Turn Your Failures into Victories

Turn Your Failures into Victories

From the archives: I tend to be the optimistic/Pollyanna type of person. (You’ve figured that out already, huh?) I can dream big dreams and envision such fun, exciting projects. Sometimes, those big dreams don’t exactly come to fruition, though. And when they don’t? Oh my. Stand back. Because you’re gonna have one disappointed girl on […]

He’s in the “What If”

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Late Friday I found myself in the car, running errands about town in the rain. We’ve had heavy rain for two days now which is a total blessing, especially in light of the drought we have going here. I hate to say it, but Californians drive like idiots in the rain. I was born and […]

The Importance of Face Time

The Importance of Face Time - "the real life, spending time with your child doing something for fun" kind of Face Time.

Last week’s highlight for FishChick5 was when FishPapa took both girls on a Daddy-Daughter Date at Chick-Fil-A. Their evening included table service, flowers, live music, the gift of a silver bracelet, and a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. It made quite the impression on FishChick5. She talked about it all the following day, all the […]

You’re Defined by Your Love

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There are all kinds of pressures and challenges in this life. If you spend your days in the workplace, you might know the struggle of balancing work and home responsibilities. If you’re in the church, you might struggle with the spoken (and unspoken) expectations folks have of what a wife and mom should be. If […]

Living Life By Accident

Living Life By Accident - Thoughts on change and living life instead of letting it just happen to me. Also a review of Tsh

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Those children? Those beautiful, laughing children? They are now five years older. Two of them […]

Thank you, Mr. Ninja

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photo source: Lego Last weekend, I ran to In-N-Out Burger to grab some lunch to take home. I was actually in the middle of a freezer cooking session and I really didn’t want to mess with another meal while I was trying to make meals for later. I know. The irony. The logic. It’s there. […]

Will You Let It Break You?

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photo source: A Davey There are all kinds of troubles in this world: illness, death, debt, destructive ideas and actions. They can plague us as women; they can devastate us as mothers. Years ago I thought my miscarriages would be the worst I could imagine, then our debts, then my mother-in-law’s cancer. As hard as […]

Trade Worry for Prayer

Trade Worry for Prayer - Instead of worrying, pray. Ask God to help you with that thing. Right in that moment.

Last night I didn’t sleep well. It could have been that we stayed up late watching a very odd Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (affiliate link). My brain was trying to make sense of some of those weird, it-must-be-a-foreign-film quandaries. It could also have been that FishChick5 had been puking all day long. I […]