Meaning in it All

Too many songs I’ve written then forgotten
Too many poems I’ve penned and never read
Bereaving of a song
Sand through my fingers, gone
How will they ever be…
The days, the lines gone into documentation
The waste of time, times two, I’ve told myself
But it’s a warring thought
Against my spirit, Not
Another day distraught
(There is)
Meaning in it all
A purpose and a call
Awaiting time to shine
Awaiting darker nights
Where only I can sing 
Into their suffering
Revealing You in me…The meaning in it all
   When they mine my grave
   For the treasure never spent (treasure never spent)
   They’ll sadly walk away
   For eternity
   Has all of me

classic cars ~ close up

just somethin’ to look at when you stop by my site. somethin’ super fun! no, …wicked cool, mouth-watering, confusing and mesmerizing.

below are a few of my fave photos taken at a cruise-in (held by haggen’s in tualtin, oregon) by this amazing artist i heard about, bruce bebb. here’s a website displaying more of his artwork: only these shots are fused w/some funky filter-photoshop action (courtesy of ricky russ). this creative duo will leave you wondering what the heck you’re even viewing…in a good way. bruce is not just a wonder at photography, but dang good at writing posts about his excursions. WORTH a checkin’ out.




a children’s song for art time

You’re Mine, I’m Yours

so i’ll be teaching these precious lil guys (8 of ’em + 1 girl) and thought – how cool would it be to sing a song together about God creating us like art projects…as we prep for or make art projects ourselves? so this is what God’s given me so far … inspired by these scriptures:

* I will be your God and you will be my people

* I knit you together in your mother’s womb

* I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

i’m still workin on the melody ~ my mom said it sounds jewish, like “Jehovah Jirah” – not what i was aiming for!


I’m your project

A work in progress

You’re creative

You have created me

You’re my Master

I’m your masterpiece

You’re creative

You have created me

Take the scissors Lord

Cut away all my sin

Make me beautiful

No matter where I’ve been

You are Mine (all mine)

I’m Yours (all yours) (x4)

(I’m) Made in Your image

(so) I can do all things

You’re creative

You have created me (x2)

All things hold together

When you are the glue

Each of us special

Each of us sparkle in you

You are Mine (all mine)

I’m Yours (all yours) (x2)

You’re mine

(each of us special, each of us sparkle)

I’m Yours

(each of us special, each of us sparkle) (x2)

tag for all:

Each of us special

Each of us sparkle in you

raising the bar, pt.1 “a blameless worship team”

titus 1:6-9

An elder (overseer) must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. For an elder must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money. Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught”

raise the bar

this specifically addresses elders, but let’s consider the possibility that it was written for a more general audience, ministers & leaders in the church. if i’m on a worship team, i’m not just an artist, i’m a minister, right? i stand on the same platform Continue reading

where photography & electricity get busy

classic cars have never looked so fantastically modern.

HUGE “kudos” to my dad, photographer extrordiaire & entrepreneur, my mom, his beautiful assistant, and my design master, web-savvy husband for starting a cool new site, a cool new business & honestly, a cool new art-form!

his original shots just burst with color and creativity (, & this new site ( has taken his photography to a whole nutha level.



h e r e!

comfort zoning, cartoon poetry and a rhythmic charge to reach out

it’s time to help someone. time to open your eyes to a person in need. you can’t keep sitting inside your air conditioned house day after day. search out people who are not in your sphere of influence – burst the sphere, & venture into another demographic, even for a half hour this week. you can do it. that half hour could literally mean the world to someone.

anyone can love someone who loves them. but to show love to someone who you don’t even know – who doesn’t like you – or is in some way different from who you’d normally approach – to show genuine love to someone like this is honorable. it is what each of us ought to do, with compassion and love. Lord knows i need to more.

i came across this artist, peter nevland, a few weeks ago & his animated nature & humor grabbed my att’n. at 1st, i thought he was this crazy, outspoken shaggy-lookin’ guy & almost abandoned. but his content kept me listening…until i appreciated how different he was in his approach to art & poetry. search him on youtube or check out his site. give him a few clicks. you’ll see.

meanwhile, here’s a cartoon video of a more serious piece he wrote {from experience}, about reaching beyond our comfort zones to just be available for anyone in need. so click below, relax & get uncomfortable.