When Ruins Sing...

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


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 and perfect will of God.” […]


“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James 2:10)  “Mercy triumphs over judgement.” (James 2:13b)    In 2010 I went on my first mission trip to Brazil.  My 3 major take aways were:   1)Truth is Truth, in every language!  God’s Word speaks to the heart of HIS […]

How Many Sins Are Too Many?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23   “But God showed  HIS great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” Romans 5:8   “If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  […]


“I will destroy the idols and put an end to the images in Memphis…” (Ezek 30:13) I recently ran the St. Jude Half Marathon.   As I ran along the river pounding the pavement to my iPod on random shuffle, I was blessed by the song “Fields of Grace”.  I looked up to the heavens with tear stained cheeks gratefully […]

Email To the Physician

  I wish that I could say that this was a deep letter that I wrote to The Great Physician but it is not,  although I pray everything I do is for HIS Glory.  This is the actual email that I sent to my mom’s oncologist.  As I wrote the letter,  I realized it was also a wake up call […]

Trash for Glory

Phil 3:8-“What is more, I continue to consider all these things to be a loss for the sake of what is far more valuable, KNOWING THE MESSIAH, JESUS , MY LORD!  It is because of HIM that I have experienced the loss of all those things.  Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah!” During a recent […]

Hospital Hope

1 Cor 1:3-4-“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” For all of you who have spent anytime living in a recliner […]


Ephesians 3:14 (The Message) “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth.”   On a mission trip to Kenya this past summer I experienced God in some of the most precious and unique ways.  I had the blessing of being the Scripture reader during Bible time […]


Ephesians 2:10-“For we are God’s masterpiece.  HE has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things HE planned for us long ago.” (NLT translation)   I kept searching the internet for a cool colorful background for this blog but never found exactly what I wanted.  It dawned on me that the walls of my house […]

Show and Tell

Psalm 145:4-“Generation to generation they will tell YOUR works and they will show YOUR heroism.” (Aramaic Bible in plain English translation)   We influence those around us whether we like it or not.  We are leaving a legacy and the beauty of knowing that is that we can be intentional about what we want that legacy to be.  Think for […]