How Big Would You Dream?

How Big Would You Dream

If you knew you couldn’t fail, how big would you dream? We all have dreams and desires for our lives – things we hope to accomplish and aspire to achieve someday. But the sad reality is that many will live and die and never see those dreams fulfilled. Why? Because it takes more than most […]

Guidelines for Healthy Eating – CALTF Episode 026

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One of the most important factors in becoming healthy and fit is your diet – what you are eating on a regular basis. Did you know that the condition your body is in today is a result of 80% diet, 10% exercise, and 10% heredity? What you eat will account for approximately 80% of your weight loss. So, […]

Flourish Daybook for June


“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ~ Maud Hart Lovelace Ah, the beautiful month of June…I should say, the extremely busy and bustling month of June! This household has been a wee bit crazy this month. Here are a few of the happenings around […]

Be More – Be Who God Created You to Be!

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Life is full of tests, trials, discouragement, and opportunities to quit on the way to fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for your life. In John 16:33 (AMP), the Lord Jesus Himself told us, “In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration….” But thankfully, He didn’t stop there. He continued, “but be of […]

Getting First Things First – CALTF Episode 025

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In order to succeed at anything, you have to establish good habits and slowly eliminate the bad ones. This takes time. The “experts” say it takes 21 days to establish a habit, therefore, you have to take it one day at a time. In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about establishing a foundation for […]

A Collection of Summer Quotes

Collection of Summer Quotes

While planning for my latest mixed media workshop, Celebrate Summer, I began collecting poetry and quotes to add to the art pieces and journals. So, I wanted to make this new collection of summer quotes available to you, my blog reader. I have compiled them for various art journaling and mixed media projects. (There are thirty in all.) […]

Fit and Flourishing – CALTF Episode 024

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3 John 2 (NLT) says, “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” It is God’s will for you to have a strong and healthy body. He is a good God and doesn’t want you to be sick, weak or unhealthy […]

Sweets of Sun and Flower: A Collection of Summer Poetry

collection of summer poetry

Summertime is here and we all know it’s going to be long and hot (well, at least here in the sultry South it will be). The trees are lush with green leaves, flowers are everywhere — all of creation is showing off! So, why don’t you pour yourself a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, sit on the […]

Houses for Your Soul to Live In – CALTF Episode 023

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John Ruskin wrote, “Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts…bright fancies, satisfied memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from you. Houses built without hands for your souls to live in.” Cultivating the soul is about finding what speaks to you – […]

Your Heart’s Theme

you heart's theme

“My heart is overflowing with a good theme…” ~ Psalm 45:1 (NKJ) Do you know what the theme of your heart is? Think about it for a moment. You may not even think you have a theme. You may feel like your life has been one long series of fragmented incidences, disconnected and detached from one […]