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

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 out Scripture that specifically address […]

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 my rib”.  It is one […]

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 these things that we forget […]

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 […]