In the spirit of the pre-season holidays (aka Christmas in July), I have a confession to make: I’m a Dickens nightmare.
Continue reading “The Gift You’ll Never Regret Giving”
If you’ve ever looked at an Army soldier’s uniform, you may have noticed that the American flag patch worn on the right arm sleeve is facing backwards. The stars are in the upper right hand corner and the strips on the left.
On oddity for sure—until I learned the reason why. Continue reading “Freedom Runs Forward”
Feeling tired already? Me too. In fact, I’m pretty sure I have this T-shirt in five different colors—one for every day of the week. But take heart, friends. When you dig deep, there’s something good waiting for you on the other side.
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. – Galatians 6:9 (AMPC)
So keep pushing. Keep moving. Keep up the good work. In doing good, your efforts will never be in vain.
First, let me set the record straight. I’m not here to give any parenting advice. In fact, I welcome advice from those seasoned in the field. With a 20-month-old daughter and a baby boy still hibernating in my belly, I’m still very much a rookie mom—with the only major dramas in my life to date being blowout diapers, spit up and the occasional tantrum.
But I do have something to say about mothers. I had an amazing mom. I am a mom. I have friends who are moms. But none of that qualifies me to be a mom.
Continue reading “Five Qualities Every Mom Should Have”
Written by our special guest blogger (and fabulous sister) Kelly Nguyen!
Movies have always been a part of my world, thanks to my dear Mom. In fact, some of the most important moments or seasons of my life can be perfectly captured by a movie quote, scene, or, in some cases, the entire film. Continue reading “Your Life’s A Movie…But Which One?”
Remember when your teacher said there’s no such thing as a dumb question? Same principle applies to ideas. There’s no such thing as a dumb or bad idea. Actually, wait. There is. There are lots of bad ideas out there.
But here’s the thing. Have the courage to share it. You’ll never know if your idea could change someone else’s life…or your own for that matter. Giving yourself the opportunity to fail also means you’re creating an equal and perhaps even greater opportunity to succeed.
So what are you waiting for? The world is your oyster…and it’s ready to hear your ideas. Well maybe except any that involve sharks and tornados. Or snakes on a plane, for that matter.