When Ruins Sing...

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.

“Seek and Find the Savior” : Ornament and Poem

2017 Christmas Canvas ornaments! “Baby Blue and Burlap” Will have them at Railroad Antique on Nov. 9th art show:) @rrsantiques Wanted to start a new little Christmas Tradition with the baby Jesus ornament:) We have a pickle we hide each year and the child who finds it first gets to open the first present. It’s an old German tradition. Google […]

A Rejection Letter Doesn’t Change Your Why

Last Friday was National Day On Writing and the trending “#” was #WhyIWrite.  I loved reading the answers that other’s gave and I truly enjoyed the self-exploration to uncover and clarify some of the main “Whys” behind my own #WhyIWrite. If you read my last post, you saw some of these responses: And I write to SOW! About 15 minutes […]

#WhyIWrite : I Write TO SOW

Today is National Day On Writing 2017 and the “hashtag” that is trending is #WhyIWrite. I have read some amazing responses on Twitter.  You can click the link directly at the end of this post to check them out for yourselves. Several things came to mind when I thought of #WhyIWrite: #WhyIWrite I write to uncover or create something that is right […]

When the Music Ends…

  I have the blessing of being part of a journaling group at a local middle school.  Below is our writing prompt for this week and my poetic response:) When the music ends… ~by Katie Wilson   Where does your mind go when the music ends? Does your heart sink? Do you want it to begin again? Are you one […]

If Christ Is All That Matters…

Colossians 3 is rich. Take a minute to mull over the Message translation of verses 1-11 here. Colossians 3 (MSG) He Is Your Life 3 1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of […]

The “Why Me” Behind Meaningful Apologies

**This is the last post in “The Story behind the poem – Meaningful Apologies” series.  Scroll past the poem if you have read it already, and pick up with – My “Why ME.” _______________________________________________________________________ **If you haven’t already read my post, “To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt by a White Person” you can click the link below. To Anyone […]

The “Why Now” Behind Meaningful Apologies

Photo by “My Life Through A Lens” on Unsplash   **If you haven’t already read my post, “To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt by a White Person” you can click the link below. To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person **I am including the poem at the beginning of each post in this series of […]

The “Why” Behind Meaningful Apologies

 Photo by Ken Treloar on Unsplash **If you haven’t already read my post, “To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt by a White Person” you can click the link below. To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person **I am including the poem at the beginning of each post in this series of 3, 1)WHY, 2)WHY NOW, […]

To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person

*Photo by Ben White on Unsplash To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person I shared this post on a local community site, http://www.ourcityonahill.net, but what I didn’t share was the journey that birthed this meaningful apology. I hope that you will join me here over this next week as I share the WHY, WHY NOW, and WHY […]

(re)fresh: Revisiting Timeless Teachers with Fresh Eyes

  #Inwiththeold is the hashtag a friend of mine uses for her antique store. I have the pleasure of working alongside her and I am continually inspired by past remnants that are restored, revived, repurposed or renovated to be relevant in the present. Revisiting the timeless is leading me to rivers of (re)freshment and I am reminded that nothing is […]