such as JAG, Melrose Place, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage women! That’s exactly what she’s doing now.