Grateful

Good morning you beautiful people! Today is a “write through it” type of day. I woke up feeling really homesick. It seems to be out of the blue, but I’ve been working and traveling so much that this weekend has become the first of many moments that I’ve had to myself. When things get quiet, …

Feed Your Focus

This morning I received a text that included a Bible verse about focus. The text was not surprising because the person sends them weekly. Think of them as weekly encouragement messages. (Shout out to Dan!) Today’s note referenced 1 Samuel 30: 1-8. It said: “David’s prompt to encourage himself in the Lord was provoked by …

Seriously?!

A reminder text alert woke me at the wee hours of the morning (11 AM). I jumped up, panicked. I hopped in the shower, quickly washed my hair, and hurriedly got dressed. My heart rate was elevated as I tried to figure out how I slept until 11 AM. How long would I have slept …

Blessings Keep Falling In My Lap

*Chance the Rapper voice* Don’t be maaaaad! I love this song! It always reminds me of Psalm 23. The elaborately prepared table of blessings… It may be in the presence of my enemies, but my ‘dinner guests’ are necessary. Compelled to look on, they are amazed to see how God provides. #WhenThePraisesGoUp #BlessingsKeepFallingInMyLap #BlessingsOverWorldlyPossessions Enjoy …

Embrace the JOurneY

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Unknown (…or Pinterest) There is so much beauty in the journey. So Much! My future autobiography will be fascinating! In recent months, I’ve had amazing conversations with close friends and family. Reflecting, I discovered that I have a …

There’s something about mail. It has a way of keeping us on track, reminding us of our commitments and connections. Mail is the in-person calendar alert that keeps us on our toes. More times than not, the process of checking the mail becomes routine requiring little effort. You open the box, flip through the letters, …

The Hazel Gennie(/ˈjēnē/) Hello and welcome! As the owner, designer, and maker of The Hazel Gennie, I am so delighted that you are here. The Hazel Gennie is a site that encompasses many things. Within its pages, there is a blog and an online gift shop based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Named after my sweet …