Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pictorial Idioms


To the moon and back…


Life after death

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Church split...


Cold as ice…


Hanging out together…


Bridge over troubled waters …

`Yvonne L.


It’s Intentional

I am confident enough to believe no matter what situation presents itself, I can have the confident in knowing “All things are working for my good” because it’s “intentional.” I truly believe this. I have seen things forming to work against things I desire for my life, but I refuse to not focus on the situation but on the solution.

I intentionally choose to walk by faith and not by sight. I choose to believe any report in favor of what I desire if it aligns with the perfect will for my life than to believe any report of adversity. It’s intentional, “all things are working for my good” because I believe in the power of words.

Words can build up or tear down. For this reason, I am an encourager. As an encourager of others, I know how to encourage myself as well.

I choose see life as an idealist realistically because my trust is in a higher power and a higher source of inspiration.

It’s intentional.

`Yvonne L.


It’s Official – One Year Anniversary


Well it’s official.  357 posts later, over 12,000 views, I’ve made the

One year mark here at WordPress! Stats, I don’t know that they

mean or what they equate too. Can they really capture the

true value of what one place in his or her work, the hours, time

and  thought-process or what it means to touch one single

soul or inspire at least one?


I remember signing on my first post by saying “Hello World,

I’m here!” I was wondering how anyone would ever know

my blog existed. So, for me, while numbers are important,

just knowing there are others who crossed my path and are

enlightened or inspired by something I might write

is more of importance.


Thanks to each one of you who have followed, commented,

liked, or visited to view “Peaceful Journey.”  While I am proud

of this milestone,  I look forward to many more. I am happy

to have you continue this journey with me.


My blog has evolved, and I have grown in the midst.

I have grown to learn a little more about some of you as well as

witnessed your dedication and diligence. I applaud your efforts

and encourage you to continue pursuing your passions and

fulfill your goals.


Cheers to One Year!


`Yvonne L.



The Mystery Blogger Award


Josh, author of The Jaquar and its Allies blog ( nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award along with nine other bloggers. I am honored whenever any blogger offer my blog an award. I have followed Josh’s blog since our blog connection. His blog is very resourceful for wildlife lovers and those who desire to learn more about the wild and animal preservation.

Thanks Okoto Enigma for creating The Mystery Blogger Award.  The purpose of the blogger award in her words: “An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much passion.”

Three Facts About Me 

  1. I don’t have a favorite color. There are too many to choose from.
  2. I am an ambivert, but I am more comfortable as an introvert.
  3. Sherbert ice cream is my guilty pleasure. I would go out at night to find some, but I won’t.

Josh’s Questions:

1) If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Hawaii. It does not matter which part of Hawaii. I would go first of all because it is free (smiling). I’ve priced a trip there, and knowing I could go free is more than motivation. On the serious side, I like nature, and it appears in its close state of originality. I would love seeing the waterfalls, flowers, foliage, beaches, and natural resources while sensing an ambiance of peace in paradise.

2) What is your favorite holiday? Honestly, I don’t have a favorite holiday now since I’m older. I see holidays differently. But, if I must choose, it is Thanksgiving. I like what it represents, I believe it encompasses all the other holidays. If none of the events surrounding Christmas and Easter along with other milestones in our life had not happened we would not have any reasons to express gratitude.

3) Why did I start blogging? I started blogging as a hobby. I started on another site and found a community of bloggers I connected with similar to WordPress. I find writing is empowering. I am actually discovering myself when I give words to my inner voice while offering inspiration to others.

4) What is your favorite hobby? Writing is really a favorite hobby and passion. It allows me to stay true to myself and provide inspiration and encouragement to others.

5) If you like donuts, what is your favorite kind? If you do not like donuts are you feeling alright? (weird/funny). If I like donuts is an understatement. I looove donuts. My favorite, what do you mean favorite?  Too many favorites to name, blueberry, lemon-flavored, cake donuts, glazed, and so on. It’s tempting to run out and get some now. I must admit though, I  can say no to certain food temptations. If I was not as conscious about healthy foods, I’ll eat a dozen of my favorites, easily.

My Three Best Posts:

It’s hard for me to say what is my favorite. It’s like choosing a favorite child. I value my work and although it may not all be up to par, I do my best and realize there’s always room for improvement. I’ll pick three of the ones from some of my entries which some readers seem to favor.

Maybe Won’t Get Me Anywhere

In the Meantime

Believe in Yourself

Five questions for nominees:

1) What are you passionate about?
2) If you had a bucket list, what is #1 on the list?
3) Finish this sentence, “I wish this world  ….”
4) What is your favorite song and why?
5) What new feature would you like added to WordPress and why?

My nominees: 

1) Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
2) Michelle Malone
3) AprilESutton
4) Eddaz
5) Boundlessblessingsblog
6) Benn Bell
7) Booky Glover
8) Watchingthedaisies
9) SpiritualJourney17
10) Vernon

Congratulations to the nominees. Thanks Josh for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. May you have continued success.

`Yvonne L.