When Ruins Sing...

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

30 Takeaways From My 30th High-School Reunion

Looking back through a 30-year-old lens gives me clarity bathed in gold dust. I pray you leave this post a little richer and that you are inspired to go on a hindsight treasure hunt of your own. 30 Takeaways From the 30th High-School Reunion: 1) Hindsight is NOT actually 20/20. 2) All of our filters are fractured and fresh. 3) […]

Hooked On A Feeling: Writing Out Of Darkness

Have you ever been hooked on a feeling?  I have! In fishing terminology, “take” is when the fish actually becomes “hooked.” But a fish is not “caught” until it is “landed,” prevented from escape. As believers, the enemy of our soul cannot “land” our soul but he can “hook” us pretty good, if we’re not alert and aware of his schemes. […]

Narrative Re-Writer

Pondering The Book of Ruth: The Book of Ruth offers hope to anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in. The odds were stacked against Ruth in the culture she lived in BUT GOD chose the least likely as a link in the lineage of Christ. The parts of our story that we think disqualify us may be […]

Tweetables

I often use Twitter as an online journal.  I tweet my God-whispered, take-away treasures. After writing in my paper journal, I will take the time to condense the words to a TWEETABLE moment and then take it a step further by making a word-picture to capture the whisper in color. It took me years as a student to realize I […]

Sit With Me

This is the beginning of my 11th year of freedom.  January has become my leaning in and listening month, -resting in God’s Presence, -writing what He whispers -and waiting on the MORE He promises and delivers. I don’t typically share the January private moments on the blog but I felt the Lord asking me to post my journal response to […]

“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 […]