When Ruins Sing...

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

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 […]

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 […]

(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 […]

Writing a Book Proposal: Little Did I Know

To all of the faithful followers of this blog, I wanted to apologize for my posting inconsistency his year.  I have found it almost impossible to blog, while attempting to write my first book proposal. WRITING A BOOK PROPOSAL IS MY CURRENT EVEREST! It is a mountain I have purposefully chosen and one completely foreign […]

Meaningful Write Now: 5 Reasons to Journal in the Moment

Meaningful Write Now: 5 Reasons to Journal in the Moment As a little girl I kept a diary. I have to admit I often wondered, “WHO is Diary anyway?” I was not sure why I thought she/he/it cared about my day but I updated Dairy nonetheless. Upon finding my earliest diaries, I saw drawings and […]

Meaningful Wait

Meaningful Wait Is connectivity killing connection? While sitting in the doctor’s office recently, I saw a room full of people and heard a room full of DEAD SILENCE.  Everyone was glued to their phone. It made me sad and it immediately brought a memory to mind, a moment I would have missed had my phone […]

Meaningful Questions

Meaningful Questions Someone can invite, hug and show us to a seat of honor, but if they never ask us a MEANINGFUL QUESTION have they really shown that we MEAN ANYTHING to them? An invitation means nothing if we are not truly welcomed. A hug is as piercing as a slap in the face when […]

GENTalks Episode 13: God Does Not Have A Plan For Our Lives

Click Here: Link to iTunes GENTalks Episode 13 Kaitlin and Katie dive straight into the deep water as they discuss the idea that “God does not have a plan for our lives” but He does have Kingdom purpose and that is a different outlook altogether. Another way it’s been put: God is not in control […]

All Is Well (Really?)

When we hear, ALL IS WELL, do we breathe a little easier, or do we immediately think, REALLY? WHAT PLANET DO YOU LIVE ON? WHATEVER!  I have to admit I can fall into both categories. However,  I am still a sucker for a WELL story, stories that start WELL, go WELL and end WELL! Deep […]

I Have A Dream

I am the C0-founder (with another Katie Taylor🙂 of a local online community, Ourcityonahill.net, and I hope you will check out the site to see the heartbeat behind it. In a nutshell, the heartbeat is unity in Christ! We got the site up and running in 2015 with the mission and vision of: Vision statement: “To […]