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December 1, 2021

Advent 2021| Reason To Hope

Ding, dong, ring those bells…it’s the Christmas season and I have a reason to hope! Hope was sent into the world as a tiny baby born to an unassuming couple in an unassuming town in an unassuming way. Although the setting was simple, the implications of Jesus’ birth are anything […]
August 19, 2021

Shift Your Focus – Guest Post By Lindsay Choi

If you’ve read my blog for any time, then you know I’m big on perspective, because I believe it’s the secret sauce for living a victorious, overcoming life. I’m convinced that our lives are determined not by what challenges life brings our way, but by how we choose to think […]
March 25, 2021

Twelve Months Of Craziness & One Steady God

Today, on this sunny Florida afternoon, I’m reflecting on the past twelve months of craziness and one steady God. That’s the only way I can adequately describe how the last year has felt on so many levels. On this very day twelve months ago, I sat in my Manila apartment […]
February 25, 2021

Review of NIV Verse Mapping Bible & Journal

The news was not at all what I expected. I heard the word malignant through my spotty connection after running out of my exercise class to answer the phone. It “IS malignant or ISN’T malignant?,” I inquired, but he couldn’t make out my words. After driving a few miles, I […]
December 10, 2020

Quieter Christmas | 2020 Christmas Printables

Last night, I put together a Christmas package to send to my oldest and his lovely wife in Europe. I wrapped each item and placed it strategically inside a small box, making sure to make the most of each square inch. Even though we won’t be together this year, I […]
November 26, 2020

10 Thankful Days – Part Two | Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve often been asked about this unique holiday throughout my years of overseas life…a holiday set aside solely for giving thanks and enjoying family. Today, I’m sharing 10 Thankful Days – Part Two. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I’m not sure how you are observing Thanksgiving this year. Maybe you’ve chosen to […]
November 19, 2020

10 Thankful Days | Part One

In light of the events of 2020, it’s easy to see why some of us would just like to close our eyes, click our heels and wish the rest of this year away. Phew, it has been a toughie! But then, I’ve also felt God’s presence, seen His miraculous healing […]
November 4, 2020

Election 2020 | Pick A Side

I can still vividly remember the scene…a distressed call would ring out, “Moooooom,” followed soon after by the appearance of one cherub only steps ahead of the other in frenzied pursuit. Then, the account would commence….”Mom, HE blah, ba blah, blah” or “Mom, SHE blah, ba blah, blah!” Four eyes […]
October 21, 2020

Review of Newly Revised NIV Study Bible

I think we can all agree that we need something firm to stand on in 2020. Who can we trust…who should we turn to? When we find ourselves struggling with uncertainty and raw emotions, the Bible undoubtedly provides the safest place for sure answers.  What’s more, God’s Word can cut […]
October 15, 2020

God’s Presence In Simple Things

I have become much more focused and aware of nature’s beauty since spending twelve weeks quarantined in my Manila high rise apartment. For 84 days, I could only experience nature from a distance…an image behind glass. Now, I find myself taking periodic walks just to breathe fresh air and admire […]
September 17, 2020

Feeling Put Out | Thankful For New Mercies

Wouldn’t it be great if every single day was puppies and rainbows? I can remember my babies looking up with wide eyes as they asked, “Why can’t every day be my birthday?” To which I explained if every day was a birthday, then birthdays just wouldn’t feel special. I guess […]
September 10, 2020

53 Birthdays | Reflecting On The Seasons

Birthdays are interesting things…a time when we celebrate and we’re celebrated for just being born. This week I turned 53, which means I am well-entrenched into my fifth decade. While I thoroughly enjoyed my day of pampering and attention, I’ve come to the stage of life where each new year […]