If you’re anything like me, you always wonder why things happen and how they happened. Before creating my blog, I struggled with a name for it. Once I knew I wouldn’t be successful creating a name on my own, I knew to take my concerns, thoughts, and dreams to the Lord. As a new mom, EVERYTHING has changed, from my social life, family life, and work life. For THE BETTER of course 🙂

After having Zoe (my baby girl), I always find myself saying to her “sweet baby you have changed my LIFE”……because she has. I am such a better person because of her. When my husband (Preston) and I first found out we were expecting, we knew that we wanted to pick a name that meant something to us. Being that we are both teachers, we have always loved the name Zoe; and that may have been because every Zoe we met in our schools was either so sweet and so stinking cute haha. So, it was only right to name our baby girl Zoe which means LIFE.

To make a long story short, in my prayers I asked the Lord to help me create a name for my blog that stood for my life in this present moment not just something catchy for public attention. If you’re a true believer like me, you know God answers prayers and he indeed answered mine. Livinlifegracefully was it. It was perfect. It was everything to me and more. Zoe=Life and Carise=Grace (pronounced Karis).

If you are interested in starting a blog or business, don’t forget to first seek God and put him first in all that you do. When you allow him to lead your life, the dreams that you have will fall right into place and be more than you ever expected.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV  “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him”


Carise Renae



  1. Jameca Tucker | 3rd Sep 16

    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Is one of my favvvorite scripture. What a reminder that I will never perish, wither, weaken if I stay anchored grounded and rooted in God. That I will be unbothered by the storms and droughts of life. Beyond excited proud and hopeful for you and your new journey! Your new freedom, your new love. Excited to read more. LivinLifeGracefully!!

    • cariserenae | 19th Sep 16

      You’re the Best!!!

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