When Ruins Sing...

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

Thank You Billy Graham – Thank You Woodlawn

I have the tremendous blessing of sharing “That Jesus” tonight with some awesome next generation world changers! In preparation for the talk, I pulled out my papers from the Billy Graham Crusade in 1978, where I gave my little heart to Jesus! Recently while watching the movie, “Woodlawn,” I was moved when they referenced the “Jesus Revolution” in the 1970’s. […]

“Trash for Glory” (As Rewritten for Ourcityonahill.net)

**Below is a rewrite of a previous blog post that I shared here on Psalm8110.  I rewrote it for a local city blog that I Co-founded with a friend, ourcityonahill.net .  I pray you enjoy the rewrite and that it adds value to your world. I would love to have your feedback:) Read and Write On!    Trash for Glory Phil […]

Awkward is the New Awesome ( I added a little shout out to Glennon Doyle Melton:)

Do you feel like the word AWKWARD has new found fame? Does your teenager tend to say it multiple times a day: about themselves about the “ratchet situation” (another awkward new adjective interjected) about others especially about YOU! I don’t remember using that word so much when I was a teenager.  However, I do remember feeling that way quite often. Ok, […]

“We Dance”

One of our kids captured this kitchen dance years ago and I had to go back through my photos to grab it and make a word picture.  #thesearethemoments In college our song was “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.  I guess, as God continues to write our love story, HE expects DANCING to be a part of it:) Recently, I had […]

“There is a God. I can prove it!”

**I am a Jesus podcast junkie and there are just some that have such a Holy Spirit anointing that I have to share, share the actual podcast link, as well as my take-away.  I pray you listen to the whole message.  It is a game changer: I pray you read to the end of this post!!! You must get to […]

“What’s Your BHAG? God Put It There! Compose a NEW SONG!” August 17, 2015

***BHAG: Big Hairy Audacious Goal (a long term goal that changes the very nature of YOUR LIFE!) **See “Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” by James Collins and Jerry Porras **where I said, “YOUR LIFE” the definition in the book says, “a business’ existence.” Come Holy Spirit, “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.” […]

Separation Anxiety Revisited

**I am one of the Co-Editors and contributors on a local city blog http://www.ourcityonahill.net and we have a weekly devotional page called “Soul Food”.  I revisited one of my earlier psalm8110 entries and shared it with our community.  It was a delight to rewrite and add more of what I believe God had been revealing to me lately.  I pray this blesses […]

Dreaming in the 4th Cup

Dreaming in the 4th cup: What in the world does that even mean? Let me explain.  I go to Church of the Highlands and my pastor, Chris Hodges, wrote a book, “Four Cups”. ( Four Cups Website)  Let me give you a brief background on me first: I swung my leg over the fence on December 7, 2007 and have been […]

Home Is Where You Are Welcome: All Clear For Landing

Home Is Where You Are Welcome: All Clear For Landing Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. (Proverbs 21:9) What would drive a man to the corner of the roof? Have you ever regretted a hurried, irritable, or distracted “good-bye” or “welcome home?”    Have you ever greeted your husband with […]

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