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Celebrate What God Has Done

For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Psalm 92:4   What has God done in your life this year? Is there a reason for you to celebrate His goodness? When the Lord formed me in my mother’s womb, …

joy versus happiness
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Joy versus Happiness

Joy and happiness are two distinct things. Happiness is an emotion but joy is a state of being. Let’s say today, you found out that your child received an award in school. So if that is important to you, so, that will make you happy. Another difference is happiness is dependent on happenings. It is …

When I grow up I want to be
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A Hindsight Look at, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up”

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grow up? We get asked this question a lot when we were young. Some of us would exclaim, “A doctor!”, “A nurse!”, “A policeman!”, or “A pilot!” Twenty to thirty years later, how many of us are living out that dream today? Hmm, I got …

should I quit blogging
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Should I Quit Blogging?

Yeah, should I quit? I decided to commit to blogging in 2013. Like any love relationship, I want something that’s legit and lasting. I bought my domain name, got a friend to manage my site, and hired a brilliant creative, Rhiza Oyos, to set up my site. This was the beginning of a beautiful relationship …

save a life
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Help Fund Cancer Treatment for 250 Pesos

Did you know that your 250 pesos can help fund the medical treatment of cancer patients? Think about it. That amount of money can buy you a decent meal at your favorite restaurant or get you and a friend your coffee fix. But if you have an opportunity to help save a life with just …

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Jesus said, “Pray Like This”

When Jesus’s disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, Jesus told them to “pray like this.” But before He shared with them a pattern to follow, He first reminded them how not to pray. Jesus said in Matthew 6:7-8 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their …

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10 Things I Learned in 10 Years of Homeschooling

This year our family celebrates 10 years of homeschooling. This is not a brag. It’s more of a pinch-me-please-I-can’t-believe-it-either. Our family’s homeschooling journey has been a pivotal point in my life as a mother and as a woman. Teaching our kids at home is never easy but it is enjoyable. I have doubted myself and …

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Four Things to Pray for our Children

Do we pray for our children? I’m sure we do. But what do we pray for them? Do we pray that they do well in school because we worry about their performance? Do we lift our concerns to God that our kids be ‘good kids’? We can’t help but worry about them. Don’t we, Moms? …

run the race for christ
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Get Back in the Race

Running a marathon is an item in my bucket list that has not come to fruition. I have friends who ran marathons for years, while I am stuck in the planning stage. I know that running a marathon is a serious business. Ask any marathon finisher and they will show you what to do to …

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Seasons of Motherhood

My journey through motherhood has evolved over the past 15 years, and I am enjoying this season that I am in now. The kids are now 15 and 11 years old. They are more independent and not as clingy or as needy as when they were babies. When I look at them today though, I …