When Ruins Sing...

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

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 […]

Unapologetically, I Declare: Jesus is God; Jesus is God’s Son and Jesus Is My Savior and Lord

This is Easter week 2017 and as I think about Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I can’t help but drop to my knees in gratitude.  I see the bloodied cross followed by the empty tomb and I hear my God, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, saying, “I LOVE YOU THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ETC… (TIMES INFINITY) MUCH!” I don’t hear a hint […]

UBER Is So Kingdom

Our 6 a.m. UBER ride culminated in prayer with an Iranian refugee, who chose Christ over Islam. He said we were an answer to his early morning God-request, yet he was the answer to ours. How we missed the tiny, but boldly visible, cross hanging from his rearview mirror, I will never know.  As we […]

Jesus Is Missing

Jesus Is Missing: Losing the Messiah in the midst of Religious Tradition “His parents didn’t miss HIM at first.”(Lk.2:43) If Jesus’ went “missing” with HIS own parents in the midst of all the hubbub of their  religious tradition and celebration, is it possible we might MISS JESUS in the midst of religious tradition too? Ticked […]

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 […]

Lent Day 7: Snail Trails and Fairy Dust

We all leave something in our wake. What do you think you are leaving in your wake as of today? What do you want it to be? I chose fairy dust, because I value story, imagination and creativity. When fairy dust is left behind it is used to create something magical.  I chose the silver […]

Lent Day 6: I Want To Hold Your Hand

The Lord looks down in love,  bending over heaven’s balcony,  looking over all of Adam’s sons and daughters. He’s looking to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, any who are searching for God and wanting to please him…Psalm 14:2 TPT My dad was 42 when I was born. Unfortunately, he passed away when […]

Lent Day 5: Ritual Religion vs. Right Relationship

Several years ago I signed up to take Karate. I wanted to learn how to defend myself against enemies and exercise, in an effort to keep this “temple of the Holy Spirit” healthy and whole. What started out with good intentions, quickly turned into a system of rules that riddled me with fear of failure […]

Lent Day 4: Wrapped-Up

“God, your wrap-around presence is my protection, and my defense…” Psalm 7:10 (The Passion Translation) I see a theme emerging this Lenten season.  I sense the Holy Spirit whispering words like: Comforter tucked into pocket And today I am adding “wrapped-up” to that list.  These are not new words but I feel that a deeper […]

Lent Day 3: Altar Pieces

What would it look like for us to lay out the pieces of our lives on the altar each morning and wait for God’s fire to fall upon our hearts? What pieces do we lay at Christ’s feet? Do we lay our garments and palm fronds like the Palm Sunday crowd? Are we fickle followers […]