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

Show Your Gold – #4 Lent Painting

If we look for dirt, we will find it. If we look for GOLD, we will find that too. Which filter is our normal go-to? I am having a blast playing with this new art technique, pour painting, and today’s masterpiece has layers of meaning. “Show Your Gold” represent some of my history but it also declares my destiny, your […]

Driving Ambition

Chewing on Luke 20 and 2 Cor. 5 this morning. Jesus tells us to be aware of self-righteous leaders and not to follow their example. We still respect them as people and treat them kindly; yet He tells us not to do what they do. Man-made tradition is not always synonymous with God’s truth! Lord, please show me what this […]

Narrative Re-Writer

Pondering The Book of Ruth: The Book of Ruth offers hope to anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in. The odds were stacked against Ruth in the culture she lived in BUT GOD chose the least likely as a link in the lineage of Christ. The parts of our story that we think disqualify us may be […]

Fireworks: UP and OUT

LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT UP THE SKY… Inspired by a friend’s blog and the short video her son created, I was awestruck by the Godly wisdom tucked into the framework of fireworks. Fireworks shoot up and then out. This reminds me to connect UP to God FIRST and then out to others SECOND. Sounds like a cross shape to me. How […]

Fear Fractured

Fear is real; although, what we fear may not be. In other words, fear appears to be dictated by perception, NOT NECESSARILY REALITY. Let me explain my thesis in light of personal experience. It was 1996 and our lives were on the cusp of the great unknown. Nestled up in my safe, sweet-spot, spooning my husband (as much as you […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 6

(Cliffhanger continued from Day 5…) ***Check out yesterday’s post to catch up by clicking the link here: 31 Days of Hindsight: Day 5 ____________________________________________________________ 31 Days of Hindsight: Day 6 You would have thought that Jacob’s encounters with the angel of the Lord would have empowered and emboldened him beyond FEAR; yet, he still fell into fear-traps, causing him to […]

Tailgating In Our Generation

**I shared this post recently on a local community site, Ourcityonahill.net, and wanted to share it on my personal blog as well. I hope you enjoy:) Tailgating In Our Generation It is that time of year again. You can hear the roar of a Saturday stadium in every college town. Houses all over America put out their flags and bring out […]

Spiritual Truths We Can Learn From Our Pets (Week 37)

Story Behind the Painting: Meet Bella! Several months ago, one of my best friends asked me to paint her yellow lab.  I saved the project to surprise her for her birthday. Happy birthday sweet Melissa:) LYLAS! If you look back through my art gallery, you will see several pet portraits in acrylic.  Bella is the first watercolor.  My artistic process […]

“Don’t Ignore the Red Flags” by Katie Wilson

Proverbs 22:3 (ESV) The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. My head was under water; I could barely hold my son above the waves. I didn’t know what to do. While we were only 10 feet from the safety of the shore, the riptide kept us from getting there. I wish […]

(Week 31) Tutwiler Revival

  Story behind the paintings: Above is the new home for my latest creations! Do you recognize the neutral cinderblock walls? Can you recall from days gone by (if in your 40s, now like me) or can you see them now (in your young adulthood) from a dorm room twin bed? My friend is taking her only daughter to college […]