Here is an excerpt from my latest article at Facts & Trends:
“For nearly a decade-and-a-half, I’ve been serving in the creative field. From working with churches to non-profits, I’ve worked alongside some of the most talented people I’ve ever met.
I love seeing where my friends have ended up and I’m proud to say I knew them back when they were just getting their start. Together, we’ve produced countless magazines, photo shoots, videos, podcasts, and plenty of websites.
Creative work is fruitful. But it’s also hard and time-consuming, much like any other profession. And creative work is also difficult for others to understand—especially why something that looks or sounds so simple often takes an exorbitant amount of time and energy to produce.
In turn, creative people become frustrated and downtrodden throughout the process of creating—not just because it’s hard work, but also because it’s discouraging when others unknowingly discredit or overlook their creative work.
In all these years serving alongside various creative-type people, I’ve noticed two things I wish more people knew when it comes to supporting and caring for creatives—both inside and outside the church.”