When Ruins Sing...

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

GENTalks Episode 24: The Blank Canvas of Marriage (Part 1)

Click here for iTunes link to GENTalks Podcast   A blank canvas is a beautiful metaphor for marriage. Different mediums, colors, textures etc… come together building something new, one brushstroke at a time.  Mess-ups happen along the way but new brushstrokes come in to make masterpieces out of those messes.   New beginnings are always […]

What You Mean To Me…

We watched the movie I’m Not Ashamed last night.  It is Rachel Scott’s faith story, as taken from her journals and eye witness accounts to her life and the mass school shooting that took place in 1999 at Columbine High School. Rachel lived her life out loud for Christ while wrestling in her faith walk.  She had […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 21

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 21 I love reading back through my journals and actually finding poetry I have written, poetry I would have forgotten had I not recorded it with pen and paper. I wrote this poem  (as well as jotting down the details of some awesome golf strokes), while on a golf cart, […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 18

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 18 As I look back tonight before bed, I see how God, yet again, wove my yesterdays and today together in a seamless tapestry.  Luke 1 and 2 are my hindsight journal notes speaking into today and today is actually the Sunday before Christmas, how timely! The message at church […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 14

31 Days of Hindsight: Hello Day 14!!! As summer 2016 was approaching, my theme song became Pieces by Steffany Gretzinger . My journal is covered in the lyrics and my social media reflected the dance Jesus and I were taking together.     *** Check out the post below for more on what this song meant to me. […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 11

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 11 In April of 2016 I read the book Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard . It is the most beautiful allegory about a young woman named Much Afraid, and her journey away from her Fearing family and into the High Places of the Shepherd, guided by her two companions Sorrow […]

First Wednesday: John Maxwell

First Wednesday at Church of the Highlands was a beautiful tear-jerker for me last night! From the first chord of “What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong, the floodgates opened on my face! I was a hot mess, and I am crying again just typing this- my cup and eyes overfloweth! **John Maxwell loved well last […]

Angels, Keys and Kids, Oh My (Week 47)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story Behind The Painting: Above are some of my angel ornaments ready for this Christmas.  I have the blessing of being a vendor at a local Christmas Expo: and the added privilege of being able to share my art at work, alongside a dear friend in her […]

Diverse But Not Divided: Reconciliation, Religion and Race (Week 44)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story behind the Paintings: I am starting a new job in a near-by town.  A precious friend is opening an antique store and I have the beautiful blessing of being able to display my art there.  She sent me several pictures of the historic churches in her […]

(Week 34) Wings Over TCU

Story behind the Painting: Above you see the smiling face of “Poetry in Motion.” Literally, that radiant beauty’s name is Kavi, meaning poet!  She headed off to TCU just days ago, moving into her new home on her 18th birthday. Her mama is a dear friend of mind and their family is a prime example […]