It’s safe to say that we have all struggled to move forward at one point or another. At times, “focusing on one thing, forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” like it says in Philippians 3:13 is easier said than done. Spiritual wisdom and discernment says to grow and move forward, but… Continue reading It’s Ok to Keep Going…
Once in a while I get inspired to write a poem or two so I thought I would share my most recent one called “Grace and Gardens” – its short but captures my spiritual journey in many ways. I tend to use visual references for everything because it’s how I learn and express my creativity.… Continue reading Grace and Gardens
Hey Beautiful People! The last two years have been nothing short of incredible and I am thankful for the experiences and people that have challenged me, changed me, and caused me to grow. My close family and friends know that I LOVE all things Jamaican so living and working there was a dream…but that’s exactly… Continue reading Veni. Vidi. Amavi.
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem I met a young talented artist named Matthew aka Eyedealist while working on a mural project for YWCA Kingston last year and one day he asked me “Amalia, do you dream in colour or black… Continue reading Dreaming in C o l o u r…
During my birthday celebrations last month, I said hello to my heartbeat for the 27th year! Listening to the sound of my beating heart brought a sense contentment and gratefulness for new mercies, old friends, and the consistent love of God. We all could benefit from taking a few quiet moments to appreciate our… Continue reading Hello Heartbeat
Hey Beautiful People! When I moved to Jamaica for work I vowed to intentionally focus on collecting memories of my experiences…not things! Last month I celebrated my 1 year “Jamaica Anniversary”, so in honour of that milestone I am sharing my top 5 travel experiences (by Parish) on the island so far. Ricks Café/Negril Lighthouse… Continue reading More Experiences…Less Things
My candid thoughts on the value of consistency… When I think about consistency, I picture that one black skirt in my closet (the church girls out there know exactly what I’m talking about!). I wear it all the time because it is that one reliable piece of wrinkle free clothing that fits every time and… Continue reading Black Skirt on Repeat
Major biblical characters such as Abraham, Moses, and Elijah all had “mountain top” experiences where they had tangible encounters that demonstrated the power and presence of God. I was blessed enough to have my own “mountain top” experience as I hiked the Blue Mountain, Jamaica’s highest point. I thought about doing this hike before but… Continue reading The “Mountain Top” Experience
It is hard to believe that “Consumed by Consumerism” was published on my one year ago! I won’t waste time naming all of my excuses and life events that side tracked me, but I will say – I’m back with a new blog design and there are so many adventures and life experiences that I… Continue reading I’m Back!
There is nothing like some good retail therapy, right? I love to shop but maintaining balance can be challenging. I have encountered this difficulty in the areas of saving vs. spending, keeping vs. letting go, contentment vs. discontentment etc., but I want to focus on one particular area – consumption! I am finding it rather… Continue reading Consumed by Consumerism