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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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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First ‘Bee Inspired’ LinkUp Party – 10/31/2016

Hi there, My first link up party is coming up next week! It’s been fun participating in a number of link up parties this month and it’s a thrill to be able to connect with new blogger friends, visit like-minded blogs and read more inspirational posts. Whenever I have some few moments to myself, I love to browse […]

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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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