When Ruins Sing...

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

MAKING SENSE OF THINGS THAT DON’T MAKE SENSE

“…you won’t go wrong in following their teachings…But be careful about following them. They talk a good line, but they don’t live it. They don’t take it into their hearts and live it out in their behavior. It’s all spit-and-polish veneer.” ref. Matthew 23:1-3, The Message Have you ever wrestled with making sense of things that don’t make sense? Have […]

FREEZE FRAME

Psalm 139:15-16 15) My FRAME was not hidden from you, when I was being made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16) Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. I am a product of […]

COLOUR CONFERENCE 2014: BRINGING IT HOME-CITY SERVE

“BUT MARY TREASURED UP ALL THESE THINGS AND PONDERED THEM IN HER HEART!” LUKE 2:19 I was blessed to go to the Colour Conference 2014 this past March in Sydney, Australia. Colour is a Hillsong Women’s Conference that began in 1997 and continues annually to gather, equip, and mobilize God’s global daughters! I was a last minute addition to a […]

REDEFINING “HUNGOVER”

ACTS 5:30-The God of our father’s raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging on a tree. (ESV) JOHN 19:30-When Jesus had received the sour wine, HE said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up HIS spirit.(ESV)   I have often asked the Lord to REDEFINE things that have a bad connotation in my life or in […]

STIRRED-UP INFLUENTIAL RELIGIOUS WOMEN (INCITER)

ACTS 13:45, 50 45-But when some of the Jews saw the crowds, they were JEALOUS; so they slandered Paul and argued against whatever he said. 50-Then the Jews STIRRED UP the INFLUENTIAL RELIGIOUS WOMEN and the leaders of the city and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town.   STIRRED UP INFLUENTIAL RELIGIOUS […]

Mission Memories in Memphis

“Then The Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals for you are standing on holy ground. I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groans and have come down to rescue them. Now go, for I am sending you back to Egypt.’” Acts 7:33-34 This week is the SOS-Service Over Self mission […]

The Fault in Our Stars: Make-A-Wish: Pearl Harbor

Have you seen The Fault in Our Stars? One of the many things that gripped my heart during this film was the reference to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Just 5 days ago I was standing with my family in Pearl Harbor. One of the families on our tour was on a Make-A-Wish trip. The smooth head of a beaming child in […]

Reposting as my heart revisits-“Broken Ribs”

Decided to repost an entry! My heart is still breaking for women world wide who do not see their worth! I recently returned from The Colour Conference at Hillsong. “The Sisterhood” is a term Hillsong uses for their women but it is a term that reflects the heart & spirit of a rising generation of women world-changers! Age, background & […]

VOICES OF THE FAITHFUL IN MY CIRCLE

One of my favorite devotionals is titled, “Voices of the Faithful” by Beth Moore and Friends.  It is a 366-day call to missions!  Beth Moore writes the introduction to each month’s devotions but the daily entries are written by different missionaries serving on the international field.  I recently have been given the opportunity to join a writing team for a […]

PUBLISH HIS GLORIOUS DEEDS AMONG THE NATIONS

PSALM 96:3-“PUBLISH HIS GLORIOUS DEEDS AMONG THE NATIONS. TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE AMAZING THINGS HE DOES.” (NEW LIVING TRANSLATION)   Instead of “you had me at hello”, this verse had me at “PUBLISH”.  I am reading through the Bible this year in the New Living Translation.   Most translations of Psalm 96:3 say “DECLARE” but the NLT says “PUBLISH”.  That […]