Cultivating Team

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Cultivating Team

Our Story



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Terri Moon

I can no more imagine a world without Cultivating
than I can imagine a world without the Inklings.

Leslie Bustard 

Cultivating is like drinking goodness from a fire-hydrant!

Lee Wiser Mcintosh

"If you only read one blog in the coming months make it The Cultivating Project. Always intelligent, never academic. Graceful writing that is a balm. Isn't that what we really need amidst all the noise? Enjoy. You can thank me later."

Max Mclean

"The Cultivating Project was such a great experience for me. I came away from our interview recognizing a huge and generous spirit who made me want to live up to the high perception Lancia had of me and my work."

Amy Baik Lee

“In Cultivating we have a spacious way-station for believers engaged in art as well as the everyday work of faith, and I’m profoundly grateful it exists.”

Sharon Frisco

“Bless you for your incredible posts! In a world of skim milk, you are the cream!”

Brian Brown

“We live in a time when too few resources exist to support artists in our calling, or to inspire and enable us to be the kind of people and the kind of creators we were meant to be. The Cultivating Project is a deeply powerful resource with a focused mission on renewing the life of artists and writers that is profoundly needed and greatly welcomed.”

C. Hurd

“Your words, posts, and stunning images are in such stark contrast to the bitterness and hostility that often pervades the web. It is so good to have determined artists who do not surrender to the swarming chaos. Thank you for being you and accentuating positivity, faith, and beauty.”

Ashlee Cowles

“I've written for many websites, but I've never quite experienced anything like The Cultivating Project. As a writer, you often consider your words to be part of your ministry, a gift you hope will bless others. Yet this community is so much more than another online venue for sharing a love of words. I've come to realize that I am the one being ministered to, and that is a humbling gift.”

Jordan Durbin

“When I first found The Cultivating Project, it was fresh, sweetly perfumed air, and it continues to delight and refresh! In a world that scorns and mocks purity and praises the perversion of beauty, The Cultivating Project is drawing the sword of truth and proclaiming that what God has done is rightly done. It offers deep drinks from untainted waters, revealing the glory of God.”

Hillevi Anne Peterson 

I always look forward to Cultivating. It is perfect with my morning coffee and I start my day with beauty instead of news.

In Summer we cultivate Courage!


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1.9

Cultivating is dedicated to encouraging & inspiring believers everywhere,
especially those engaged in fields of creative endeavor.

Cultivator of beauty, teacher, word friend, and camera jedi

lancia e. smith

From the founder

Please accept my deep thanks for your presence here at Cultivating! You are the reason we do this labour of love!

This year we are taking some big steps forward for Cultivating, and part of that step forward requires something for us: asking for help. We are inviting you to be part of this good and holy work in a new way: become direct sustainers of Cultivating through committed prayer and financial support. If you have loved what you find here and would welcome a way to make a difference in helping Cultivating continue, I ask you to please prayerfully consider making a one-time donation or consider monthly support. It will make more of a difference than you know!

Thank you truly for your love, encouragement, and engagement over these years. And thank you for considering support for us. May every blessing be yours and may you ever flourish!


It is my prayer that you will resonate with what you find here at Cultivating. May this be a place of shelter for your spirit, encouragement for your daily living, and good company for the journey we share. You are welcome at this table, friend.



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