The Legacy of a Lifetime

Recently I said goodbye to my dear parents. My father, Charles Leverett, passed away a month ago from COVID, and my mother, Linda Leverett, passed a few days later. Mom and Dad were deeply in love through all of their years together. They celebrated 64 years of marriage this last Christmas and their love neverContinue reading “The Legacy of a Lifetime”

The Art of Hospitality

Recently I flew to Arizona for a couple of weeks to have some much needed girlfriend time. I am blessed to have a few close friends that I can just be me with. Leslie, also known as the Bohemian Sprout, is one of those friends. Whenever I visit Leslie she always makes me feel likeContinue reading “The Art of Hospitality”

What Season Are You In?

Picture taken at a Tea Farm in Kenya, Africa Life is full of seasons. We have exciting, happy seasons and we have dark and gloomy seasons. Sometimes we are in a season of “same ole, same ole” where nothing exciting or bad is going on in our lives. Whatever season you find yourself in, thisContinue reading “What Season Are You In?”

Love Yourself

It’s so important that we all learn to love and accept ourselves. There is only one you and only you can fulfill your destiny. Don’t allow the negative thoughts you have or what someone else might say hold you back from becoming the most amazing “you” that you can be. You can do so muchContinue reading “Love Yourself”

The Value of a Hug

It’s been proven that babies need to be touched in order to be healthy. Even if they are well fed and kept clean, they might not survive if they don’t have loving hands to embrace them. We all need to feel that touch that says, “I love you,” or “I accept you,”or “You are importantContinue reading “The Value of a Hug”

Sugar, One of My Biggest Enemies

I have without a doubt discovered one of my biggest enemies. Yep, it’s sugar. I’d heard for years how bad sugar was for my body, how it feeds cancer cells, etc. But like many others, I thought I don’t eat “that much” sugar so it can’t really hurt me. Unfortunately sugar is in just aboutContinue reading “Sugar, One of My Biggest Enemies”

My Word for 2016

I’m not sure who started the “Word for the Year” thing, but a friend/leader encouraged me to come up with a word for this year. I really thought about it and even prayed about it. I felt that I should go with the word “focus”. I get so busy with so many different areas ofContinue reading “My Word for 2016”

Learning To Simplify

Why do we think everything has to be picture perfect before we invite someone over for dinner? Possibly many reasons. For some, it’s because that’s how they grew up. For others, it’s because they are trying to impress, or maybe they just don’t feel like what they have or even who they are is goodContinue reading “Learning To Simplify”

The Me I Want to Be

Do you wish everyone liked you? We are all born with an innate desire to not only be loved, but liked. Some personalities don’t seem to care if everyone likes them as long as the people important to them do. On the other hand, people with a personality similar to mine strongly desire for everyoneContinue reading “The Me I Want to Be”

Change, A Time for Growth

Change can be so hard. Right now my husband and I are facing a very difficult change in our lives. Our daughter and son-in-law (who is like a son) and our three precious little grand-daughters are getting ready to move to Colorado. We have been so blessed to have them live here in Florida justContinue reading “Change, A Time for Growth”