Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

July 4, 2013

The Best Thing I've Read This Week! ~ *

Too often at times my mind is drawn to the immediate thing that needs to be done or looked at and it is pulled away from things which have an eternal value.

I read this post this past week and I cannot forget it..
The girl has a face and smile like many of my girls in past youth groups or summer camps.  Her fortitude, determination, dedication, priorities and most of all, love for Christ is so inspiring and seems so out of place for a young, unmarried, high school graduate girl in our modern time.

Perhaps this is what draws me to return to this post again and again this week and to share it with you, my dear readers.

It convicts me to do more for God and less for myself.  It causes me to look around my world and see what needs to be done, roll up my sleeves, get down on my knees, and serve, and serve much more than myself.

Read this post only if you dare, you may not be left the same as you are right now!  Blessings my friends.

March 31, 2013

On My Work Table

I am taking a class on the Trodden Path 
Art Group
with the ever so talented Heather Murray.
It has helped get me back into 
creating new art
and I am excited!

Plus the fact that I get to visit with two
very artistic friends this Thursday,
I am hoping to return to this blog
more regularly 
with more of my creative adventures.

As always look for my finished projects 
on my studio blog
accessible by clicking the button 
on the top right
of this blog.

May blessings surround you 
on this glorious day
and always,

February 13, 2013

I think the first shape I ever learned to create was the 


I remember folding the paper in half,
tracing a half moon
with the top slanted in
and  voila!
A Heart is born.

But making a heart,
that is quite a different kind of story..

I suppose if you love others,
not for what they give,
but just for being,
give completely of yourself until you have
no more to give,
experience pain,
 a relentless grief,
lose a life dream, 
a hope for your life,
or for one you deeply love,
the sheltering wings
wrap around you,
holding you
until you can stand
know the certainty 
of love and life eternal,

then you have begun making
 an authentic

I think my favorite
artist, poet, musician
says it best..

..For the snow that comes with winter
For the growth that comes from pain
For the joke I can't remember
Although the laughter long remains
For the faith that brought to finish
all I doubted from the start
Lord, I give you praise for all that makes
For the hatching of a heart...

..For the strength that comes
from friendship
For the warmth that comes from hope
For the love time can't diminish
and for the time love takes to grow
And for the moonlight on the water
and the bright and morning star
Lord, I give you praise for all that makes
For the hatching of a heart.

(Rich Mullens)

I love the part in the story of The Grinch
where it says
 "..his heart grew 3 sizes that day."

May your beautiful 
keep growing and becoming!

Happy Valentines Day !