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My mother, audacious and vivacious, decorated my childhood with painted clay vase projects, where we mixed water and flour in our hands and baked the little half moon dishes while we ate Chips Ahoy and Oreo cookies. She would have us make magnets out of multicolored pieces and she showed us how creativity makes life great. 

VIPKid Teachers: What Colors To Wear

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Hello World!

VIPKid teahcers teach English as a Second Language to Chinese students of different ages and mastery levels.

This article is to teach you what to wear to make the biggest positive impact on your students.

I have found success wearing red sweaters or red lipstick. If this is your first time hearing about VIPKid, it is an online platform that provides curriculum to teachers to teach ESOL. You have flexibility of choosing your own schedule,

You can use my referral code if you would like to join:

http://Vip Kid Referral Code

https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/lucky-numbers-and-colors-in-chinese-culture.htm

I cooked rice and Brussels sprouts and Parmesan crusted fish (recipe here Herb-crusted fish with rice).  It was absolutely divine! My two year-old did NOT think so, he wanted no parts of the rice or fish and definitely not the Brussels sprouts! I tried to calmly continue eating, but I literally had no Earthly idea what this child would eat because the cabinets were stocked with cereals, pancake mix, and oatmeal; all too sweet to be considered a healthy toddler supper. He ran from the dinner table to Elmo, playing in Daddy and Mama’s bedroom (the #1 spot where all kids want to be).

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2 Peter 1:4-9

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Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
2 Peter 1:4-9 KJV
http://bible.com/1/2pe.1.4-9.KJV

Are You Extraordinary?

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Flashback!

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Recently, I have been examining the theme of satisfaction versus dissatisfaction. How many of you can remember a time when you were incredibly blessed with something new, needed, incredible, miraculous, or long-awaited, only to arrive at this beautiful, climatic moment with a Womp-Womp-Womp reception? Maybe for you, it was the last day of the semester, the promotion,the move, the holiday you finally got to host, the “Wedding Day”, or the healing of a medical condition. Celebration is honey to the heart. It soothes the gashes of drudgery, like honey binds our physical scratches. Its sweetness blends in with our blood and stops the bleeding. Honey is good on toast, berries, and fried chicken; it is smooth in hot tea or lemon-water. Bees produce it, Yogi Bear and Winnie-the-Pooh can’t get enough of it!

HEART HONEY=CELEBRATION

Genuine rejoicing attracts people. Think of how people turn their heads when one person bursts into a “Whoo-hoo!”…

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Repost: “WHY REPENTANCE DOESN’T MEAN YOU WON’T THINK ABOUT I T OR WANT IT ANYMORE”

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I hope this short piece sets someone free of their guilt. Repentance DOESN’T mean that you’ll never think of your sin anymore. But, it DOES mean that you won’t linger on those thoughts when they enter your mind. Repentance DOESN’T meant that you won’t desire the sin anymore…Because the enemy will continue to use any […]

WHY REPENTANCE DOESN’T MEAN YOU WON’T THINK ABOUT IT OR WANT IT ANYMORE… — BE BLESSTIFIED!

Mental Health in Marriage Ep. 2 — Mommy’s Mental Hangover

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Tonight we discuss how we handled my anxious/emotional/stressful day. This is very therapeutic for us but as very scary being this vulnerable. We know how hard but important these conversations are to have with your loved ones. PLEASE: Watch, share, and comment/leave questions

Mental Health in Marriage Ep. 2 — Mommy’s Mental Hangover

This was a very useful video for both sides, those helping and those going through!

R.S.