When Ruins Sing...

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

What Compels Us To Speak?

“I am full of words and MY spirit compels me to speak…” Job 32:18 RED FLAG: When “I and MY” are fueling our thoughts, it would be wise to keep our mouthes from firing off. Our opinions often masquerade as truth in our own minds. ____________ I think we can almost all remember a time where we spoke too soon, […]

30 Takeaways From My 30th High-School Reunion

Looking back through a 30-year-old lens gives me clarity bathed in gold dust. I pray you leave this post a little richer and that you are inspired to go on a hindsight treasure hunt of your own. 30 Takeaways From the 30th High-School Reunion: 1) Hindsight is NOT actually 20/20. 2) All of our filters are fractured and fresh. 3) […]

Hooked On A Feeling: Writing Out Of Darkness

Have you ever been hooked on a feeling?  I have! In fishing terminology, “take” is when the fish actually becomes “hooked.” But a fish is not “caught” until it is “landed,” prevented from escape. As believers, the enemy of our soul cannot “land” our soul but he can “hook” us pretty good, if we’re not alert and aware of his schemes. […]

Narrative Re-Writer

Pondering The Book of Ruth: The Book of Ruth offers hope to anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in. The odds were stacked against Ruth in the culture she lived in BUT GOD chose the least likely as a link in the lineage of Christ. The parts of our story that we think disqualify us may be […]

“Wisdom of the Wounded” Guest Blog Post

Thank you “Wisdom of the Wounded” for the opportunity to share my story on your site. “Your Presence is the Greatest Gift of All” A guest post by Katie Wilson 26 years ago, the phone rang in my college apartment. I had just spent the afternoon in the library studying, and now I was enjoying a movie rental and dinner […]

Tweetables

I often use Twitter as an online journal.  I tweet my God-whispered, take-away treasures. After writing in my paper journal, I will take the time to condense the words to a TWEETABLE moment and then take it a step further by making a word-picture to capture the whisper in color. It took me years as a student to realize I […]

Sit With Me

This is the beginning of my 11th year of freedom.  January has become my leaning in and listening month, -resting in God’s Presence, -writing what He whispers -and waiting on the MORE He promises and delivers. I don’t typically share the January private moments on the blog but I felt the Lord asking me to post my journal response to […]

Finding Jesus in Unexpected Places This Christmas

God really meant it when He said, “Seek Me and you will find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Seeing God’s Word as a Love Letter, instead of a behavior modification plan, changed the objective of my treasure hunt. I no longer read the Bible to find a plan, a purpose or a point of destination. […]

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 […]