Over Dry Land Thru the Sea


Hi Osep and Gold!

To commemorate this epic event, I have prepared a “Night to be Much Observed Activity” for you. Add your answers on the comment box okie?!

After you have correctly ordered the pictures, you need to answer the questions I e-mailed you regarding those specific events.

Enjoy the game! (=

Love,

Ate Mags

Fun Tips and Tricks for Effective Bible Study


They say that “well begun is half done”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Beginning any project well makes it easier to do the rest. This system also applies to studying the Bible.

Start your day right by reading the best book in the world!

Start your day right by reading the best book in the world!

If you carve out a specific time to study, you are essentially saying that this is important enough in your life that you can’t afford spending a day without reading it.

The bottom-line is, you have to make an executive decision to read God’s word every single day and finish it cover-to-cover.

So, if you have the same goal, here are some fun and easy tips and tricks that I hope will help you to effectively do your Bible Study.

1. If you are just beginning, it may be helpful to start with a translation that you can understand well. What I have is the New International Version.(I really like it because it doesn't have the confusing old english words and you know, the "thee's" and "thou's")

1. If you are just beginning, it may be helpful to start with a translation that you can understand well. 
(I really like this version because it doesn’t have the confusing Old English words and you know, the “thee’s” and “thou’s”)

Use your Crayola Colored pencils so that if you highlight something, it won't blot at the back page.

2. Use your Crayola Colored pencils so that if you highlight something, it won’t blot at the back page.

Assign a color of  your choosing to the different concepts you want to highlight.

3. Assign a color of your choosing to the different concepts you want to highlight.

If you have a favorite verse/commentary, write it down on a journal and maybe even draw pictures! ^^,

4. If you have a favorite verse/commentary, write it down on a journal and maybe even draw pictures! ^^,

Reading Plans help you keep track of your progress and easily divide your reading portions into easily-digestible chunks

5. Reading Plans help you keep track of your progress and easily divide your reading portions into easily-digestible chunks

Last but not least, a hot cup of "Choco-peppermint tea" is your best Morning Bible Study companion

6. Last but not least, a hot cup of “Choco-peppermint tea” is your best Morning Bible Study companion!

Once you have begun a project well, you do not need to put in much more effort to finish it.

Happy Studying! (=

Missing these Captivating Letters


It has been almost a year since I said “I do” to my best friend. We moved here to Canada 2 days after our wedding and I still have boxes of stuff at Champaign, Illinois. Some of the best things I miss are these lovely letters.

My plan is to put them all in a really big frame and hang them at our bed room wall so that if ever we’ll have misunderstandings, I will just look at them and be reminded that no matter what happens… he is and will always be the same guy who owns my heart. 😉

Yes, I kept it all.

Yes, I kept it all.

Who am I?


Hello everyone and welcome to Homemade Magnolia!

My name is Magnolia. What’s yours?

Since identity asks and answers the question, “Who am I?”…

I would like to ask a question that is very near and dear to each one of us: our names.

What is your name? Do you know the background behind your name? Is there a story or history behind it?

For me, my name is Magnolia.

Many of you would think that I was named after the flower called Magnolia.

But that’s actually NOT the case. My name is actually derived from an ice cream company in the Philippines named Magnolia Ice Cream.

My dad used to work here plus, we love their flavours… particularly “Double Dutch”! YUM! ^^,

It is still very vivid to my memory how my classmates were making fun of me because it is like naming your child “Häagen-Dazs” or something…

Thankfully, I realized when I moved to the United States that Magnolia is more known to be a flower here than an ice cream brand. That made me feel much better!

I also believe in the saying, “A picture paints a thousand words” and so… please allow me to show you my bulletin board (=

Inside Magnolia Lim's Mind (=

Inside Magnolia Lim’s Mind (=

I guess you just have to look closely… and you will kind of understand where I am coming from (=

It is like a “Portfolio” of all my current culinary ventures and creative endeavours at the best place to be… at home.

It is my hope that this small space in the blog realm would inspire you to craft, cook, over-expose your husband (wink!) and to meditate on what matters most in this life. (=

Now tell me…

What is your name?

And then, we’ll go from there…

Have fun reading!