Illuminating Yellow and Grey Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, and Bathroom

A quick peek at some of the latest products from the Life in Bloom zazzle store. Featuring the top two Pantone colors of 2021- Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray– this collection of home decor includes modern, geometric triangles and diamond shapes in abstract patterns. Many of the items can be monogrammed to make them uniquely your own. The collection contains everything from Kitchen-

To Living Room and Bedroom-

and Bathroom

Click link to buy

Keep Bloomin’ in Him,

No longer a “Latchkey Kid”

Hello beautiful Woman of God. I hope you had a week as amazing as you are ! We serve an awesome God, don’t we? He blesses us even in the middle of difficult circumstances. I know that I count my blessings every day and have learned not to take anything for granted in this season.

I have been thinking a lot lately about my past and how it has shaped me to be the woman I am today. I was raised by a single mom. My dad died when I was young and my mom went from a stay at home mother to a full- time sole income provider. It was an adjustment for everyone.

It was the 80’s (yes I know my avatar does not look like a middle- aged woman :P), and I was termed what was called “a latch- key kid.” In other words, I was left alone (with my younger brother) after school and at lunch time during the week to fend for myself. It was quite a common thing back in the day and I did pretty well all things considered. I learned independence and how to contribute to the household. It is just quite a bit different than the standards of today (just like it surprises me when my mom talks about riding her bicycle around the neighborhood at the age of 5 and being gone all day). Yet, I am sure there were lasting effects.

I do know that all my life I felt something was missing. I was not raised in the church. I was a seeker. I searched the world for a place to belong, to feel accepted, to feel at home. I got into new age religion, alternative medicine, and even joined a Zen Buddhist sangha (their version of church). I tried out almost everything the world offered. I betrayed my body and betrayed my soul. And, (as the song says) I still never found what I was looking for.

I was at rock bottom when I came to Christ. I will spare you all the extraneous details but I was at the end of myself. Nothing I knew worked any more. I had nothing left to lose (almost literally). I gave everything over. There was nowhere else to go but up.

I was in the middle of a storm, in a very hostile environment that tested my resolve and my commitment to change my life. Yet, God lead and I followed. He sent me strong women of faith as mentors and role models. One of them gave me five, FIVE!, pages of scriptures to read about my Identity in Christ. My task was to read each scripture, underline it in my bible, and then pick one scripture a week to meditate on and journal about.

I found out that I am NOT my past. I am NOT my sin. I am NOT any crime or indiscretion committed by me or against me. I have a new identity.

That was so amazing to me. I remember thinking, “Wow! God is my Father. My earthly father passed away but I am not an orphan.” Not only that but God is not a deadbeat Dad. He cares about who I am and what I do (He cares about who you are and what you do.) He knows the struggles I have faced He knows the struggles you have faced too). In fact, it says in scripture:

“I know all that you’ve done. Now I have set before you a wide-open door that none can shut…”

Revelation 3:8 TPT

That did not make sense to me. I thought- “A door? What is the door?” I soon found out the door is a WHO not a What. Christ is the door:

“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.”

John 10:9 ESV

The pasture is all the goodness that our Father offers us as his children. It is not only the physical food and drink he provides but also spiritual food (“Bread of Life”, and “Living Water”). Salvation is not just about going to heaven. The good news of the gospel is that Christ came to set us free. Not just free from sin and death (which in itself is an amazing gift). But, free from illness, free from fear, obligation and guilt (the new FOG in the Kingdom is the Favor of God), free from lack, and free from the past.

I started off this post talking about how the past shaped me into who I am. All of my experiences did impact me. I found out what did not work. I found out what I did not want in my life. Those were very hard- won lessons. I also found out that “the key is not in the world.” Nothing I could do, in my own power, could open the door. It is a free gift from God. Once you accept Jesus into your heart, the door is open. Not only that, you receive the keys to the Kingdom.

But, you don’t have to carry the keys around your neck. You don’t have to let yourself in. You are not left to fend for yourself. You are also not just a guest passing through. You belong. You are seen, heard, and understood. You do not need to beg, or plead, or barely scrape by. You have an identity in Christ and the authority of the believer. Your father is royalty.

So, if your dad (our dad) is the King then that means we are no longer “latchkey kids.” Let’s put on our crowns and sit at the table. The feast is ready!

Keep Bloomin’ in HIM!

ps- go to the homepage to get your free Scripture Coloring Bookmarks and to check out all the new Life in Bloom zazzle store products in the Pinterest feed. I have created some really cool Christian St. Patrick’s Day and Easter products, beautiful gifts for mom, farmhouse chic wooden box signs, and decorative cushions in all the top colors of 2021.

Love like Jesus

Hello, beautiful woman of God. It is Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I have been thinking a lot about love. I am single, not married and do not have any romantic prospects on the horizon. Yet, I love.

I love my son. He is an amazing young man and I am awed by his growth and development (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially). I love my mom and brother. I love my friends. I love my church family.

How do I know about love? I say it is because I am, and have been loved.

It all comes down to this:

1For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift.[a] So now everyone who believes in him[b] will never perish but experience everlasting life. (John 3:16 TPT)

Love, God’s love, is the foundation of my life. Jesus IS the gift. He has given my life so much more purpose, more depth, more meaning, more joy. I have had Valentine’s Days filled with chocolate, flowers, and fancy dinners in the past. I had what the world would call fulfillment- a good education, a career, a relationship. But, inside I was empty. Before I gave my life to the Lord I did not know true love.

So, what does it mean to “Love like Jesus”? Well, it is about partnering with the Holy Spirit and allowing the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness) to grow within you . It is not the kind of love the world celebrates on Valentine’s Day. It does not bring you chocolate or flowers. But, it is oh so sweet, and so fragrant.

Fruit (like fruit of the spirit) starts with a seed, fertile ground, light, fertilizer, and a Gardener. That is what I seek to provide through this blog. We can grow together. We can experience life in full bloom! Through HIM we can become the women we were created to be. Are you ready?

In the next few weeks, we will be exploring different kinds of love (starting with self- love), self- care, fruit of the spirit, and more. Subscribe to my blog so you do not miss anything.

Keep Bloomin’ in HIM,

About Life in Bloom!


Hello, beautiful woman of God. I am Phoenix Grace. I am a mom, a designer, a business owner, and most importantly a Child of God and Daughter of the King. I will be promoting products and services that empower women to be who they were created to be- mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, socially. I seek to help women live life in full bloom!

Authenticity, empowerment, inner/outer beauty, natural health and faith will all be topics on this blog. I would love to hear from you about how I can support you on your journey.

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Keep Bloomin’ in HIM !

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