The Woman Who Taught Me Everything

“Look with your eyes, not with your mouth”, I heard Mama say it when I opened my mouth to complain about not finding what I needed. It was just one of her momisms. This is the woman who taught me everything about life. Her loving ways was balanced with a toughness that I admire about her. It […]

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Why Do I Make New Year’s Resolutions?

There is so much to love about a new year. For me, it’s about goal-setting — new goals, new resolutions, new beginnings, new chances and a better focus. It represents the start of another race where I compete with my own self. Like a horse with blinders on, I like to keep my focus on what’s […]

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Holiday Fun Facts: Christmas Around the World

With only a few days in between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, it’s usually over a weeklong holiday celebration for a lot of people. Although I tend to celebrate the New Year’s more than Christmas, I do enjoy Christmas music, Christmas parties, Christmas programs/musicals and the overall feeling of joy and celebration. And the […]

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12 Days: Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for Families

The song “12 Days of Christmas” hit the radio airwaves the next day after Thanksgiving. My little ones and I have been singing that song around the house and in the car since that day. We make up our own silly lyrics but the one thing that does not change are the words “my true […]

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Fresh Homemade Ginger Tea {Salabat}

Want to know the best fresh tea drink that washes away winter blues? Fresh homemade ginger tea. Yup. It reminds me of Saturday nights when fellowship gatherings simply called “social night” catered for the young and singles in the church community were held. It often became a family event. It involved a lot of parlor games, […]

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Bee Inspired December 2016 Link Up Party

We’re in the last month of Year 2016 and it seems time is going at a high speed. Christmas is just around the corner and the new year’s right upon us. I wish for you and your family a safe and fun celebration and a wonderful start of the new year and may the holidays […]

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A Christmas Story: The White Envelope

As much as I want time to slow down, December is here and many families are starting the countdown until Christmas. I have so many favorite Christmas stories and some that left an impression in my heart over these years. Many stories have become special to me but there are a few that changed my perspective and […]

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The One Who Said Thank You

Hi friends, happy thanksgiving! When I think of a thanksgiving story in the Scriptures, the first thing that comes to mind is of the ten lepers who called on to Jesus. The whole narrative is found in Luke 17:11-19. The story of the Ten Lepers Healed is about mercy, faith, and healing but most of […]

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A Mommy Story: The 5th Cup of Milk

“Be careful, Mommy. It’s very hot.” My excited 2-year old handed me a pink princess tea cup. I asked her what was in it. She said, “Coffee”. I said, “Thank you, princess, but Mommy doesn’t drink coffee. I’m sorry.” She quickly said, “It’s milk.” I pretended to drink it and made an exaggerated “Ahh! It’s […]

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Tofu Stew in Tomatoes

Tofu Stewed in Tomatoes is a Vietnamese dish that I love to cook at home and for church potlucks. I learned the basics of it from watching my mother-in-law cook. She is a great home cook and I am eternally grateful for her wisdom and instruction. This recipe is my own version and may not be as […]

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