The Triumvirate of Unconditional Love

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Let me begin by saying it's absolutely impossible to survive a marriage without forgiveness. It is one of the three triplets that define unconditional … [Continue reading]

Brattiness Is Not Allowed

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My daughter, Tiana, likes to have her hair braided. She calls it "curly hair" because after the braids are removed, her hair looks curly. Her "ate" or … [Continue reading]

HOPE

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Sunday morning I was invited to speak at CRIBS, a center for abused women. When I was praying about what to share, God impressed upon my heart to talk … [Continue reading]

Sweet Beedie Dies

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What a sad morning. Beedie, one of Edan’s cockatiels, died at about 10 AM. We were all pretty devastated. But Edan was especially despondent. When … [Continue reading]

Real Wealth

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We checked on the status of our house a few days ago. It was exciting to see all the bedroom furniture being assembled in the rooms. Once the bedrooms … [Continue reading]

Two Become One

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My parents are literally East meets West, a Chinese and an American. When they met one another in the Philippines, they were from two distinctly … [Continue reading]

Facebook Issues and Marriage

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This morning Edric and I had a social media issue which I blew out of proportion. I never thought Facebook would get a glorified spot in our … [Continue reading]

Real Socialization

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Do homeschooled children know how to relate to other children? A lot of parents ask this when they are considering homeschooling. From an outsider's … [Continue reading]

A Father’s Priority

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My husband, as amazing as I think he is, scored 0% for his auditory skills on a learning styles assessment. This has nothing to do with intelligence. … [Continue reading]

Homemaking is Not Boring

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As a homemaker, I never seem to be bored. Well, I do have five kids so that keeps me busy. But I am talking about not running out of fun things to do … [Continue reading]

Go to Heaven Together

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Between Edric and I, he is perceived as the “stricter” one by our children. It’s not that I’m not strict. I also set boundaries and rules for our … [Continue reading]

Montemar Beach Club

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Our kids can never get enough of the water, especially if we are talking sea and sand. Two weekends ago, a friend invited us to celebrate his birthday … [Continue reading]