Flourish Daybook for March


The days are getting warmer and longer. The sun is shining just a little bit brighter. And all of nature is reawakening in beauty and splendor! It’s springtime in Georgia and I am delighted! Outside my window…the trees are breaking forth in many beautiful shades of green, The tulip trees, Bradford pear trees, redbuds, and […]

What Are Your Graces, Gifts & Talents? – CALTF Episode 012

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

Each of us has been given gifts and talents from the Lord. Though they seem to come easily or naturally to us, we must remember that He has graced us with them. In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about how your graces, gifts and talents can point you in the direction of your God-given purpose. […]

10 Benefits of Creativity

benefits of creativity

Are you tapping into the creativity that is on the inside of you and expressing yourself with something made by your own hands on a regular basis? If not, I hope this post will convince you to do so. Because as you will see, there are tremendous benefits to your entire being! From my own experience, […]

Get Healthy & Fit for Spring

Becoming Healthy & Fit | Flourish | alishagratehouse.com

It’s officially spring and time to put away the bulky sweaters, sweatshirts and hoodies. But as you peel back all those layers, you might discover a little bit more flesh there than there used to be. So if you’re in need of a little motivation and encouragement to get healthy and fit, then I’ve got […]

Your Passion Will Lead You to Your Purpose – CALTF Episode 011

Creating a Life That Flourishes Podcast

Passion is a strong, compelling emotion that produces zeal and excitement. It is an intensity that you feel about things that are important to you. Passion is connected to desire, but it is stronger, more forceful, and undeniable. In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about how important it is that you discover your […]

Irish Blessing Free Print

Irish Blessing - 400

It’s the time of year in which those of us with Irish heritage get to show our “Irish pride.” My family has traced our ancestry (the Dooley/O’Dooley family) as far back as 1694 in Ulster, Ireland, So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I have created a free 8×10 printable of an old Irish Blessing […]

Spring Art Course for Kids, Teens, and Moms Too!

Springtime Splendor Collage - 600

The magic of springtime is in the air! Flowers are blooming, songbirds are singing, bees are buzzing, The whole earth displays the splendor of the Lord! No other time of year is quite like spring. Everything is alive again and each day seems to bring a fresh new promise of beauty and hope! The sun’s a […]

10 Ways to Nourish Your Soul

Young woman reading book drinking tea on comfortable couch at home

Are you intentionally nourishing your soul? If not, I want to encourage you to take some time today to think about the things minister life, peace and joy to you, then set aside some time to pursue them on a regular basis. When I speak about the soul, I am not referring to your spirit […]

God Is In You

God Is In Her - cream frame

If there is something that’s hindering you from following and fulfilling God’s plan for your life, then I want to encourage you to get rid of it. The Lord’s purpose for you is far more important than your fear of failure, self-doubt, hurtful words or actions of others, or discouragements and disappointments of the past. You were […]