When Ruins Sing...

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

“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!

#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. […]

The “Why Me” Behind Meaningful Apologies

**This is the last post in “The Story behind the poem – Meaningful Apologies” series.  Scroll past the poem if you have read it already, and pick up with – My “Why ME.” _______________________________________________________________________ **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 […]

The “Why Now” Behind Meaningful Apologies

Photo by “My Life Through A Lens” 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 of […]

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 of 3, 1)WHY, 2)WHY NOW, […]

To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person

*Photo by Ben White on Unsplash To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt By A White Person I shared this post on a local community site, http://www.ourcityonahill.net, but what I didn’t share was the journey that birthed this meaningful apology. I hope that you will join me here over this next week as I share the WHY, WHY NOW, and WHY […]