Why I choose joy
I'm a daughter of the King, grafted in by grace and trying to walk daily in His truth. I live in China with my best friend and hubby, where we own/manage a western restaurant. I'm a homeschooling mom of 4, with one more in away at college..
I am not so different from you. There are many things that happen in my life everyday that I have no control over. I can't determine what will happen, but I can determine how I will think and I how I will act. I choose to take action when I feel like giving up. I choose to make a difference when it doesn't seem to matter. I choose to love the unlovable. I choose the rough and narrow path, because it strengthens me. I choose to make joy a part of who I am.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Cold winters aren’t all bad. There is a lot of fun that happens in places where the temperature stays below freezing for months and rivers freeze solid. It doesn’t get much better than slipping and sliding on the ice.
Fireworks outside, vacuuming inside. Meanwhile, I’m trying to talk to Hanissa who keeps saying, “I’m not listening!” She repeats it over and over getting louder and louder. I look over at her and see her cupping her ear so she … Continue reading
I want to teach my kids a better way of living. I want them to understand that emotions don’t have to rule them. So, if there is an issue they are struggling with, I’ll often ask them to find a … Continue reading
Most parents have experienced an unruly child in a public place. If you haven’t experienced it, just wait. It happens, we get embarrassed, try to solve the problem, and move on.
Often running a small business in a foreign country is similar to peeling layers of an onion. Just as one obstacle is overcome, another is revealed. And each layer is often accompanied by tears.