When Ruins Sing...

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

To Those Who Have Been Hurt By Christians

To Those Who Have Been Hurt by Christians I love to write and I love to listen to podcasts. I did a 500 word per day writing challenge primarily because of The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins. I am constantly searching for creative or writing podcasts to listen to while running, and I stumbled upon […]

Freedom

Yesterday at my church, Church of the Highlands, we had the most beautiful voice singing a beautiful rendition of a beautiful song! Check it out below. Prepare to be blessed and get ready for a Holy Goosie moment, an arm-hair raiser!  Song at Church of the Highlands Our country may be broken and divided in […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 13

**Check out Day 12 for the prelude to this post! __________________________________________________ 31 Days of Hindsight: Day 13 ***Ok readers, I kid you not! As I was typing the declaration below, I got a text from a sweet sister asking for prayer over an ABUSIVE SITUATION! I promise you that that is not an average text for […]

First Wednesday: John Maxwell

First Wednesday at Church of the Highlands was a beautiful tear-jerker for me last night! From the first chord of “What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong, the floodgates opened on my face! I was a hot mess, and I am crying again just typing this- my cup and eyes overfloweth! **John Maxwell loved well last […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 1

(Rica gets photo creds! I truly didn’t know she was taking a picture but thought this one captured the hindsight theme perfectly!) I am inspired by a dear friend of mine, Toya Poplar, who started a blog series “40 days to 40”, in which she is writing everyday until her 40th birthday.  Although I am well […]

(Week 32) Bama Bound: Let’s Hear It For the Boys

Story Behind the Painting: This watercolor elephant is a graduation present for a friend’s son.  I asked her what I could possibly paint that a freshman boy might actually hang in his dorm and an elephant was the safest, school appropriate bet. Although the title gives it away, the elephant is intended to as well. […]

(Week 25) The Best is Yet to Come

*Thinking about a new format for my weekly painting/post.  I will start with the story behind the painting and conclude with a “take-away” treasure that will hopefully leave a beauty mark on your day! Story behind the painting: Do you know people who truly live like they believe “the best is yet to come?” I […]

(Week 15) Running With The Giants: Half Marathon Day

Running With The Giants #GiantsSeries Sometimes, a message is so significant to where you are in life,  it must be immortalized on the BLOG! When I am internalizing a WORD,  it helps me to rewrite my notes as I digest.  I pray this nourishes you as well; it would have been selfish of me not […]

“He is Still Risen”

Packed House for Jesus on Easter! He is still risen! Sharing my take-aways from church! Good Stuff! Great service: Church of the Highlands: Three Days to Resurrection We can all find ourselves somewhere in the 3 day Easter story, the FRIDAY of pain, the SATURDAY of confusion or the SUNDAY of resurrection. Are you in […]

(Week 12) Easter Offers Reconciliation: Where do you see the greatest need for reconciliation in your life?

Where do you see the greatest need for reconciliation in your liife?

Crocus: They significantly symbolize hope and cheerfulness during the end of winter with their vibrancy covering the foothills of cold and elevated mountains withstanding harsh icy winds thus representing floral resurrection and beginning of spring. (**Read more at Buzzle: What do crocus flowers symbolize?) “Wilderness and desert will sing joyously, the badlands will celebrate and flower— […]