What Does Wintry Winter Means To Fresno?

At the end of 2015 snow fall came all time high on the mountains in Fresno. California is going through a tough drought for about 6 years now. This year, the cold winter forecast means we have a miraculous gift for Christmas 2015. In fact residents living at the foothill experienced a day of beautiful snow falling on Christmas Eve. What a wonderful surprise for them..

The start of 2016 is going great for Fresno. The more snow we get, the more water we’ll have during summer time. For the farmers in Fresno, its always a welcome. I’m sure they are looking forward to the additional water for the Central Valley. Could it mean we are beginning to experience the end of the 6 years drought? God has indeed provided.

This is why, EHOP Designs came up with this beautiful design. A hope that signify the end of drought for California. Please continue to pray for California. Let this be truly the end of our years of long-suffering drought. Let the snow keep coming.. let it fall.. let it fall.

Enjoy the cold all & may it be a year full of many more blessings and joy.


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When Will You Ever Become Picture-Perfect??

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Have you ever heard couples making these statements in their arguments like:  “When will you ever..?” The bottom-line statement to our spouses when we make these claims is:  “YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” How many of us at some point in our lives, we have to struggle with this statement of accusation? Today, in my blog, I would like to address this issue and how we can avoid putting people down just because of our own flaws and limitations. This design was created to spur people to talk about this topic and hopefully give some helpful pointers  to address it.


What do you mean by picture-perfect? Well, according to the definition from Merriam Webster,  it states that picture perfect means completely flawless. So, learning the definition and now looking at the question : ” Who is picture-perfect?” I suppose the answer is No One. We can wish, or hope or think.. we are flawless, but the reality is no one is flawless. We all come with a set of strengths, and weaknesses. Some may be perceived as having more strengths than weaknesses, and vice visa. In reality we do make comparisons. Sometimes because of our preconceived perceptions, we misjudge others. It is possible for us to project our expectations upon others not realizing that the expectations are unrealistic to begin with. When we are asked: ” When will you ever become picture-perfect?? ” One truth we have to go away with is this, no one is completely flawless.

Our Wedding Vows

When we’ve said our vows to each other in marriage, in truth we are saying : ” I love you for who you are. ” & ” I will love you no matter what happens even unto death. ” Wait a minute.. ” Really.. did I make that vow? ” ” Oh gush, I don’t remember. ” Yes, we all say those vows  in church weddings, even in the courthouses. These are not words that sound good. These are our vows, or promises we’ve made to each other before our families and friends and most of all, before our Almighty God.

Did we vow to be perfect for each other? If we are aiming to be perfect one day, then we are heading the wrong direction. In reality, no one is completely flawless. However, if we are talking about giving our best to one another, being the best for each other, caring for one another in love, building the best communication system to help each other grow in all aspects of  life, these are some guides to help build strong and healthy families and relationships. A good guide to keep in mind is this: Whatever you do, think about how you can give your best to your spouse, to build him/her up.  To encourage and not to tear each other down. Think about what is good, then give it to your spouse. One final thought on this:  Put your spouse first before your wants and needs. Then attends to the needs of your children. The reason is simple. If we set good example to our children how to treat one another, our children will learn and follow. If we mistreat our spouses, our children will learn to mistreat their future spouses and the history continues.

The next time some one you love ask you this question: ” When will you ever..? ” Ask them in return: ” Will you still love me even though I can never be the “perfect person” you’ve envisioned me to be? ”  “Because even when you are not the perfect person I’ve envisioned you to be, I still love you and respect you for who you are.”

Biblical Perspective

The bible says that there is none perfect other than Jesus. In Romans 3:23, it says: “ For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “ That is why we need Jesus. The Bible says in Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” We can ask Jesus for strength and courage to love and care for our families. I pray that this blog will become a blessing to you and your families. Have an awesome week, everyone.  God bless!

From Ours to Yours,



Sign Of Life, Refreshing Hope

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In line with the theme for March this year, we are creating our designs according to seasons. And of course, since spring is on its way, spring is what we have in mind this month. We have created a delightful new design for kids. Children are most active in spring, with lots of activities outdoor and sport games to enjoy. We kick off this new season of design just for kids.

Spring is here!

Have you notice lately, when you walk up close to a seemingly ‘dead’ and bare tree, you notice tiny shoots appearing from the buds? Do you get excited? You are probably right if you believe spring is well on its way. Spring, I believe is one of my favorite seasons of the year. That means I get to plant my new sunflowers again. For some reason, spring brings along much joy and gladness not just for the adults but also for the children. They get to play outside in spring, after staying indoor for the last 3 months of winter. The adults get to plan their new gardening projects. There is an anticipation of excitement and promises of fun for everyone.

The First Sign Of Life

The first object lesson is found in recognizing a very simple but profound truth in life and that is the first sign of life. It is important for us to remember that the first sign of life brings forth a new and refreshing hope. How many of us need to hear that today? We all do especially during this economic downturn. The only time and season that we notice this amazing sight through nature itself, is during the welcoming of spring. Winter is dreary and cold, with dead trees and ‘stick’ blossoms, whereas, spring promises fun and life and cherry blossoms. What a difference? The next time you are feeling depressed, be thankful you see spring again because you have a renewed hope once again. I hope you are feeling encouraged today knowing that you have hope in your heart.

Hope in Jesus

The Bible says: Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forevermore. (Hebrew 13:8) Just as the seasons of life are predictable and never change, so is Christ Jesus. Put your hope in Jesus today and let Him gives you a new and truly refreshing life.

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Love Unites & Transforms!

Love unites & transforms!Do you know?

The month of February is all about love. I started pondering on the subject of love and the impact of it on our families and cities. I began to question what love is able to do and 2 words came into my mind. They are “UNITE” and “TRANSFORM”. And I thought: “That is interesting!” Not long after,  the design “Love unites and transforms” was created. In blogging about this design, I hope to discuss in greater depth some questions you may have and possible answers for them.  Well, naturally, the next question would be “How does love achieve that?” Let us begin, shall we?

Love Unites

When we say love unites, what does it mean? How does love achieve that? To understand all that, we need to understand the definitions. I shall attempt to give you a definition of the word love. In one of my previous blogs, according to the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,  it says:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Love is basically not seek-focused. Rather putting another before one’s needs or wants. Now, looking at the definition of the word unite, I discovered an interesting term. According to an online dictionary, it reveals the word unite as:

Unite 1

Definition: To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar; to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two armies.

Unite 2

Definition: Hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach.

The term “connect” caught my eyes. We need two people to connect. When two people connect, there is communication. For communication to be at its peak, the speaker and the listener, need to understand and use the same language. Love is a language in which we communicate. If we express ourselves in love, because of the nature of love, we are able to connect to another. Often love brings two people together. In more ways, love tends to unite people because it is not self-seeking. I can therefore safely conclude that love does truly unite.

Love transforms

Now, how does love transform? How can love achieve that? As I searched for the definition of transformation, I discovered something interesting. Here is the definition:

1. To change markedly the appearance or form of:

2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert. See Synonyms at convert.

To transform, it means to alter, not just a minor change but an explosive change. It means a great deal to me knowing love is able to create such a huge impact and yet we don’t seem to grasp the truth of its capacity. Truly, how does love achieve that? One of the attributes of love mentioned in the Bible says: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love disapproves all acts of evil. It embraces the truth. According to John 8:32, it says:

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

You may ask: Free from what? Well, the truth will set you free from what holds you in bondage. Could it be living in a life of lies, the compulsion to pursue after properties you cannot afford, compulsion to feed your unhealthy habits, addictions to substances, all of which can very well destroy your relationships with the ones you love? When one lives in truth, one lives truly free. And that is what love is able to accomplish in you. Love always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love does nothing to cause your love ones harm, always seeking what is good for the ones you love. If we can achieve all that love does, wouldn’t we be changed inside out?  Wouldn’t love transform our families? If we can truly love our neighbors and our communities, wouldn’t  our cities be transformed? What about our nation?

God is love!

Finally, I would like to conclude that the Bible says in 1 John 4:8: “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Is it true to say that our society today, in the state as it is, is because we do not know God? Have we misplaced Him somewhere? Shouldn’t we get back to the truth, because the truth will set you free? Something for you to ponder on today.. think about it. God bless you!

From Ours to Yours,


A Family Thrives On Respect And Honor!

Are you tired of seeing no positive change in your family? How about learning what respect and honor can do to your family if you practice them consistently on each other . Today, I will share about these two values and their effect on our families.

A family thrives on respect and honor!

Respect and Honor

EHOP latest Designs created this message. Do you believe a family thrives on respect and honor? Now wait a minute, what do you mean thrives? Well, according to a free online dictionary, to thrive means:

1. to make steady progress; prosper.

2. to grow vigorously; flourish.

How about the words respect and honor? Honor means to be held in high esteem to. Respect means

1. to pay proper attention to; not violate.

2. to show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly.

Interestingly, as I examined these words and their usage, I was reminded of 2 Bible verses in

Philippians 2:3-4. It says:


Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better then yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of other

These 2 verses from Philippians are very appropriate to what we are learning today about showing respect and honor in our interaction with one another in the family. In truth, our attitude does affect  the outcome of the manner we interact with others.


Now, applying to what we have learned today, have we showed respect and honor to our spouses lately? Or is it something we need to change? How about our relationship with our children? Respect to our spouses and children requires our active listening skills as well. When we listen attentively to their needs, we exhibit respect and how much we honor them because they matter to us. When we do not demand our spouses to do everything our way, rather leaving room for our spouses to express their creativity, shows how much we respect them. When we express our feelings to our spouses and how their actions affect us without avoiding confrontation, by communicating our thoughts appropriately. We show respect and honor through our thoughtfulness.

Are you finally convinced that a family does thrive on respect and honor? If you truly want to see positive change in your family, strive to build these two essential values into your daily interaction with your family members. I truly hope that what I’ve shared with you today will make a difference to you and your family. May you be truly blessed and be that agent of change for your family today!

From Ours to Yours,


What’s Missing? Here!
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Ever wonder what is missing as this design indicates?  Have you figure out the answer yet? Have you taken time to examine a picture and ponder about what message it brings to you?EHOP Designs creates this puzzling design hoping that people will begin to look deep and discover  some most important messages that maybe hidden or ignored in our daily life. First, begin with what you do see. Some trees both tall and short? Big and small? A bridge that attempts to captivate and lurk you into an unknown world? It is an awesome view but something is truly missing here.

Now what’s missing? Here!

The initial thought I had about this picture was it looked great. Nice shot! But, as I looked longer at it, I saw emptiness. Even the most awesome picture looks empty without life. What is missing is a happy family putting on their best smiles for the picture. What is missing is a bunch of children running and playing tag on the bridge. What is missing is a pair of father and daughter having a great time fishing. What is missing is a pair of mother and son cuddling each other while they are captured in their most unexpected moment. The memories of great moments captured through a camera last us a life time. That is what life all about! Are we still missing something here?

Have you seen a couple who recently experienced the arrival of their new born? Can you imagine their excitement and dedication to this new child born to the family? They spend their entire time trying to make this child happy, including daily activities such as feeding, burping, changing diapers, singing the baby to sleep. How much time do we spend with our children and spouses lately? Are we still missing something here?

Besides emptiness, I saw loneliness. We may have the greatest career happening for us. Yet not able to share that sense of excitement with our loved ones sparks a feeling of loneliness within us. We are meant to share our lives with others, especially our families.

Don’t miss out on this!

If you have taken your loved ones for granted lately, through this design, EHOP Designs hopes to remind everyone the importance of having your families close to you. Your family should be precious to you, because without them, success is nothing!


From Ours to Yours,


Love, Peace, Joy & Hope Are The Language Of A Healthy Family.

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Have you ever asked: What makes this family work?” “What is that special formula they have that we don’t?” “Why is keeping my family together so difficult?” “Why do I even try any more?” If you examine these questions, you will notice that in all of these, there is a lack of all the components mentioned. Can you therefore see the importance of having and speaking love, peace, joy and hope in your family? This is exactly what I am going to touch on in this article today.


What is love? Why is love important? As a christian, I would like to share a Bible passage with you.


1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 says:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Do you know how difficult it is for many of us to even do one of those which are mentioned about love? We can easily fail on any one aspect of love, do you agree with me? That is how powerful love is! Love is not simply about saying: ” I love you!” to your spouses and children and then just walk away thinking that is it. As you can see, from above, there is more to be demanded from us. Love is a commitment we give to our families to do all we can purely for their well-being. Can we honestly say that we have done all we could to love them?

When we know that we are loved, we have the confidence to face the challenges in our lives. Our children feel secure and protected. They see what is good and emulate it. They carry healthy perspectives through their lives because of what they see. Love is all about what we do, not simply what we say. Let us speak and show love to our families because we are their hope to a better and healthy future.


What is peace? Why is peace important? When a family is constantly fighting and arguing, there is no peace in that family, right? According to the wikipedia’s definition of peace:

“It describes a society or a relationship that is operating harmoniously and without violent conflict. Peace is commonly understood as the absence of hostility, or the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, safety in matters of social or economic welfare, the acknowledgment of equality and fairness in political relationships.”

How can peace exist if there are constant fights between parents and siblings? Peace is the result of a loving family, don’t you think? The Bible talks about peace as well. The peace that comes not from man, but of God which is beyond our human understanding. Peace brings harmony and balance to our families. We need to seek not only love but also peace within our families.

Joy And Hope

As the saying goes: Where there is peace, there is joy! Joy and hope are the natural outcome of what we have invested in our families. If we sow love and peace, we reap joy and hope! We need to make a decision to act accordingly with love and maintain peace within our families if we truly want to build healthy and stable families. To end these wars, we also need to break that cycle of negativity in our families. We can make that difference!

EHOP Designs has a dream to see families live in love and peace experiencing joy and hope because they deserve it. We need to learn to speak the language of a healthy family if we have that desire to reverse the present trend that our families are heading, a high divorce rate. We do need to stop this downward spiral path of destruction. Don’t let your family become another number on the records of divorce statistics. Fight it because your family is important to you!

From Ours to Yours,



A Legacy Of Love Or Destruction?


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Food For Thought

One of my favorite designs from EHOP on a throw pillow has a question: “What would you leave behind for your children..” follows by: “A legacy of love or destruction?” Interestingly, this question has 2 parts to it. One attempts to examine on material inheritance, while the other, attempts to examine on abstract concepts but nonetheless real.

An article (Science Daily) 2007, reports that the life expectancy of an American reaches 78 years of age. For simplicity sake, if an average person gets married and sets up his/her family at the age of 28-30 years, an average person has about 48-50 years of influence in the lives of his/her children. Looking at these figures, if one marries before the age of 28, and is blessed with a family earlier, one has more years of influence. Now knowing that, what do we do with these 50 years we have with our children? What have we imparted into their lives thus far? Isn’t it scary, just thinking about this? This is exactly what I’m attempting to remind ourselves today..

A Wake Up Call

If we begin to realize the seriousness of our roles as parents, this question: “What would you leave behind for your children.. A legacy of love or destruction? is a good question to ask. If we spend 50 years imparting destructive behaviors to our children, then, our children grow up imparting such behaviors to their children and it goes on from generation to generation. But, if we do otherwise, teaching our children good moral principles in life, their lives would turn out different. Do we want our children to be good, positive contributors to our society?

There is a close co-relation between the upbringing of individuals and their future. Many criminals come from broken families. According to The Morning Call, the article states that 70% of criminals are from broken homes. I hope this article will become a wake up call for many families not just for United States, but worldwide. We need to think twice, three times or even more, in regards to divorcing our spouses. For whatever reasons we may have in supporting divorce, we need to know what impact our decision would have on our children.

Seek Solutions Not Destruction

If we live in an environment unhealthy for our families, then we need to leave that environment. We need to seek what’s best for our families. If our spouses are trapped in unhealthy habits, we need solutions not abandonment. If there is a lack of communication between spouses, seek a bridge to build the communication not adultery. If there is no more love between spouses, seek ways to re-kindle that love, instead of ending it through a divorce. Ultimately, let us learn to find solutions instead of destruction. In the heart of a family is love. If whatever we pursue is led by love, then we know for sure we are bounded by protection and security. If we seek to love and respect our spouses, we teach our children love by our examples. If we seek to disrespect and hurt our spouses, we teach our children destruction by our examples. If we want leave a legacy of love for our children, we need to first begin treating our spouses rightly so. Otherwise, what we leave behind is a path of destruction and there is no hope for our children to be good, positive contributors to our society. At worst, we are investing our time creating future criminals for our society. Isn’t it scary?


We can leave behind wealth and fortune for our children. That’s great! But, wouldn’t it be even more awesome if we leave a legacy of love that they can enjoy with their children, nurtured in hope, joy and peace? Think about this!


From Ours to Yours,


Welcome to EHOP Designs

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A Dream To Pursue

One of the most interesting projects that I have done, is the creation of EHOP Designs. EHOP Designs is an online store on Cafepress selling designer T-shirts and gifts with an objective to promote good  healthy family values . Divorce rates are on the rise over the recent years in United States and several countries all over the world. Unfortunately, many of our children and teenagers who come from dysfunctional families learn to think that divorce is common.

I want to reverse that trend. We need to lead by example showing our children that they are loved and they matter to us as parents. At the same time, enjoying the stability of healthy and loving families. Our children should never carry a burden which is not meant for them. If we want to end this unhealthy cycle of destruction, it  begins with us! We need to stop anything that destroys our families.

The Birth of EHOP Designs

So the birth of EHOP Designs begins! EHOP Designs comes from a vision to bless. Eileen’s House Of Plenty (EHOP) hopes to bless you and your family. Meanwhile to support websites that build good family values and to change this downward spiral of destruction to families by changing the Law to protect the faithful and their children from losing their families’ shared assets in the hope of saving their families. Sadly, all 50 states have embraced No-Fault Divorce Law. Nothing is done to protect the innocent. We need proper laws to protect them and their children. On a personal note, our family is a victim of such a law. New change has to take place soon before more families are destroyed through this law. I write this so that others are aware of the devastation this No-Fault Divorce law can bring, not just to my family but also to yours. We also hope to see change in our family courts system.

Can I Be An Agent Of Change For Families?

Many causes need our attention right now. But, we choose this because our family is closest to our hearts. We hope to extend to families that are going through similar situations and who need support to help them get through their ordeals. We encourage you to come on board and help us fulfill this vision. If you believe like we do that families are important, not just to each other, but also to the overall well-being of our nation, then take a stand to support building more healthy and stable families. You never know, one day your family may need others to stand by you. You can make that difference!

As a christian family, we are not ashamed. We believe ” In God we trust! ” Till this day, we believe our founders of this nation are Christians and they stood by what they believe. We are what we are today because of them! They laid that foundation for our nation simply because this nation is meant to be a blessing to others. If our internal structure is broken in so many ways, how can we stay and remain as a blessing to other nations? We truly need changes but not for the worse. We need God to be in the core center of all that we do. We need restoration! This nation needs to be restored to its rightful place. A nation that brings blessings! We need to pursue a dream for our families, a dream that is worthy of our nation! The answer is Yes, you can be an agent of change for many families!

From Ours to Yours,