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 […]

#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” 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 […]

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 possible in painting and in […]

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 a vibrant relationship with Jesus […]

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, riding alongside my 15-year-old, as […]