When Ruins Sing...

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

Fascinating Fingernails: Meaningful Differences 

Years ago while sitting at one of our local little league parks, I got the privilege of people watching some of the finest. I am not a huge sports fan, but I am most definitely a people fan. People fascinate me. I am a question asker by nature with my head on a swivel. So, […]

Meaningful Ink

One of my favorite questions to ask someone is what their “ink” means? I am captivated by the beauty that others see; therefore, asking about their tattoos usually gives me a glimpse through their eyes. I have been invited to the birth of a baby, the graveside of a loved one, and a wedding on […]

GENTalks Episode 20: The Messy Middle

Click Here: GENTalks Episode 20: The Messy Middle in iTunes Due to technical difficulties, episode 20 is being published AFTER Episode 21, although recorded before. This is just part of taking the journey before the people! (see Deut. 10:11) In true GENTalks spontaneous and improv fashion, Kaitlin and Katie have a conversation about “the messy […]

GENTalks Episode 21: Bachelorette Parties and Easter

Click here for iTunes GENTalks: Cross-Generational Conversations Wrestling with some technical difficulties, Kaitlin and Katie are a little late sharing a couple of resent conversations.  The next episodes will be out of order; Easter has come and gone but the time spent together catching up was still priceless and definitely worth sharing. In this episode […]

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 […]

New Art: Wildflowers Hanging From Heaven

Isaiah 61:11 MSG

Eden Reaching for Us: Wildflowers Hanging From Heaven from the “Wild and Wonderful” Collection: #wildandwonderfulcollection A series of wildflower paintings around the theme BEAUTY FROM ASHES. Many species of wildflowers spring up and thrive in soil that is rich in ashes! A wild, beautiful mess emerges from the remains of forest fires. Ruins do sing; […]

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 […]

GENTalks Episode 19: Christian Comparison

Click here for iTunes Podcast link: GENTalks Episode 19: Christian Comparison Kaitlin and Katie discuss Christian Comparison.  Comparison is the thief of contentment and joy and when it crosses over to our faith walk, the enemy of our soul celebrates, while the heart of God breaks. The enemy’s mission has been and will always be, […]

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 […]

GENTalks Episode 18: The Road to She Speaks

Click Here for iTune Link to Podcast Kaitlin and Katie are both headed to the conference “She Speaks”, July 20-22, 2017. *Check out the following link for conference details: http://shespeaksconference.com “God continues to call Proverbs 31 Ministries to encourage and equip women as they communicate God’s Word through writing, sharing their testimonies, leading Bible studies, […]