When Ruins Sing...

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

Meaningful Questions

Meaningful Questions Someone can invite, hug and show us to a seat of honor, but if they never ask us a MEANINGFUL QUESTION have they really shown that we MEAN ANYTHING to them? An invitation means nothing if we are not truly welcomed. A hug is as piercing as a slap in the face when […]

What You Mean To Me…

We watched the movie I’m Not Ashamed last night.  It is Rachel Scott’s faith story, as taken from her journals and eye witness accounts to her life and the mass school shooting that took place in 1999 at Columbine High School. Rachel lived her life out loud for Christ while wrestling in her faith walk.  She had […]

Lent Day 7: Snail Trails and Fairy Dust

We all leave something in our wake. What do you think you are leaving in your wake as of today? What do you want it to be? I chose fairy dust, because I value story, imagination and creativity. When fairy dust is left behind it is used to create something magical.  I chose the silver […]

2017 My 10th Year

Happy New Year 2017! I want to kick this year off celebrating God and His faithfulness. For those who have been traveling alongside me for sometime now, you know a little of My History .(Click “My History” for the link to this blogs Welcome! page ) This is the beginning of my 10th year of freedom! I […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 20

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 20 Day 20 on this hindsight journey is coming to a close.  I opened up a journal from this past year to get some gold and God did not disappoint.  He reminded me of an idea HE gave me, one I have definitely dropped the ball on. However, God ideas […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 4

We are on day 4 of this 31 day journey looking backward before moving forward into 2017! If you are new today, checkout days 1 through 3 for the foundation of this hindsight writing challenge. I pray you leave encouraged and inspired to start your own year-end review. In looking back, I hope you are […]

(Week 35) Waters Bluff: What’s in your wake?

Story behind the Painting: My oldest son, Jake, works for an awesome company, Waters Bluff.  The picture below is of their warehouse/office. Recently they commissioned me to paint a 3 piece acrylic panel to grace their walls. They had Jake send me a picture of a “bluff”, as inspiration for this creation. The above collage […]

“Lent Challenge: Push Publish” February 12

On Ash Wednesday this week, our 8th grade small group met.  Right now we are going through some of the amazing chicks in God’s Word. Each girl picked their chick at the end of 2015.  As 2016 kicked off, we have had an 8th grader present their “God chick” each Wednesday. Hannah was the topic […]

(Week 5) “Owl” Always Love You!: Sharing Some Momma Wisdom for My Daughter’s 17th Bday

Always Remember “HOO” you are and “HOO’s” you are! I picked up that wise momma saying from Lysa Terkeurst years ago at a “She Speaks” conference.  Of course, she spelled it correctly but I wanted to capitalize on the painting I did for Virginia for her b-day present. (Painting #5 for 2016 to accompany the […]

My Day 15 of 500 Words: A Letter to my Boys

We recently had a youth pastor live with us for a year.  He turned 21 while in our home.  He is young in age but he also has wisdom that is God-given. However, God always has MORE in store and we always have room to learn and grow. I see him like a son; therefore […]