Life & Leisure is the little book shelf where I share thoughts about blessings, lessons, tender mercies, favorite quotes and other uplifting things that I stumble across. I also share some of my favorite things, places to visit, and since it’s a bookshelf and I’m a self-diagnosed bibliophile, BOOKS!
Mightier Than The Sword Once upon a time I learned a lie. Maybe you learned it too. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. Have you ever been impaled on someone's rapier wit? Have you felt the brutal sting when someone has said something unkind, thoughtless, or even ... Read More about Easy Chalkboard Sticks and Stones For The Most Beautiful Words
It's nearly spring, and the world is filled with hope and promise! Easter is just a few weeks away, and I find myself reflecting on the changes that I've made over the past year, and those that I'd like to make in the coming year. Grace shall be as your day This line is from one of my favorite ... Read More about Grace Shall Be As Your Day!
Loving Yourself Now is Essential For Success When we're working toward personal wellness goals like weight loss, many of us find ourselves wishing and longing to change. Change is amazing! I believe that "becoming" is the whole reason we're here! But in that quest to become, sometimes we lose ... Read More about Three Reasons You Need to Love Yourself Now
Their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matt. 13:15) I'm a big proponent of personal responsibility. I feel ... Read More about Christ in Christmas
Every moment has its pleasures and its hope. ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park An Imperfect Gift One of my favorite things about being back in school is learning new things and pushing myself to do things that are uncomfortable for me. My Professional Presentations class has pushed me more than most, ... Read More about Feed Your Soul
When I was little, we would often go and visit my grandparents in Morgan. My great-grandmother lived about a block away, in the basement of my second-cousin’s house. My cousin and I would play together, and then when we got too hot or tired, we’d creep downstairs to visit Grandma Kygar. Her ... Read More about The Gift of Time