When Ruins Sing...

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

“Write On” in 2014

I am not a big “resolution” person but I do love change! Change is exciting and uncomfortable and inevitable, thus I choose to let Christ orchestrate it while I embrace it! I love to write and journaling is my written prayer life! My word for 2014 is: Unpack! Choosing to fully unpack, take my shoes […]

Rhymers for the Lord-Writing Assignment-“Paint a Picture with Words”

I have friends that have a ministry called Rhymers for the Lord.  They meet once a month to share what God has written on their hearts.  At each gathering they give out a rhyming assignment and people are give an opportunity to share their response.  New people are encouraged to share how they came to […]

Lessons Learned from the Prequel: Before there was EAT PRAY LOVE there was REJOICE PRAY THANKS-REJOICE ENTRY #1

I am truly overwhelmed by JOY and Jesus right now!  This morning was Opening Convocation for my senior and his kindergartener!  In case you did not know, because I did not know the definition of the word, a convocation is simply a “calling together”- a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose.  In […]

Mission Moments: Stories that encourage one to move from the “PEW” to the “DO”

Recently, I was asked to come and share a “Mission Moment” at a ladies Bible Study.  Basically, what that meant was that I was to come and share a testimony of God nudging me to action and what that looked like when I responded in obedience. Much of this past year consisted of Christ walking […]

Lessons Learned from the Prequel: Before there was EAT PRAY LOVE there was REJOICE PRAY THANKS

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   I have spent so much time praying and asking God HIS will for my life and I will continue to converse with HIM about this topic; however, there are gems scattered through […]

BROKEN RIBS AND SHORT RIBS

“When I see what has happened to the young women in the city, the pain breaks my heart.”  Lamentations 3:51   A friend of mine shared a moment from her daughter’s love story.  When the young couple met and began dating, the boy looked at the apple of his eye and said, “I have found […]

Lessons Learned from the Prequel: Wall Working

“I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.  Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” (Nehemiah 6:3)   We live in a world of distractions, distress, destruction, depression, depravity, etc… and the “d’s” could go on.  The enemy wants us to be so consumed with […]

Lessons Learned from the Prequel: The Tiny Doc

“In the beginning God created … And God saw that it was good… God created man in HIS own image… and GOD said to them, “be fruitful and multiply.”(ref. Gen1:1-28) Recently I was a part of a GNO: Girl’s Night Out, in which we brought together teen girls from the community to write, to create, […]

IT’S A REAL LIFE STORY

“I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”(John14:6) Today is Friday and I buried my mom just 5 days ago.   She was 82 and diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer 4 months ago.  My brothers and I went to Memphis every week since her […]

Renewal

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is our spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing […]