Samples of Ann-Margret’s award-winning freelance writing.

Don't Burn Your Cargo

A couple of my writer friends were recently discussing the works of Anne Lamott and one of them commented: “I’m not that crazy about her fiction, which sometimes veers to the Jesus-y, but Bird by Bird is one of the best books on writing ever written.”

The reference to Lamott’s fiction piqued my interest because I’m a “Jesus-y” kind of girl, but it may have had the opposite effect on others. Lamott must know that not everyone appreciates it when she weaves her faith into her writing, but she’s made a choice between sticking to her principles and pleasing the masses.

All Christian writers face this decision at some point.

That the World May Know: How I Pray for Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Other Wars
Christianity Today // OCTOBER 13, 2020

“The doves will fly again.”

These words, accompanied by a reference to Genesis 8:4, were superimposed on a photo of We Are Our Mountains, a monument made of volcanic rock depicting a tatik (grandmother) and papik (grandfather). This 1967 statue near Stepanakert is easily recognized as the symbol of the Armenian heritage of Artsakh [. . .] Today it is a bloody battlefield as Azerbaijan and Armenia fight over the land.

NOTE: This article won fourth place in the 2021 Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals Awards in the Freelance Article category.

Facts & Trends // February 12, 2019

It’s no secret there’s much brokenness in American neighborhoods, but Marvin Williams, lead pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan, believes the Church holds the answer.

“The gospel truly is the hope of the world, and our outreach is not just good deeds or altruistic behavior,” he says. “It’s celebrating that God is alive in us! Any church that is not moving forward is doing a disservice to its community and disobeying God.”

Intouch // FEBRUARY 1, 2019
While my grandma Ovsanna was still alive, my parents and I would pop into her house on our way home from Tuesday night Bible study. She’d be nestled in her big boxy armchair covered with a patchwork of odd fabrics. My parents would sit in the dining room chairs neatly lined up in front of the window, while I’d perch next to her on a worn-out ottoman. In typical Armenian-grandma style, nothing in her kaleidoscopic tchotchke-filled house matched, but every hand-crocheted doily, porcelain figurine, and Bible verse cut out of a magazine was placed just so. And Nene would pretend not to notice if I got up to scavenge in her bread box (which never actually held bread) for nuts or homemade cookies.
Bible Engager's Blog // June 26, 2017

For years, my biggest struggle with being single was the not-knowing. A bit of a control freak, I have struggled to allow this part of my life to remain a mystery. One day, I decided I would choose singleness for myself so I could stop wondering. That gave me a sense of control but, in hindsight, it was a form of self-preservation and a cop-out because I no longer had to wait on God.

I operated under this delusion for about three years, until I realized God had never asked me to give up the desire for marriage. God was calling me to trust God, day by day, and to find fulfillment in our relationship.

5 Reasons Coloring is Good for Christians
Crosswalk // September 22, 2016
My preschool years are pretty much a blur by now but, for some mysterious reason, I have a distinct memory of one afternoon in kindergarten when a classmate picked up the red crayon on our table just as I was reaching for it. Uncharacteristically, I protested rather sharply.
I don’t remember what I said or whether I snatched the crayon but I know my thought was: How dare she? need it! Anyone could have clearly seen that I absolutely needed to have the red to complete my drawing!


“Working with Ann-Margret is always a joy and a privilege. She brings a unique perspective to her writing that is founded in wisdom, practicality, and biblical truth. On many occasions, her articles have made me remove my ‘editor’s hat’ and read for personal gain, as so much can be gleaned from the words she crafts together.”

— DAVID JONES, Randall House Publications

“Ann-Margret brings a clear eye, a fresh perspective, a light touch and a collaborative attitude/spirit to every assignment. She’s a great person to have as part of your extended team.”



— ANDY BUTCHER, Inspire Magazine

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Ann-Margret on multiple writing assignments for two different publications. She has the ability to handle a range of topics and writing styles from personality profiles to research articles. I always enjoy working with Ann-Margret. Her assignments are always well-written and on time.”

— CAROL PIPES, LifeWay Christian Resources