When Ruins Sing...

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

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, to be themselves and express […]

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 diagnosis and simply made memories. […]

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 and perfect will of God.” […]

A HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION

“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.”  […]

WALKING IN MEMPHIS

“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 […]

FULL HANDS/FLAT KNEES

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 […]