When Ruins Sing...

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

Closing Out 2017 with the Attributes of God

Last year I aimed to close out 2016 with 31 days of hindsight.  I got close to my goal but not quite there. I made 21 days and that was “all she wrote.” “She” being me of course. Although I plan to spend time with my 2017 journals doing a year-end review, I have decided to shift my focus. I […]

“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 […]

Weakness and Wisdom

Thought for the day: If we share our weakness, instead of bragging about our wisdom, we will never run out of connection points!  His power is made perfect in our imperfection, not our self-proclaimed proudest moments!

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 […]

Being a Wife

I met a wonderful new friend this summer at She Speaks , a writer’s conference in Concord, N.C. Amanda Davison, The Wife Coach, is a beautiful writer with a heart for Jesus. She is passionate about investing in the art of marriage. Please check out her website and Facebook page for the original article and Facebook Live interview that Amanda and I did. […]

Another really great podcast: Sisterhood with Alex Seeley

  Click here to listen: https://hillsong.com/south-africa/podcast/2017/09/sisterhood-with-alex-seeley/#.WdfPn0yZOu4

Great podcast! The Glorious in the Mundane

  Click here to listen: https://christynockels.com/ep-27-his-banner-over-me/