Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Wonder & Awe(some)

Hey There Beautiful Soul,

Happy Weekend! Have you ever stumbled across something really cool, really beautiful, really interesting and just felt compelled to share it with anyone and everyone? That’s how I feel when I sit down to write Beauty & Blessings. I write it because not only do I want to share the spectacular in the ordinary but also as a reminder to me. See just like you, I can get distracted. I can get consumed by my circumstances. I can get fixated on what’s happening/what’s not happening. I can derail myself from God’s best…very easily. It happens when I take off my lens of gratitude.
Each week, each day, each Beauty & Blessings post reminds me and hopefully you that this world is a chest full of hidden treasures. There is so much goodness around even in the midst of our chaotic and often confusing world. It is my hope that as you sit down and read this, your soul can ease off the gas pedal a bit and just rest. Rest in His presence. Rest in His goodness. Rest in the beauty that exists right here, right now.


To you and yours, wishing you the happiest of happy weekends ahead. May you make time today to inhale beauty & blessings and exhale gratitude. A graceful life is fruit of a grateful heart.


You my friend, are so loved. Far more than you’ll ever know.




Rise Up.

Andra Day "Rise Up"


Can you do what I do?

Steph Curry & 11 year old fan

Learning from…Dad.

Steph Curry & Dell Curry


It may not be Christmas but this was just too good to pass up. Talent. Teamwork. Inspiring.

Jingle Hoops

Listen to this precious 2-year old as he finishes his day saying this…

2 year old gives thanks

He pursued the ways of the world. He was successful by the standards of the world. But nothing compared to the LOVE of …

Unashamed Video

Click the image below to download the first chapter of Lecrae’s new book: “Unashamed.”

…and Stephanie Fast? She encountered this LOVE too. THREE WORDS changed her life. SHE. IS. MINE.
Her story…breathtakingly beautiful. From tragedy to triumph, it’s a story of H.O.P.E. and…LOVE.

Photo Credit:

She shared her story in the book “She Is Mine.” You can read the first two chapters here.


I came across one of my favourite songs done in one of my favourite modes. Click on the image below, press play and… Close your eyes and let yourself be present to a slice of heaven…

"Thinking Out Loud" cover by Peter Hollends

 Meet Omo the white giraffe. She’s extremely rare-one of a kind you might say….

Omo White Giraffe

OMO the White Giraffe. Photographed by Derek Lee, Caters News



4 Weeks. 4 Books. Here are the most recent two….


I’m a little obsessed about this delicious (if I do say so myself) thing…  IMG_2029

Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Makes 12

I can of pumpkin pie filling (I use Eden Organic as it’s organic and comes in a bpa free can)
1 large egg (you can substitute 1 flax egg or 1 chia egg to make recipe vegan)
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water, mix and let sit for approx 5 mins till it becomes thick)
1 3/4 cups rolled oatmeal
2 tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp coconut sugar (you can substitute brown sugar, maple syrup, or honey)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life which is free of the 8 main allergens)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and fold in the chocolate chips at the the end.

Divide mixture into twelve lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins


About Joann Lim Lesiuczok

Lifestyle Designer. Catalyst. Connoisseur of Life. Perfectly Imperfect. Foodie. Allergic to Nuts, Shellfish, and Mediocrity. Love Naps. Thought-Provoker. Soul-Stirrer. Multi-instrument Musician. Professional Dreammaker. Drew's Wife. JE SUiS. 1 Corinthians 14:1. When We Change The Way We Love, We Change The Way We Live. When We Change The Way We Live, We Change The Way We Love. #dangerouslove #generationamazing #lifeclass