Dare to explore what's bouncing around inside the head of Crystal Kirkman - from faith to church communications and other random musings. You can also read my posts on Church Marketing Sucks as well as find my publications which are available exclusively to members of Courageous Storytellers.

September 13, 2017

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou -

A month ago, I purchased a Poppin office set that included three luxe gel pens. Initially, I was very impressed because not onl...

August 16, 2017

"Impress [God's commands] on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

- Deuteronomy 6:7 -

Today marks a new milestone for our family: our baby started Kindergarten!

While I could go on an...

July 15, 2017

"You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

- Acts 1:8 -

Several years ago, Kim Hammond of Forge America was the guest speaker at our annual church leadership retreat at the Chiara Center in Springfield, IL. He was...

June 30, 2017

"Design is thinking made visual."

Over the past couple of weeks, I've launched two new websites: and While it's exciting to jump into a new website design "face lift" or complete overhaul, it's important to reign yourself in...

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July 15, 2017

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