When Ruins Sing...

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

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 snail trail, because it reminds […]

Lent Day 6: I Want To Hold Your Hand

The Lord looks down in love,  bending over heaven’s balcony,  looking over all of Adam’s sons and daughters. He’s looking to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, any who are searching for God and wanting to please him…Psalm 14:2 TPT My dad was 42 when I was born. Unfortunately, he passed away when I was only 21. He […]

Lent Day 5: Ritual Religion vs. Right Relationship

Several years ago I signed up to take Karate. I wanted to learn how to defend myself against enemies and exercise, in an effort to keep this “temple of the Holy Spirit” healthy and whole. What started out with good intentions, quickly turned into a system of rules that riddled me with fear of failure and mental bondage that made […]

Lent Day 4: Wrapped-Up

“God, your wrap-around presence is my protection, and my defense…” Psalm 7:10 (The Passion Translation) I see a theme emerging this Lenten season.  I sense the Holy Spirit whispering words like: Comforter tucked into pocket And today I am adding “wrapped-up” to that list.  These are not new words but I feel that a deeper meaning is on the horizon. […]

Lent Day 3: Altar Pieces

What would it look like for us to lay out the pieces of our lives on the altar each morning and wait for God’s fire to fall upon our hearts? What pieces do we lay at Christ’s feet? Do we lay our garments and palm fronds like the Palm Sunday crowd? Are we fickle followers when popular opinion sways away […]

Lent Day 2: Making Room For The New Harvest

I love Leviticus. I know that sounds incredibly weird to most. God continues to show me fractals of Jesus throughout the Old Testament. Layers I could have never discovered on my own are supernaturally peeled back. The Holy Spirit divinely dances over the written word and it is like watching cream rise to the top.  “You will have such a […]

Lent Day 1: More Than a Lifestyle Makeover

Today marks the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday.  The ash crosses marking many are messy memorial stones of our hopeless humanity redeemed at the cross.  When I allow myself to linger in Lent, I am mesmerized by the mercy of The Master, not demoralized by the depth of my depravity.  Lent is not a season of shame; it is […]

“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 of our conversation this week […]