Growing Your Beautiful Life

Psalm 103:2 – Patience reveals God’s Benefits

Bless the Lord, oh my soul
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, oh my soul
And forget not all His benefits!

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Happy Ways to Start the Day

This song came on my radio this morning. It made me smile and I danced around the living room (yes even at 61, I’m silly). What a fun way to start my day!

What do you do to start your day with a smile? Let’s share ideas and get happy! #happiness

Psalm 103: Part 1

This is the first video for our exploration of Psalm 103! I’m so excited to present this to you. I hope you get something good from it, some new idea or inspiration. Please feel free to comment or share. God loves you and so do I!!

“Bless the Lord, oh my soul …”

All Means All

Starting Saturday, January 7, 2021, I’ll be offering a personal exploration of Psalm 103. Join me as we consider how ALL that is within us is used as a blessing. No stone unturned. No one left behind.

Our beautiful lives grow as we learn to accept ourselves the way God accepts us – completely!

Ready to Grow!

Have you ever known what you wanted but you weren’t sure how to get started? Or have you started something and gotten stuck along the way? Welcome to the club!

I’ve let this site sit dormant but did not let it go. Now I’m back and ready to grow … with you! It’s 2021 and I’d love for us to explore our DNA together. No, this isn’t an ad for Ancestry (although it’s a cool site). I’m talking about our Spiritual DNA. Our Divine Natural Abilities.

Let’s play some games, use our tools and dialogue together to identify our Spiritual DNA. Then let’s activate what lies dormant in us.

I’m re-activating this website as my step one. What action step will you take toward Growing Your Beautiful Life?

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What Mountains?

Move mountains?  I don’t see any mountains!

Our topic is doubt. What doubt? The doubt that sneaks in and convinces you that you cannot accomplish your goal. The doubt that tells you you’re not enough. That creeping vine that wraps around your dream and squeezes tighter every day.

Here’s the good news:  Even the weed of doubt becomes a seed for progress when you recognize its purpose. Doubt is just you crying out to yourself for encouragement and love!

In this series we’ll explore how to embrace doubt and put it in the hands of the One who turns all things good. Through prayer, meditation, and some easy exercises, your doubt will turn from a weed to a seed, working in your favor.

When I started my research on doubt, I began in the Bible. This verse prompted me to action:

“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.”

What mountains do you see in your way? Are you ready to move them? Move from doubter to doer and watch that landscape take a brand new form.

The Time is Now

I just watched the movie, “I Am Jane Doe.”  I cannot help but be ashamed of our lack of true support for the most vulnerable people in our communities. There should be no question that sex trafficking – especially of children, but certainly of anyone – is tolerated in the United States or around the world. But let’s start by cleaning up our own back yard.

To anyone who knows better than me about how this all works, let me know how I can help.

#GrowingYourBeautifulLife supports #iamjanedoe and the fight against sex trafficking. Please watch this important film: and join the stand again the for-profit rape of children and adults in the U.S. and beyond. Our internet freedoms should not override the safety of the most vulnerable of people. #TheTimeIsNow


Our Life, A Masterpiece

Hello friends. I’ve been gone awhile (more about that later). While I have not been writing, other bloggers have been producing insight, at, and thoughtful dialogue. Here is a post from Mark Weston’s “Heartland” series. If you like it -as I expect you will- please check out his blog, “Paradigm Shift” to read more.


In the deep recesses of my mind, tucked in a well-protected crevasse is Heartland. Memories of my boyhood reside there. It is a place where a boy’s picturesque view of his world makes time stand still. I do not often go there, but when I do a warm memory always welcomes me. Let’s go there now. A memory of my boyhood is waiting for us.

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Northwest of the town square, past the bank, water tower, and United Methodist Church a modest, two story white house rests on a corner lot. My friend John’s aunt lives here. On the west side of the house, an enclosed stairway leads to a second floor apartment. With eager anticipation, John and I climb the steep stair steps.

At the precise moment our feet touch the top step, a “C’mon in boys, there’s work to do” greets us.

Waving us in, fussing with his…

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Celebrate Love

Valentine’s Day has always been a day for lovers … hand-holding, shnooky-shnooky, nose-rubbing types of lovers. Husbands and wives. Boyfriends & girlfriends. “Will you marry me?”  “Do you take this man…?”

That’s what it was for me for awhile. Because that’s what I decided it would be.

But wait. Last I checked, there’s no law defining this particular day of the year. No legislative regulation about February 14 in the good ol’ U.S.A.

So while traditions are wonderful and fun and inspiring when they work, let’s not allow our clinging to tradition to cast a shadow on a beautiful day.  Love is everywhere!  Lonely?  Visit a garden!  Isolated?  Take a walk at the park and listen to the birds!  God has given us a beautiful world. So choose to live a beautiful life on February 14 just like you do any other day. Do it for you. Do it for LOVE! Love Everywhere

Illustrate to Motivate!

This VISION JAR helps me remember why I’m saving money!

In my studies on human behavior – and in my personal-development journey – I have learned that there are three main learning styles:  Visual (seeing), Auditory (hearing), and Kinesthetic (doing).  Most people have a preference for one or another, or a combination of the three depending on the learning context. I’m primarily a visual learner. This idea is for the visual learners among us.

First, how do I know I’m a “VIsual”? By paying attention. Here are some clues:

  • When I’m introduced to a new group of people, I struggle to remember names that are told to me…unless people are wearing name tags or someone gives me a list of names ahead of time. I will recognize your face, I will connect the written name with your face. Visual me.
  • Remember the story problems in math class? When my kids needed help with theirs, they’d read them to me out loud. Useless. I’m good at math, but auditory learning isn’t my strength. So I’d say, “bring me the book and let me see it.” Then, I’d understand in a minute. Visual.
  • The boss says, “Connie, why didn’t you do XYZ with QRS and GHI?”  I look at her blankly. What? “I told you yesterday…”  But I didn’t write it down. I never saw the detailed instruction – only heard it. I’m Visual, and I need to write things down and look at them to stay on track.

Sound familiar?  If so, you might be a Visual too. And if you are, you’ll benefit from this concept: “Illustrate to Motivate”!

There are many ways to use this:

  • Goals & Meditation: While meditating, visualize your goals. What does your ideal professional look like? If you were watching your dream vacation as a movie, what would you see? How would it look if you had not financial restraints and could live the way you really want to?
  • Vision Board: Cut or print out pictures and words that represent your goals and dreams, and put them on a poster or cork board. Seeing images of your desires creates a dynamic energy to propel you forward.
  • Vision Jar (pictured at the top of this post):  If saving money is a challenge for you, it might be that the process lacks the visual quality you need to maintain motivation. Cover your Coin Jar or Piggy Bank or even your Bank Book with pictures and words of the things you’re saving for – because it’s not about the money, it’s about what the money will help you achieve.

Use these yourself, with your children, at work or in your church. You know the saying: “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” So live by it, and Illustrate to Motivate!

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God bless, have a wonderful day, and keep on Growing Your Beautiful Life!