How to Live a Peaceful Life?

This world is too loud. Not nature. We humans. Many of us fill our days with so much noise and very little intentional silence. When I walk through my local forest preserve and my neighborhood pathway that is enclosed with trees – it is quiet. It is peaceful. Sure, there are birds singing a new song, squirrels scurrying across fallen leaves as they carry out their nut burying business, and mallards quacking and paddling at the pond – but nevertheless, it feels calm. It is refreshing.  There is no yelling on TV about “those democrats” and “those republicans” – shout … Continue reading How to Live a Peaceful Life?

F* the Highlight Reel

I have wanted to get that statement out into the open for a while. & it feels soooo good. Feels extremely good to be honest.

F* the highlight reel.

Many times we go through this life sugar coating crumbling realities. Your world can be truly falling apart – you can be barely holding it together and still you force the smile and force the one liner response “I’m doing good”. But like are you really? 

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Social Media: We Need Boundaries

I have studied myself. I have observed those around me. There is a clear smartphone takeover underway that make me very uncomfortable and concerned. We are trading in person giggles and heart to hearts  for the constant feed of content. The pressure to share, post, watch, wait, and respond is insane and quite frankly – I am overrrr it! I have been asking the Lord to make my life so enjoyable in the real world that Instagram becomes an after thought and an overflow of the abundance I am experiencing in the real physical world. The Lord has heard my prayer. My life is becoming fuller and fuller – the favor of the Lord, guiding of the Holy Spirit, and self control (a fruit of the Spirit) – has sponsored this movement in my life.

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Make a Spring Cleaning Listing

Hi Friends! The Marie Kondo way of life has made it’s way into homes all over the world! We have the Netflix series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” to thank for the decluttering frenzy currently underway!

I wonder if you are one of the ones scurrying off to make piles of clothes that no longer “spark joy”?  If so, – what are you going to do with that pile?

I have a thought!

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Taking Time for a Slow Spring

Welp! Spring is just around the corner and I am soooooo ready for it! I want to sit outside, lean my head back, and close my eyes while I listen to the voices of my boys in the background. Step back into the early 90s where time seemed to move slower. Where you could go out and play freely without a device attached to you and you lived by the rule of “Come home before the street lights come on.” There was an element of faith that we had back then that seems to be disappearing today. The faith that … Continue reading Taking Time for a Slow Spring

Trader Joe’s Yellow Rose Arrangement

Hi Friends! A ray of sunshine is conveniently located on my kitchen table! I understand that “sharing is caring” so I have done my best to capture the beauty for your enjoyment. I hope it makes you smile. Items Used: 2 dozen yellow roses $11 (Trader Joe’s) 10 filler stock stems $4 (Trader Joe’s) 1 Pitcher $2 (thrifted) When arranging flowers please don’t feel that you have use an official vase. Arranging is an art. To bring structure to the arrangement I used tape to make grid boxes . Blessings, Lonisa Continue reading Trader Joe’s Yellow Rose Arrangement