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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5 Benefits of Gratitude

It is the end of my 31-Day Challenge: The Power of Gratitude series. (Gasp!) It went by so fast. I was quite delayed in publishing some of my write-ups due to our weeklong trip and busy schedule this month, but I was able to express my gratitude by writing in daily posts in my gratitude […]

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A Year in Review

Every year, I like to evaluate myself to see what major things happened and what have I done to improve myself. I am a sucker for self-improvement challenges and self-development projects. I decided to do this year in review to look into the things I have started and wanted to accomplish. Here are some random […]

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Blessings

My Reflections: This beautiful song “Blessings” by Laura Story tells of blessings that come in all forms. Disappointments, failures, frustrations are a part of life. Sometimes we refuse to look beyond those things because we feel our pain is too much. It takes courage and faith to do so. God knows we need it and […]

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Live, Love, Laugh

Live, Love, Laugh. It’s common to see this adage everywhere. It’s in a lot of signage. The thought is simple but it holds great meaning to me. It is a reminder. It is an optimistic answer when life throws some stressful days and sleepless nights. I have added my personal meaning to this expression. LIVE {simply}. Spend time […]

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A Mom’s Simple Pleasures

I’m dreamy. Life with my children makes me dreamy. He’s fast asleep. Careful not to wake him, I walk into the room to check on him. He looks so content, so at peace. I can hear him breathe a sigh as though feeling my presence. I stay close and he scoots to me even closer […]

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Top 5 Songs of Thanks

Good, uplifting music is a powerful tool that can profoundly change our emotions from negative to positive, from regrets and guilt to one that promotes contentment and gratefulness. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in […]

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31 Quotes on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Here is my collection of 31 quotes on thanksgiving and gratitude. One for each day, each month. I hope that this will bless you. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what […]

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The Hands

As part of my The Power of Gratitude challenge this month, I sat down to draw what I am most grateful for today — hands. Weeds have taken over the garden after I harvested most of my summer vegetables. I wanted to start the fall plantings but it looked like I need to spend more […]

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An Object Lesson from a Child

While at an outdoor sundown worship, we were asked to think and share of object lessons on the things we saw around us that day. We were at a beautiful rental home with a gorgeous secret paradise in its backyard. There was a huge quarry at the back of the property, and there were little […]

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