When Ruins Sing...

Open your mouth wide and I will fill it with good things...(psalm8110.com)

Risky and Worthy Business

“Could you please step back mam? And may I ask what you are doing?” Stepping out in obedience to God, I braved international travel without the security of my husband, and I somehow managed to stump Customs. How could Customs not know what I was doing?  I confidently moved in, perfectly postured before the machine. […]

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 3

We are on day 3 of this 31 day journey looking backward in an effort to glean, grow and go forward into 2017! If you are new to the journey today, checkout day 1 and 2 for the foundation for this hindsight writing challenge. I pray you leave encouraged and inspired to start your own […]

(Week 8) 5 Lessons I Learned in Prison: Butterflies and Barbed Wire

  5 Lessons I learned in Prison: Butterflies and Barbed Wire   “…All through these difficult days I keep hoping, waiting for the final change—for resurrection…” (Job 14, MSG) Many would call prison a tomb, a dirty pit, a bone collector, a trough for the troubled, or a cell for the shameful. I experienced something […]

(Week 4) View from the Happy Place: Costa Rica 2016

Costa Rica continues… Week 4’s painting is my rendition of the view from the back porch at Carlos and Karla’s house, the Mission House.  The team calls this spot their: HAPPY PLACE I agree with that descriptive title.  And here are some actual pictures from that sweet spot.   If you know me at all, […]

(Week 3) God-Colors in Costa Rica

God-colors in Costa Rica (Week 3) “…You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world…” Matthew 5:14 MSG “Brilla tus colores de Dios” Mateo 5:14 **For all my subscribers, only half of my blog post saved and posted last week, as I prescheduled it to go live while I was in Costa […]

(Week 2) Carrying the GOOD NEWS to Costa Rica: What are we CARRYING in our Oxcart?

I am headed to Costa Rica on a mission trip soon.  I chose the “Costa Rican Oxcart” as the theme of this weeks painting for several reasons: 1: Oxcarts are vessels and they CARRY.  I am a vessel and I CARRY.   “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay […]

WHAT GOOD CAN A LITTLE MORE LOVE DO? A LOT! (still bringing #Catalyst2014 back to my city)

One of my favorite things about Catalyst is that they give a voice to people you may not have heard of, but who are quietly changing the world in the name of Christ, one simple act of kindness at a time! In this case, it is one simple love letter at a time. The girl […]