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

You and I dear friends, were born to rise. That’s what love does. It rises above pain and suffering. It rises above intolerance and injustice. It rises above hurt and hatred. It rises up and helps other rise up too. xo

And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
-Andra Day


So, SO Beautiful…

*Special thank you to my beautiful mama-in-love Andrea Lesiuczok for sharing this gem!

 


“Be bold, be brave.” This is a story that will warm your soul.

Photo via CBC.ca
Photo via CBC.ca


Lives are being changed through…a bowl of soup. Made. With. Love.

*Special thank you to the wonderful Ann Voskamp for sharing this gem!


There’s Serenity and then there’s Serenbe. Once you see this place, Serenity and Serenbe might be one in the same:). Inspiring.

Photo Credit: serenbe.com
Photo Credit: serenbe.com

I spy with my little I-phone: This Week in Photos….

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Thank you Harper Collins for one of the most anticipated reads on my list this year. Stay tuned:) #unreasonablehope
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Oatmeal bowl of Love: oatmeal + chia seeds + pumpkin seeds + hemp seeds + raisins + fresh blueberries + cinnamon = DELISH!
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Black bean chicken and pepper rice noodles courtesy of my super sweet amazing pops all because I was craving them. An act of love, a life of love. So, so incredibly grateful. #foodie #preciousmoments #love #1000gifts
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Read. Remember. Live. Repeat. #lifeclass #liveoutloudeveryday #youmatter #leadership
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Breathtaking if I do say so myself.
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Reminders of Love are everywhere!

This company just got more amazing! Love. Is. A. Lifestyle. @patagonia


Road to Rio. And the thing that answered the question “why Rio?” was answered in these two images screenshot from the official NBC Olympics video…

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¬†Above all the chaos, confusion, and corruption in our world, one thing remains: God is Greater. And in Him, there is hope. And Hope…Heals.

 


Song of the Week: “Rise” by Katy Perry

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive

Can write my story
I’m beyond the archetype
I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
Cause my roots, they run deep, oh

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Oh ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform

[Chorus]
When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “you’re out of time.”
But still, I rise
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in; think again
Don’t be surprised, I will still rise

[Verse 2]
I must stay conscious
Through the menace and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say…

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Oh ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

[Chorus]
When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “you’re out of time.”
But still, I rise
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in; think again
Don’t be surprised, I will still rise

[Outro]
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt
Oh oh, oh oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don’t be surprised, I will still rise

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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