About Deborah Stephan

Hi there, my name is Deborah Stephan. I am an artist, a poet, spiritual director and group facilitator with Shellseekers Art + Soul Workshops. I write and paint stories about my own journey through life.

I am not by nature a minimalist. This blog is an experiment in the discipline of minimal writing: a five-word poem, the essence of daily life. The ‘The Pink Bird’ backstory carries what is the undisciplined wild part of me just living the ‘Pinkness’ of the abundant life we are given. It would make me feel right downright at home if readers would contribute their own 5 word stories in the comments.

I will sing a new song…

Book of Psalms


Cageless Birds “Strength”



The Deep Deep Love of Jesus


Oceans by Hillsong United