Faith, Goals, Inspiration, Life, Themes and Things

One Little Word® | 2018

This morning, I write. Fully caffeinated, joy-filled and blessed, I write. A foiled calendar hangs on the wall near my reading nook and I realize that today is January 19th. I've been pondering my word for a whole nineteen days! On second thought, I've pondered what to share regarding my word choice. At the close… Continue reading One Little Word® | 2018

Themes and Things


Three is the magic number for today! The Hazel Gennie is three years old! Although the name was a childhood creation, I didn't put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) until three years ago in the form of a blog. Since 2013, things have shifted and aligned with great adventures! I appreciate each of you… Continue reading Celebrate!

Faith, Inspiration, Life, Themes and Things

Trust In You This song warms my heart and gives me strength in times that I don't understand. When I am frustrated... When I am trying so hard to be 'unbothered'... It also leads me to happy and grateful tears when I think of the goodness of God. (...and allllll He's done for me...) I hope that… Continue reading Trust In You

Inspiration, Life, Themes and Things

One Little Word® | Speak

This time last year, I chose to participate in the One Little Word Challenge because of a post on Instagram. Quickly, I scrambled to find the right word for 2015. For some reason, I chose 'valiant'. No thought was put into selecting the word, yet I somehow handled numerous 2015 moments courageously. 'Valiant' was tucked… Continue reading One Little Word® | Speak

Faith, Inspiration, Themes and Things

That’s the Story I’ll Tell

So many weeks have passed since my last #WorshipWednesday posting. Charge it to my head and not my heart. I definitely keep a song in my heart and a verse or two in the back of my mind. I catch myself humming or quietly singing as I move throughout the workday. Thank God for the… Continue reading That’s the Story I’ll Tell

Life, Themes and Things

Bright Spots

The Hazel Gennie celebrates two years! This is the bright spot of my busy Monday! I am so very thankful for each you that visits this site. Your feedback is ever encouraging and your willingness to share a post or snap your fingers in agreement with something I've said, means a lot. I am happy… Continue reading Bright Spots

Grateful for..., Themes and Things

Grateful for…Enough

November 30, 2013...I am grateful for "enough". Rather than create a list of 30 things, I will simply repeat that I am grateful for "enough". The poem below is a reminder that we have what we need and not an ounce more. Enough sun to keep our attitudes bright and enough rain to appreciate the… Continue reading Grateful for…Enough

Grateful for..., Themes and Things

Black Friday…from the couch

November 29, 2013 I am grateful for a non-materialistic view. The older I get, the more I cherish time verses things. While crazy shoppers are fighting over Black Friday items, I am home enjoying time with my family. Don't misunderstand though. I love shopping. However, I love peaceful shopping, if ever there was such a… Continue reading Black Friday…from the couch